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Use TreeMultiselectField in frontend form


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15 July 2010 at 9:21am Community Member, 37 Posts

Hey, I want to use a TreeMultiselectField like this

in the frontend.
But I want to set the selectable objects with a query, like $objects = DataObject::get('Group', ...);
There is no relation between the objects in the dropdown and the page.
How can I implement it?
Perhaps something like this?

$dropdown = new TreeDropdownField(...);


15 July 2010 at 11:23am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

You can only use TreeMultiSelectField with dataobjects that implement Hierarchy (eg SiteTree and Groups). You can't set object sets AFAIK but you can set a class name and the root node ID (level as to start at). Also some filter function which may provide something but I haven't used it myself.


15 July 2010 at 5:49pm (Last edited: 16 July 2010 6:13pm), Community Member, 37 Posts

thx for your reply!
ok in this case I want to display some group DataObjects (which -> depends on the current user), but does the page must have a relation like has_many?
The problem is, that another class have this relation, but the form should be displayed somewhere else.
I think it is easier to create a new "FlexTreeMultiselectField" by my own to handle that...


16 July 2010 at 6:14pm Community Member, 37 Posts

OK here is a solution by using the TreeMultiselectField:
The easiest way is to check the ajax request, which gets a 404 error
I used this to to add a function to handle the request, its name is always the Form ID like "ContactForm" on the current page.
It needs a valid HTML with a <ul>, see below:

function ContactForm() {
   $objects = ... // Perhaps a db query
   $HTMLStr = '<ul class="tree">';
   foreach ($objects as $object) {
      $HTMLStr .= '<li id="selector-ViewerGroups-'.$object->ID.'" class="Group closed"><a>'.$object->Title.'</a></li>';
   $HTMLStr .= '</ul>';
   echo $HTMLStr;

By default its styled by cms.