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Validation and redirectback not working

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Community Member, 30 Posts

12 July 2011 at 7:08am

Hi guys,
I'm really desperate! I'm new to SilversStripe and I've just completed all the tutorials. In the forms tutorial the form itself works, I mean the data are submitted to the database correctly. The thing that I don't understand is why the validation and the redirectback is not working. The html and the javascript outputted in the page for the validation seems alright to me:

<form id="Form_BrowserPollForm" action="/SilverStripe/index.php/home/BrowserPollForm" method="post" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded">
<input type="text" class="text" id="Form_BrowserPollForm_Name" name="Name" value="" />

#Form_BrowserPollForm input' : {
initialise: function() {
if(!this.old_onblur) this.old_onblur = function() { return true; }
if(!this.old_onfocus) this.old_onfocus = function() { return true; }
onblur : function() {
if(this.old_onblur()) {
// Don't perform instant validation for CalendarDateField fields; it creates usability wierdness.
if(this.parentNode.className.indexOf('calendardate') == -1 || this.value) {
return $('Form_BrowserPollForm').validate(this);
} else {
return true;

and that's the code in the HomePage.php:

class HomePage extends Page {
static $db = array(
static $has_one = array(
static $icon = "themes/tutorial/images/treeicons/home";

class HomePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {
function LatestNews($num=5) {
$news = DataObject::get_one("ArticleHolder");
return ($news) ? DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "ParentID = $news->ID", "Date DESC", "", $num) : false;

function BrowserPollForm() {

if(Session::get('BrowserPollVoted')) {
return false;

// Create fields
$fields = new FieldSet(
new TextField('Name'),
new OptionsetField('Browser', 'Your Favourite Browser', array(
'Firefox' => 'Firefox',
'Chrome' => 'Chrome',
'Internet Explorer' => 'Internet Explorer',
'Safari' => 'Safari',
'Opera' => 'Opera',
'Lynx' => 'Lynx'

// Create actions
$actions = new FieldSet(
new FormAction('doBrowserPoll', 'Submit')

// Create validator
$validator = new RequiredFields('Name', 'Browser');

return new Form($this, 'BrowserPollForm', $fields, $actions);

function doBrowserPoll($data, $form) {
$submission = new BrowserPollSubmission();
Session::set('BrowserPollVoted', true);


function BrowserPollResults() {
$submissions = DataObject::get('BrowserPollSubmission');
$total = $submissions->Count();

$doSet = new DataObjectSet();
foreach($submissions->groupBy('Browser') as $browser => $data) {
$percentage = (int) ($data->Count() / $total * 100);
$record = array(
'Browser' => $browser,
'Percentage' => $percentage
$doSet->push(new ArrayData($record));
return $doSet;

As per the redirectback() it's just not working. When I submit the form I see the blank page with the name of the function been called at the end of the url. If I use the redirect like this: redirect('index.php') it works fine.

The code is taken form the tutorial as it is, so it's supposed to work. I'm using OS X 10.6.8, PHP 5.3.4 and Apache as webserver.
Thanks in advance.


Forum Moderator, 1811 Posts

12 July 2011 at 9:12am


I don't know why it isn't working, but how about...


instead of...


then you could do something differnt with the page if "submitted" is posted, or even better use a URLParam action / id to pass the information and control the redirect.


Community Member, 30 Posts

12 July 2011 at 9:49am

Hi Swaiba, once again it was just me not paying much attention to the code: in the "return new Form($this, 'BrowserPollForm', $fields, $actions, $validator);" I had wrongly copied from the tutorial omitting the $validator parameter. Since I corrected the code the redirectback works fine! :)