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How to include a class field value in from template?

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Community Member, 82 Posts

10 January 2013 at 1:48am

Edited: 10/01/2013 1:51am


I have a langing page with a form that uses in it's action attribute a form handler url from an external API. The API takes the form fields values and redirects the user on another "Thank you" page on the same site.

I added a new text field to the LandingPageForm.php class to store the value of the "form handler url". I'm trying to call it from the form template in action attribute with <% control LandingPageForm %>$FormHandlerURL<% end_control %>, but this didn't show any value. This is the code I have:


class LandingPageForm extends Page
	static $db = array(
		'FormHandlerURL' => 'Text' // the form handler URL

	function getCMSFields() 
		$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new TextField('FormHandlerURL', 'Form handler URL'));
		return $fields;	


class LandingPageForm_Controller extends Page_Controller
	static $allowed_actions = array(
	//The function which generates our form
	function LandingPageForm() 
      	// Create fields
	    $fields = new FieldSet(
		    new TextField('FirstName', 'First Name'),
		    new TextField('LastName', 'Last Name'),
		    new EmailField('Email', 'Email')
	    // Create action
	    $actions = new FieldSet(
	    	new FormAction('SendLandingPageForm', 'Send me an intro package')
		// Create action
		$validator = new RequiredFields('FirstName', 'LastName', 'Email');
	    $form = new Form($this, 'LandingPageForm', $fields, $actions, $validator);
	    return $form;
	function SendLandingPageForm($data, $form) {


<form id="Form_LandingPageForm" action="<% control LandingPageForm %>$FormHandlerURL<% end_control %>" method="post" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded">

	<% if Message %> 
	<p id="{$FormName}_error" class="message $MessageType">$Message</p> 
	<% else %> 
	<p id="{$FormName}_error" class="message $MessageType" style="display: none;"></p> 
	<% end_if %>

			<label class="left" for="Form_LandingPageForm_FirstName">First Name</label>
			<input type="text" class="text" id="Form_LandingPageForm_FirstName" name="firstname" placeholder="First Name *" value="">
			<label class="left" for="Form_LandingPageForm_LastName">Last Name</label>
			<input type="text" class="text" id="Form_LandingPageForm_LastName" name="lastname" placeholder="Last Name *" value="">
			<label class="left" for="Form_LandingPageForm_Email">Email</label>
			<input type="text" class="text" id="Form_LandingPageForm_Email" placeholder="Email *" name="email" value="">
			<input class="hidden nolabel" type="hidden" id="Form_LandingPageForm_SecurityID" name="SecurityID" value="911284708">
		<div class="clear"><!-- --></div>
	<% if Actions %> 
	<div class="Actions"> 
		<% control Actions %> 
		<% end_control %>
	<% end_if %>
	<p class="notice">We will never share your private information.</p>

I appreciate you help, thanks.



Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

10 January 2013 at 5:43pm

Try <% control Controller %>$FormHandlerURL<% end_control %> as that will change your scope to the controller (where your FormHandlerURL variable is.


Community Member, 82 Posts

27 January 2013 at 7:47am

Thanks it's working now..