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Rewriting SiteTreeAsUL for Admin Tab - Help?


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2 June 2010 at 1:48am Community Member, 125 Posts

Hi all,
I am setting up my own assetsadmin that instead of pulling from the regular assets folder on the server, it pulls from an assets folder on Amazon s3. I have my upload to S3 working but now I need to list my directories correctly. It looks like I need to do my own SiteTreeAsUL function which is currently writen like

    * Return the entire site tree as a nested UL.
    * @return string HTML for site tree
   public function SiteTreeAsUL() {

      $obj = singleton('Folder');
      $obj->setMarkingFilter('ClassName', ClassInfo::subclassesFor('Folder'));
      $obj->markPartialTree(30, null, "ChildFolders");

      if($p = $this->currentPage()) $obj->markToExpose($p);

      // getChildrenAsUL is a flexible and complex way of traversing the tree
      $siteTreeList = $obj->getChildrenAsUL(
         '"<li id=\"record-$child->ID\" class=\"$child->class" . $child->markingClasses() . ($extraArg->isCurrentPage($child) ? " current" : "") . "\">" . ' .
         '"<a href=\"" . Controller::join_links(substr($extraArg->Link(),0,-1), "show", $child->ID) . "\" class=\"" . ($child->hasChildFolders() ? " contents" : "") . "\" >" . $child->TreeTitle() . "</a>" ',

      // Wrap the root if needs be
      $rootLink = $this->Link() . 'show/root';
      $baseUrl = Director::absoluteBaseURL() . "assets";
      if(!isset($rootID)) {
         $siteTree = "<ul id=\"sitetree\" class=\"tree unformatted\"><li id=\"record-root\" class=\"Root\"><a href=\"$rootLink\"><strong>{$baseUrl}</strong></a>"
         . $siteTreeList . "</li></ul>";

      return $siteTree;

I need to somehow parse from the XML file I get back from Amazon that shows my files and folder structure and plug it in.
Can someone point me into the right direction? I am having a hard time wrapping my head around this.


2 June 2010 at 2:35am Community Member, 125 Posts

Actually, I have another idea. Can I just overwrite the sync function to upload the folder structure from my xml file to the database instead. Would that be a better idea?