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Having a problem displaying a DataObject in my page


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4 December 2010 at 6:48am Community Member, 153 Posts


I'm having some difficulty with displaying a dataobject on my page. All I get is a 404 Page not found.

The function I'm using in my controller is this:

class DataBaseResults_Controller extends Page_Controller{

   public function init(){
      $params = Director::urlParams();

   public function ResultsView(){
      $params = Director::urlParams();
      return (isset($params['Action']) && $params['Action'] == 'viewcase');

and in my template:

<a href="{$Top.Link}viewcase/{$ID}"mce_href="{$Top.Link}viewcase/{$ID}" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="$LinkingMode levela">View</a>

      <% if ResultsView %>
         <% if getDisplayResultsDetails %>
         <% control getDisplayResultsDetails %>
### display results here ###
         <% end_control %>
         <% end_if %>
      <% end_if %>

I've used this method before in earlier versions of Silverstripe and can't understand why this won't work, any ideas where I'm going wrong?


4 December 2010 at 7:47am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

do you have the appropriate director rule for DataBaseResults in your _config.php?


4 December 2010 at 9:53am (Last edited: 4 December 2010 9:53am), Community Member, 153 Posts

No, never had to do this before, what does this entail?


4 December 2010 at 1:39pm Community Member, 509 Posts

What version of Silverstripe are you running? If this method is called when a custom action is used in the URL, you will need to add the 'allowed_actions' static to your controller (as of 2.4).

Also, it maty sound silly, but is the page you are trying to access named correctly and of the DataBaseResults type? Also, I am guessing you also have a Page extension that goes with that controller extension?

Also, could you include the code for: getDisplayResultsDetails()? The error might be related to that?




5 December 2010 at 12:58am Community Member, 153 Posts

Guys, thank you so much!

I knew it would be something simple, yes it turns out I'd not set the "allowed actions", something I have not looked at in SS2.4.

Thank you again!