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Overwriting SearchForm in ModelAdmin_CollectionController


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27 May 2011 at 10:19pm Community Member, 2 Posts


I'm new to silverstripe and playing with ModelAdmin. I'm trying to overwrite SearchForm() in my EnquiryAdmin Class. Thing is Overwriting doesn't work for me.

class EnquiryAdmin_CollectionController extends ModelAdmin_CollectionController{

   public function SearchForm() {
      $form = parent::SearchForm();
      return $form;
   } ...


No dump, no die :S

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!


27 May 2011 at 11:21pm (Last edited: 27 May 2011 11:31pm), Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

Hi bueckl,

In ModelAdmin there is more than one search form, there is one search form per model and scaffolding is done from either the Summary_fields or the search_fields in the DataObject, to provide further customization to it you can (again within the DataObject) do this...

public function scaffoldSearchFields() {
   $fields = parent::scaffoldSearchFields();
   return $fields;


28 May 2011 at 12:17am Community Member, 2 Posts

Hi swaiba,

Got it. Thanks for the hint!