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SS3: Open Data Grid in popup


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18 July 2012 at 10:52am (Last edited: 18 July 2012 11:52am), Community Member, 46 Posts

I have upgraded a site to SS3 from 2.4 and implemented a datagrid to replace an ImageDataObjectManager following this tutorial:

Everything is working fine, however I need it to open in a pop up in the cms as currently every time you upload a new image, you have to go back to the main page, then click on the image tab, then click Add image and then go through the process.

I tried adding (from

$gridFieldConfig->addComponent($gridFieldForm = new GridFieldPopupForms());      

But this is giving me an error: Class 'GridFieldPopupForms' not found.

I am using 3.0.0. The GridFieldPopupForms class does not exist in /sapphire/forms/gridfield/GridFieldPopupForms.php as the docs state.

My full code:



class SliderImage extends DataObject {

   static $db = array (
      'Title' => 'Varchar',
      'ImageLink' => 'Varchar'

   static $has_one = array (
      'Home' => 'Home',
       'SliderMainImage' => 'Image'

   public static $summary_fields = array(
   'Title' => 'Image Title',
   'ImageLink' => 'Link for the image'

   public function getCMSFields_forPopup() {

    $imageField = new UploadField('SliderMainImage', 'Image');
    $imageField->allowedExtensions = array('jpg', 'png', 'gif');
    // Name, Description and Website fields
    return new FieldList(
       new TextField('Title', 'Title'),
       new TextareaField('ImageLink', 'Link for the image'),


public static $has_many = array(
      'SliderImages' => 'SliderImage'
   function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      $gridFieldConfig = GridFieldConfig::create()->addComponents(
    new GridFieldToolbarHeader(),
    new GridFieldAddNewButton('toolbar-header-right'),
    new GridFieldSortableHeader(),
    new GridFieldDataColumns(),
    new GridFieldPaginator(10),
    new GridFieldEditButton(),
    new GridFieldDeleteAction(),
    new GridFieldDetailForm()
    $gridFieldConfig->addComponent($gridFieldForm = new GridFieldPopupForms());      
    $gridField = new GridField("SliderImages", "Slider Images:", $this->SliderImages(), $gridFieldConfig);
    $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Slider", $gridField);
      return $fields;


26 July 2012 at 9:54am Community Member, 33 Posts

Hi Fraser,

Good question. Did you find a solution for this? I don't get this to work either. It would have been fine not having to go back everytime you ad a new row to the gridfield.


28 July 2012 at 6:47am Community Member, 20 Posts

Note: I'm currently working with an early pre release version of Silverstripe 3, and the code here is a start point and not everything works.

GridFieldPopupForms has been removed in the SS3 Stable release