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Search function doesn't work


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19 August 2012 at 12:03am Community Member, 15 Posts

Hi there
i'm creating search function to my simple site and.. no good.

i did everything like the tutorial and it seems that silvestripe ignores it.
First, search form displays

<form id="SearchForm_SearchForm" action="/profil/SearchForm" method="get" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded">

but i think it should be action="/results", because when i click id redirect me to that page (or similar like /something/SearchForm) and page just refresh, no search content it's displayed.
I've created results() function in Page_Controller, created - everything what's on the tutorial, and still nothing.
I've just followed tutorial strictly, maybe i need to tweak it a little, but for now i'm stuck.

Someone can help me with this?


19 August 2012 at 3:59pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

but i think it should be action="/results"

Nope, the form action goes to your controller which then redirects you after it's finished processing to the results uri. You shouldn't need to include any PHP code as that is all built in as of 2.4/3.0 though make sure your theme has a template that outputs the results.


22 August 2012 at 7:18am Community Member, 15 Posts

ok thanks.
however its not working either.
clicking search button redirects me to "test.local/profile/SearchForm?Search=search&action_results=Ok"
and normal page is displayed, nothing more


28 August 2012 at 7:42am Community Member, 15 Posts

no one, really?


28 August 2012 at 9:24am Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

Do you have a Page_results template, as per [url=]the tutorial[/url]?