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SS3 AJAX problem calling controller methox


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1 November 2013 at 6:56pm Community Member, 15 Posts

I am refactoring an application from SS2.4.n to SS3.1 and am having trouble with the ajax method not finding the controller method (returning 404 error)

in the controller I have:
public static $allowed_actions = array (

public function getStoreList($data){
$array = array();

if($this->isAjax) {
$dealerID = (int) $data->postVar('dealerID');

Session::set('DealerID', $dealerID);

if($stores = DataObject::get('Store', 'DealerGroupID=' . $dealerID . ' AND JSSRegionID= '. $this->getCurrentRegionID() ) ){

foreach($stores as $mem) {
$array[] = array("Data" => $mem->ID,
"Label" => $mem->Name


return json_encode($array);

in the javascript/jQuery I have:

$storelistURL = $this->Link().'getStoreList';

(function($) {
$(document).ready(function() {

$.ajax({ url: '{$storelistURL}',
data: {dealerID:$(this).val()},
dataType: 'json',
success: function( data ) {
var arrayLen = data.length;
$('option', select).remove();

select.append($('<option>', {value: '', text: 'Select Store..'}));
for(var i=0; i< arrayLen; i++){
var item = data;
select.append($('<option>', {value: item.Data, text: item.Label}));
select.append($('<option>', {value: '', text: 'No stores returned..'}));

Works on the old app but now getting a 404 error
POST http://localhost/product_knowledge/dealer-registration/StoreList 404 (Not Found) jquery.min.js:2
send jquery.min.js:2
v.extend.ajax jquery.min.js:2
(anonymous function) (index):235
v.event.dispatch jquery.min.js:2

Do I need to set up routes in the yml file?

Have I missed something really basic?

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated (while I still have hair to pull out)


3 November 2013 at 2:46am Community Member, 395 Posts

i am not sure whether this is the exact problem, but in your URL it looks like it is not directed to the controller action.

your HTTP requests says the URL is " http://localhost/product_knowledge/dealer-registration/StoreList

shouldn't it be http://localhost/product_knowledge/dealer-registration/getStoreList