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Error reporting with redirectBack


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18 December 2013 at 3:43am (Last edited: 18 December 2013 3:44am), Community Member, 12 Posts

Hello, i am having issues with showing an error when a user registers an account using an "in use" email address.

I am updating [url=]Arams site members code[/url]

I have reworked the deprecated code and now it all functions well other than showing the error message on duplicated email used at registration.

//Check for existing member email address
      if($member = DataObject::get_one("Member", "`Email` = '". Convert::raw2sql($data['Email']) . "'"))
         //Set error message
         $form->AddErrorMessage('Email', "Sorry, that email address already exists. Please choose another.", 'bad');
         //Set form data from submitted values
         Session::set("", $data);      
         //Return back to form
         return $this->redirectBack();         

the code catches the duplicated email on sending, but fails to show the error message on redirectBack, im quite new to this but i would not have thought redirectback would be a typical approach as basicaly the page is just refreshing.

i have tried return $this->redirectBack('Email); amongst other shots in the dark and having no success.


18 December 2013 at 4:25am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

Instead of just relying on...

$validator = new RequiredFields('FirstName', 'Email', 'Password');

create a more complex validator that does your validation - then no need to do the validation in the submit (and hence no need to use redirect back). This is a post that addresses their use within ModelAdmin... And it is [kinda] the same for a form.


18 December 2013 at 5:06am Community Member, 12 Posts

Brilliant thanks... funnily enough i have just been checking this out on the docs which under "Validation and Constraints" shows a similar way as yours..