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Director::direct('SOME_URL') requires a model as second parameter...


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5 January 2014 at 6:15am Community Member, 8 Posts

I try to redirect from one page to another and I get a Php-Notice about a missing model parameter

[Notice] Undefined variable: model
POST /home/UserDataForm

Line 145 in /srv/htdocs/framework/control/Director.php

I tried to add something like

$model = new Page();

but then, it outputs a blank screen.

I know, this is a Notice and almost invisible on production but it keeps me in Dev-Mode from having a clean output.

Is there another way to redirect a user from A to B?

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards


5 January 2014 at 8:34am Community Member, 243 Posts

Director::direct() lsnt used for browser redirections.

You want redirect on a controller object or response object


5 January 2014 at 8:54am Community Member, 8 Posts


I think I found it.

I had in mind some SS 2.4 snippets


but this is now:


as long as I am in a Controller-Object.

Is that right?


8 January 2014 at 1:39am Community Member, 16 Posts

What if you are not in a Controller object?

For example, I want to redirect after executing custom Gridfield row action?


8 January 2014 at 4:27am (Last edited: 8 January 2014 4:28am), Forum Moderator, 1091 Posts

Afaik you are always 'in a controller', meaning there's always a Controller active, based on a URL, making sure the work gets done...

You can find the current controller by using Controller::curr()