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Editing DataObject in the frontend


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14 April 2014 at 11:07am Community Member, 2 Posts

I'm needing help creating a form for the frontend where the user can edit a DataObject.

The website is basically a planner, so the user has a project (or projects) assigned to them. The projects are made up of 9 steps which the user works through gradually. Where I'm stuck is giving the user the ability to edit the Project dataobjects "Title" and "Description".

Here's what I have so far:

Edit project form

public function EditProjectForm() {
$projectID = (int) $this->request->param('ID');
   $project = Project::get()->byID($projectID);
   $project->ProjectID = $project->ID;
   $fields = new FieldList(
      TextField::create('Title', 'Project Title'),
      TextareaField::create('Description', 'Project Description'),
      FileField::create('ProjectImage', 'ProjectImage'),
      TextField::create('Category', 'Category'),
   $actions = new FieldList(
      FormAction::create("doEdit", 'Submit changes')
   $form = new Form($this, 'EditProjectForm', $fields, $actions);
   return $form;

doEdit Action

public function doEdit($data, Form $form) {
$projectID = $data['ProjectID'];
      $project = Project::get()->byID($projectID);


$project->Title = $data['Title'];
$project->Description = $data['Description'];




This creates the form fine, and populates the form with the projects information. But when I click doEdit it just goes to a blank white page at

I'm really stuck on this, and given I'm very much a beginner to PHP this is a major headache...


30 April 2014 at 1:09am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

The "offical" method for 2.4 is genericviews -
I Think this is mostly going to work on 3.x too.