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How to import json array into jQuery calendar


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12 July 2009 at 11:04pm Community Member, 129 Posts


I'm trying to feed a jQuery calendar with data from Silverstripe. I've installed the perfectly well-working Calendar Event module, but all I want now is to pull out some Calendar Events and return them as a json array. Here is the code for initiating the calendar:

$(document).ready(function() {
         draggable: true,
         events: "json_events.php",
         eventDrop: function(event, delta) {
            alert(event.title + ' was moved ' + delta + ' days\n' +
               '(should probably update your database)');
         loading: function(bool) {
            if (bool) $('#loading').show();
            else $('#loading').hide();

And here is the json_events.php:


   $year = date('Y');
   $month = date('m');

   echo json_encode(array(
         'id' => 1,
         'title' => "Event1",
         'start' => "$year-$month-10",
         'url' => ""
         'id' => 2,
         'title' => "Event2",
         'start' => "$year-$month-20",
         'end' => "$year-$month-22",
         'url' => ""


The question is just, how or what should I do to get this working with silverstripe. Should I use the restfull server API? And if yes, how would I do that since I can't find any documentation on how to use the restfull server with json export.

Many thanks



13 July 2009 at 1:41am Community Member, 901 Posts

Hm. Just write a method in your Controller, that returns your Data as json?
Something like:

// put this in your Page_Controller or <whatever>_Controller
public function json(){
   // gather event data to an array
   return json_encode($arrayData);

Then you can call the URL of that page and append /json to it.
eg. http://localhost/silverstripe/page/json (will call the json method of the page-Controller)


13 July 2009 at 9:35pm Community Member, 129 Posts

But of course, yes, thanks, works like a charm.