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    Re: Is silverstripe suitable for large CRM system Link to this post

    - Thanks for that i have been working through the SS-Bit tutorials and found it useful.
    - Found a really cool module by Uncle Cheese called Bootstrap-forms that uses the twitter bootstrap framework:
    http://www.leftandmain.com/silverstripe-screencasts/2012/07/03/bootstrap-forms-for-silverstripe-3/

    - The way you set up the forms are brilliant and i find it easier to apply methods to objects using this style.
    - One of the cool features is the called FancyDropdown that adds a AJAX style search functionality to a drop down field. I tested it with a list of 1600 postal codes and areas and it works <b>REALLY WELL </b>

    The only thing i am struggling with at the moment is populating the form with existing records so that i can update records. I.e if i want to update customer number 3 i want to be able to call something like this in the browser....mysite/customer/edit/3

    Which should bring up the form populated with the customer's details.

    I know the old way of doing that was something like $form->loadDataFrom($this->editform());

    This is what the code looks now:

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    //CREATE CUSTOMER FORM
    public function CustomerForm() {
    return BootstrapForm::create(
    $this,
    "CustomerForm",
    FieldList::create(
    TextField::create("Name","Name")
    ->addExtraClass("required"),
    TextField::create("Surname","Surname"),
    ChosenDropdownField::create("PostalCodesID", "Postal Addres") ///Fancy Drop down field
    ->setSource(PostalCode::get()->map('ID','Suburb'))
    ->setEmptyString('--Please Select--'))
    ),
    BootstrapForm::loadDataFrom($this->editform())
    )
    }

    // ADD CUSTOMER TO DATABASE
    public static function AddCustomer($data, $form) {
    $submission = new Customer();
    $form->saveInto($submission);
    $submission->write();
    Controller::curr()->redirectBack();
    }

    }
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    - The module has excellent validation features
    - You can do a horizontal layout with checkboxes and radio buttons
    - Prepend and apend text to fields
    - Customize different buttons to look different...eg submit button is green, delete button is red

    And all of this comes out the box!

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