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GridFieldDetailForm_ItemRequest data only available to admin users?

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Community Member, 1 Post

6 December 2016 at 1:00am

Hi there,

I have a GridFieldDetailForm_ItemRequest class I created by essentially following this post:

However, the data object instances associated to this class only seem to be returned when logged in as an admin user. Any other user type that doesn't have the 'Full administrator privileges' permission can't seem to see any of that data.

They can see the ModelAdmin link in the main left hand toolbar, along with all the summary fields associated to the DataObject - just none of the data itself.

Has anyone else seen this before? Is it possible to allow any users to see this data?

Happy to provide code samples of more information as needed. Any and all help is greatly appreciated - thanks for reading.


Community Member, 13 Posts

6 December 2016 at 4:42pm

Edited: 06/12/2016 8:05pm

You need to add permissions into your dataobject.
I tend to use something like the following to have rights based on the containing page.

class myClass extends DataObject {
	private static $db = array(

	private static $has_one = array(
		'Parent'	=> 'containingClass',	//Link back to parent page

// Permissions: Set permissions based on parent. Allows non-admins to edit this dataobject.
	function canView($member=NULL) { 
		return $this->Parent()->canView($member);
	function canEdit($member=NULL) {
		return $this->Parent()->canEdit($member);
	function canCreate($member=NULL) {
		return true;
//Often don't give delete rights to non-admins
	/*function canDelete($member=NULL) {
		return $this->Parent()->canEdit($member);

Just swap the myClass, containgClass and Parent to whatever your using.