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How to add search filter in ComplexTableFields in the cms

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Community Member, 6 Posts

5 March 2010 at 12:12pm

Edited: 05/03/2010 12:20pm

Hi there,
I have added a dataobject in complextablefields to the cms but there are 300 rows in data. So I would like to add a simple search filter like in the image upload section to filter the results by names or something else.
I have read the doc in
about this issue where mentions the followings:

$fields = singleton('MyDataObject')->searchableFields();
class MyDataObject extends DataObject {
static $searchable_fields = array(

Here is my getCMSFields() function {

$fields = parent::getCMSFields();

$tablefield = new ComplexTableField(
'Name' => "Name",
'PostCode' => 'PostCode',
'Email' => "Email"

$tablefield->setAddTitle('an Adviser');

$fields->addFieldToTab( 'Root.Content.Adviser', $tablefield );
return $fields;


But I am not sure how I should put those lines into my page and dataobject to make it work, I did give it a go but no luck so far. Can any one here point me the direction ? Many thanks in advance.


Community Member, 279 Posts

7 March 2010 at 5:03am

Use the DataObjectManager module to search your DataObjects in the Backend.

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