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DataObjectManager Module /

Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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How Do I Remove DOM CMS Tabs

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Community Member, 191 Posts

10 January 2011 at 7:06pm

I've added DataObject Manager to my Page.php as it applies to most all classes. I'd like to remove it from one class.

I assumed I should use a DataObject Decorator and have successfully removed other tabs from the CMS (ie Content.Metadata) this way, but haven't been able to figure out how to remove the tab I created w/ DOM on my Page.php.

Any help is much appreciated.


Community Member, 37 Posts

11 January 2011 at 1:36am

Hi !!

try this:

//Remove Fields

//$f->removeFieldFromTab("Root.Content", "Meta-data");
//$f->removeFieldFromTab("Root.Content", "Main");
//$f->removeFieldFromTab('Root', 'Beahvior'); // replace the tab with MMDOM tab


Community Member, 191 Posts

11 January 2011 at 3:37pm

Edited: 11/01/2011 3:39pm

Yeah, I tried both of those but neither worked. To clarify, this is what I have:


	$manager = new ImageDataObjectManager(
		$this, // Controller
		'SidebarImages', // Source name
		'SidebarImage', // Source class
		'Attachment', // File name on DataObject
		array(// Headings 
		'getCMSFields_forPopup' // Detail fields (function name or FieldSet object)
		// Filter clause
		// Sort clause
		// Join clause
	$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.SidebarImages', $manager);

Trying to remove the tab Sidebar Images from above in DataObjectDecorator below:


class CustomBlaBlaPage extends DataObjectDecorator {
	public function getCMSFields() {
	   $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
	   $this->extend('updateCMSFields', $fields);
	   return $fields;
	public function updateCMSFields(FieldSet $fields) {
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content','Metadata'); // THIS WORKS
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content','GoogleSitemap'); // THIS WORKS
                $fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content','SidebarImages'); // THIS DOESN'T WORK


Maybe I'm not going about it the right way.


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

11 January 2011 at 4:21pm

You're using this method wrong:

$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content','SidebarImages'); // THIS DOESN'T WORK

Use either:


or, just:



Community Member, 191 Posts

12 January 2011 at 4:07pm

I tried both of those as well and no go. I can easily remove SidebarImages if it's another class that extends Page, but when it extends Dataobject Decorator, it doesn't work.



Community Member, 8 Posts

18 February 2013 at 9:40pm

Edited: 18/02/2013 9:57pm

....and two years later, I stumbled into the same problem.
I cannot seem to remove fields from decorators. Is this a bug? I'm using version 2.4.7. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

:: I created a post for my query: