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Displaying link to file in GridField

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Community Member, 545 Posts

20 February 2013 at 9:48am

I have a GridField diplaying as $has_many realtion with files, I'm tryin to add a column with a link to the file. I thought I'd be able to do it setFieldFormatting but at that level it seems to only have access the page object even though is I remove it, the gridfield does show the $Filename

	public function FileForm(){
		$config = GridFieldConfig_Base::create();
		$fileField = new GridField("Files", "Documents", $this->Files(), $config);
		$dataColumns = $fileField->getConfig()->getComponentByType('GridFieldDataColumns');
			'Select' => 'Select',
			'Title' => 'Title',
			'Description' => 'Description',
			'Size' => 'Size',
			'LastEdited' => 'Changed',
			'Filename'=> 'Download'

			"Filename" => "<a href=/'$Filename/'>Download</a>"
		$fields = new FieldList (
		$actions = new FieldList(FormAction::create("doEmail")->setTitle("Send Files"));
		return new Form($this, "FileForm", $fields, $actions);


Community Member, 545 Posts

21 February 2013 at 8:02am

I've gotten a little farther using a new GridField Componant

class GridFieldDownloadButton implements GridField_ColumnProvider {
	public function augmentColumns($field, &$cols) {
		if(!in_array('Download', $cols)) $cols[] = 'Download';
	public function getColumnsHandled($field) {
		return array('Download');
	public function getColumnContent($field, $record, $col) {
		if($record->canView()) {
			$data = new ArrayData(array(
				'Link' => $record->Filename
			return $data->renderWith('GridFieldDowloadButton');
	public function getColumnAttributes($field, $record, $col) {
		return array('class' => 'col-link');

	public function getColumnMetadata($gridField, $col) {
		return array('title' => "Link to File", 'sortable' => false);


But the column renders as sortable with a blank Title

Any suggestions?