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use PopulateTemplate to email form content, need help???

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Community Member, 2 Posts

20 December 2008 at 10:54am

I've made a custom form which I want to mail and am using PopulateTemplate to format this mail however I get the following error testing in a wamp environment.:

FATAL ERROR: Object::__call() Method 'populateTemplate' not found in class ''
At line 199 in C:\wamp\www\silverstripe\sapphire\core\Object.php

user_error(Object::__call() Method 'populateTemplate' not found in class '',256)
line 199 of Object.php

line 168 of ReceptenPage.php

line 238 of Controller.php

line 22 of ModelAsController.php

line 104 of Director.php

line 158 of main.php


This is my code and I can't find where I went wrong, I've made a in mysite/templates/email:

function doReceptAanvraagForm($data, $form) {

$email = new Email(
$from = $data['email'],
$to = "",
$subject = "Receptaanvraag"
$email->ss_template = "ReceptTemplate";
$templateData = array(
"Anaam" => $data["Anaam"],
"Vnaam" => $data["Vnaam"]

// Redirect to a page thanking people for registering


Community Member, 501 Posts

27 December 2008 at 11:10pm

Edited: 27/12/2008 11:11pm

Which version of Silverstripe are you using?

I think pre 2.3 you had to use new Email_Template instead of new Email. The Email_Template was a subclass of Email.

In 2.3 this has been changed and I think it was all merged into one class Email, so if you're still using an older version, populateTemplate will not be a method of Email.

The docs are already for 2.3, so this is pretty confusing.


Community Member, 193 Posts

4 February 2009 at 5:57am

I have the same problem and I change Email with Email_Template but in this way mail don't go to sender..With Email was ok. I have v2.2.2


Community Member, 791 Posts

4 February 2009 at 10:47am

I noticed this as well....

It looks like you need to use email_template in 2.2.2 and Email in 2.3 ....