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Forms which change with urlParams['ID']

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Community Member, 244 Posts

12 October 2012 at 4:19pm


I have a system which lists various dataobject, these dataobjects have a 'status' and depending on the status, the form has slightly different fields. The code is below.

The problem is that when SS submits the form, it reloads the function GetItemEditForm in the browser, and doesn't have item ID in the url, and therefore doesn't have the Status, therefore doesn't load the fields, therefore the form info used to 'saveInto' is blank...

If there any way around it? i could write a different form/save function for each status, but this would be simpler...

function GetItemEditForm () {
		$id = $this->urlParams['ID'];
		$CoachingItem = DataObject::get_by_id('CoachingItem', $id);
		$itemStatus= $CoachingItem->Status;
		if ($itemStatus== 'Define') {
			$fields = new FieldSet(
				new HiddenField('MemberID','', $MemberID),
				new HiddenField('Status','', 'Define'),
				new HiddenField('ID',''),
				new TextField("Title", "My challenge"),				
				new TextAreaField("DefineGoal", "My goal, incl. time frames", '4', '')
		if ($section == 'Plan') { $fields = new FieldSet();$validator = new RequiredFields(); }
		if ($section == 'Implement') { $fields = new FieldSet();$validator = new RequiredFields();  }
		if ($section == 'Review') { $fields = new FieldSet();$validator = new RequiredFields();  }
		$actions = new FieldSet(new FormAction('SaveItemEditForm', 'Save') );
       		$form = new Form($this, "GetItemEditForm", $fields, $actions);
		// load in existing content into the form
		$CoachingItem = DataObject::get_by_id('CoachingItem', $id);
		return $form;
	function SaveItemEditForm($data, $form) {
		$item = DataObject::get_by_id('CoachingItem', $data['ID']); // loads existing item		


Administrator, 690 Posts

15 October 2012 at 1:42pm

You need to make the form able to reload itself

Where you get the ID like this:

$id = $this->urlParams['ID'];

You can do it like this instead:

$id = empty($_REQUEST['ID']) ? $this->urlParams['ID'] : $_REQUEST['ID'];

That way one the reload the ID will be picked up from the hidden field you created.


Community Member, 244 Posts

15 October 2012 at 2:05pm

Hi Sam: thanks - that makes sense...