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tutorial 3

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Community Member, 26 Posts

29 April 2009 at 4:49pm

Hi guys,

Just having some problems getting the validation function to work on tut 3. basicallt i hit submit and the please fill out "" message doesnt appear it just reloads the page. here's the code

* Defines the HomePage page type

class HomePage extends Page {
static $icon = "themes/tutorial/images/treeicons/home";
static $db = array(
static $has_one = array(


class HomePage_Controller extends Page_Controller {

function LatestNews($num=5) {
$news = DataObject::get_one("ArticleHolder");
return ($news) ? DataObject::get("ArticlePage", "ParentID = $news->ID", "Date DESC", "", $num) : false;

function doBrowserPoll($data, $form) {
$submission = new BrowserPollSubmission();


function BrowserPollForm() {
// Create fields
$fields = new FieldSet(
new TextField('Name'),
new OptionsetField('Browser', 'Your Favourite Browser', array(
'Firefox' => 'Firefox',
'Internet Explorer' => 'Internet Explorer',
'Safari' => 'Safari',
'Opera' => 'Opera',
'Lynx' => 'Lynx'

// Create actions
$actions = new FieldSet(
new FormAction('doBrowserPoll', 'Submit')

return new Form($this, 'BrowserPollForm', $fields, $actions);
// Create validator
$validator = new RequiredFields('Name', 'Browser');

return new Form($this, 'BrowserPollForm', $fields, $actions, $validator);



thanks for your help