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Community Member, 6 Posts

22 October 2009 at 11:41am

Hi All,

I have been trying to work this out for a very long time now with no success....

I've got a business listing page set up right... and it has a list of details... on the listing page it has two different email addresses.. $Email1 and $Email2.

When you click on the link for $Email1 or $Email2 it takes you to a contact page with the ID passed to the contact page

I then want to get $Email1 and send the contact form to that email address... here is the code I have set up:

class ContactListing_Controller extends Page_Controller {

public function getEmail() {
$ea = $_REQUEST['id'];
$email = DataObject::get_by_id("BusinessListing", "$ea");
$emailTo = $email->Email1;
if(!$email) return false;


public function ContactListingForm() {
$ea = $_REQUEST['id'];
$email = DataObject::get_by_id("BusinessListing", "$ea");
$emailTo = $email->Email1;

return new Form($this, "ContactListingForm", new FieldSet(

new TextField("Name"),
new TextField("Phone"),
new TextField("Email", "Email"),
new TextareaField("Comment"),
new TextField("MyEmail", "MyEmail", "$emailTo")

), new FieldSet(

new FormAction("ContactListingAction", "Submit")

), new RequiredFields());

public function ContactListingAction($data, $form) {

$from = '';
$to = $data['MyEmail'];
$subject = 'testing for website 9';
$body = 'This is the body of my email';

$email = new Email();






The error I get is Undefined index: id

I know that this is because I am essentially trying to POST the id and it's not being passed through the form...

please help!!!


Community Member, 283 Posts

23 October 2009 at 4:23pm

SS has abstracted the old school PHP $_REQUEST variable. You will want to access variables in the $this->URLParams variable which will fetch it off the URL.