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Conditional object actions for the admin generator Explained

ReUse of: Conditional object actions for the admin generator By Georg Sorst

The list view of the admin generator currently always displays all defined object actions for each object. There is no way to display an object action for an object only if some condition on this object itself is met.

In order to extend the admin generator with this functionality only a small enhancement is required. You can either apply this change per module or create a new admin generator theme as described in the Symfony book.

The templates/_list_td_actions.php has to be extended to look roughly like this, depending on whether you already have your own modifications in there.

I use sf v1.4.11, for make this enhancement...

First, you should find the partial _list_td_actions.php found in


And modify the original code like this:

    <?php if ($this->configuration->getValue('list.object_actions')): ?> 
    <ul class="sf_admin_td_actions">
    <?php foreach ($this->configuration->getValue('list.object_actions') as $name => $params): ?>
        <?php if ( isset( $params['condition'] ) ): ?>
            [?php if ( <?php echo ( isset( $params['condition']['invert'] ) && $params['condition']['invert'] ? '!' : '') . '$' . $this->getSingularName( ) . '->' . $params['condition']['function'] ?>( <?php echo ( isset( $params['condition']['params'] ) ? $params['condition']['params'] : '' ) ?> ) ): ?] 
        <?php endif; ?>
        <?php if ('_delete' == $name): ?>
            <?php echo $this->addCredentialCondition('[?php echo $helper->linkToDelete($'.$this->getSingularName().', '.$this->asPhp($params).') ?]', $params) ?>
        <?php elseif ('_edit' == $name): ?>
            <?php echo $this->addCredentialCondition('[?php echo $helper->linkToEdit($'.$this->getSingularName().', '.$this->asPhp($params).') ?]', $params) ?>
        <?php elseif ('_show' == $name): ?>
            <?php echo $this->addCredentialCondition('[?php echo $helper->linkToShow($'.$this->getSingularName().', '.$this->asPhp($params).') ?]', $params) ?>
        <?php else: ?>
            <li class="sf_admin_action_<?php echo $params['class_suffix'] ?>">
                <?php echo $this->addCredentialCondition($this->getLinkToAction($name, $params, true), $params) ?>
        <?php endif; ?>
        <?php if ( isset( $params['condition'] ) ): ?>
            [?php endif; ?]
        <?php endif; ?>
    <?php endforeach; ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

Second, in the generator.yml you should add aditional lines like

            label:          actionLabel
            action:         executeAction
            #Now the enhancement =D
              # function is the name of function in the model::functionName and must return boolean
              function:     functionName 
              # params are the params to send to functionName
              params:       "$model->getDbField(), $sf_user, 'test'"
              # invert is used if you need invert the result of functionName
              invert:       false

Third and final step, go to


and create the functionName like:

* $param1 is $model->getDbField()
* $param2 is $sf_user
* $param3 is 'test'
public function functionName($param1, $param2, $param3){
        //code personal
        return boolean;

Final, important!

php symfony cache:clear 

Well that's all, sorry for my bad English =S Thanks Georg Sorst and Google Translator

by Krikor Krikorian on 2011-05-26, tagged actions  admin  condition  conditional  generator  object