Scott O'Brien

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Symfony not sortable in CRUD

2011-01-01 12:15:37 +0000 +0000

I’ve recently come up across some problems with the CRUD generator in Symfony, so in case anyone is googling for a solution out there, I’ll try and help you along (or at least bump up the page references to the articles that helped me ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

I had a problem today where I was trying to use Symfony’s (1.4) generate-admin CRUD generator. The issue was that my titles were not sortable when adjusting the fields to display in the generator.yml file

config:
actions: ~
fields: ~
list:
batch_actions: {}
object_actions: {}
display: [pin, firstName, lastName, location, institution]
filter:
display: [firstName, lastName]
form: ~
edit: {}
new: {}

The issue with the firstName and lastName fields is that, if written like first_name and last_name it will fail to become sortable. I found a solution as to why in a blog post from a man with the same issue (Symfony 1.2)

Foreign keys not Sortable:
Another issue I had was where there is a foreign key in Symfony, the CRUD generator won’t know how to make this sortable. I solved this by moving to ahAdminGeneratorThemesPlugin for the generate-admin modules.. Read the read-me in that guide and you’ll be sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

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