Symfony 1.4 – Customize Admin Generator listing to show data from foreign tables

symfony If you are using admin generator in symfony 1.4, i bet you will have the problem to customize admin generator listing to show data from foreign table. It’s common for us to display data from different tables within a listing.

To customize admin generator listing to show foreign tables data, follow the steps below:-


  • Let’s say we have 2 tables user_logins and user_profiles tables that store user login and their profile details.
  • I’ve a user_login module that generated thru the admin generator
  • Now i want to customize my admin generator listing to display some user_profiles data. Let say we only want to display 3 columns in our listing eg: user_id, user_name, user_profile_gender
  • To do this, first we need to edit the generator.yml
        display: [user_id, user_name, _user_profiles]

    * if you notice, i put a underscore at the user_profiles field.

  • Now create a file name it _user_profiles.php in the module templates directory with the content below:-
    <?php echo $user_login->getUserProfile()->getGender(); ?>

    * Make sure you declare the correct relationship between the user_login and user_profiles table. else you will get error when you call getUserProfile().

  • Now, refresh your user_login module listing and you should see the gender is displayed within the listing.

* there might be a better solution out there, if you found one remember to share with the others!

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