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Formatter Extension

This extension does not affect datasource, it applies after the result set is fetched by the datagrid and provides changes using formatters that are described in the config. This extension is also responsible for passing columns configuration to the view layer.



    type: field # default value `field`, so this key could be skipped here
    frontend_type: date|datetime|decimal|integer|percent|currency|select|text|html|boolean # optional default string
    data_name: someAlias.someField # optional, key in result that should represent this field
    divisor: some number # optional if you need to divide a numeric value by a number before rendering it

Represents the default data field.


    type: url
    route: some_route # required
    isAbsolute: true|false # optional
    params: [] # optional params for route generating, will be took from record
    anchor: string #optional, use it when need to add some #anchor to generated url

Represents URL field, mostly used for generating urls for actions.


    type: twig
    template: string # required, template name
    context: [] # optional, should not contain reserved keys(record, value)

Represents twig template formatted field.


    type: translatable
    data_name: string #optional if need to took value from another column
    domain: string #optional
    locale: string #optional

Used when field should be translated by symfony translator.


    type: callback
    callable: "@link" # required

Used when field should be formatted using a callback, see Reference in YAML Configuration for more information.

Note that the whole node configuration is passed to the callback method as the $node argument. Therefore, if you need is to pass some arguments to the callback method, you can add any parameter to the grid config, e.g.:

    type: callback
    callable: ">myCallbackMethod"
    myCallbackParam: 'Some Value'

And then use this parameter in the callback method like this:

use Oro\Bundle\DataGridBundle\Datasource\ResultRecordInterface;

class MyFormatterService
    public function myCallbackMethod($gridName, $keyName, $node)
        if (!array_key_exists('myCallbackParam', $node)) {
            return false;

        $myCallbackParam = $node['myCallbackParam'];

        return function (ResultRecordInterface $record) use ($myCallbackParam) {
            $result = '';
            // Do something using $myCallbackParam

            return $result;

Localized Number

    type: localized_number
    method: formatCurrency        # required
    context: []                   # optional
    context_resolver: "@callable" # optional
    divisor: some number # optional if you need to divide a numeric value by a number before rendering it

Used to format numbers using Oro\Bundle\LocaleBundle\Formatter\NumberFormatter on backend.

  • method - method from NumberFormatter that should be used for formatting

  • context - static arguments for method that will be called, starts from 2nd arg

  • context_resolver - callback that will resolve dynamic arguments for method that will be called, starts from 2nd arg should be compatible with following declaration: function (ResultRecordInterface $record, $value, NumberFormatter $formatter) {}


We would like to format currency, but the currency code should be retrieved from the current row

    type: localized_number
    method: formatCurrency
    context_resolver: staticClass::staticFunc
class staticClass {
    public static function staticFunc()
            return function (ResultRecordInterface $record, $value, NumberFormatter $formatter) {
                return [$record->getValue('currencyFieldInResultRow')];

// will call
// NumberFormatter->formatCurrency('value of column_name field', 'value of currencyFieldInResultRow field');


Option frontend_type can be applied to the formatter of any type, it will be used to format cell data in the frontend.


To implement your own formatter:

  • Develop a class that implements PropertyInterface (also there is basic implementation in AbstractProperty)

  • Register your formatter as a service tagged as { name:, type: YOUR_TYPE }