Operations provide the possibility to assign any interaction with a user by specifying:
- Entity classes
Every active operation shows a button or a link on the corresponding page. The button is displayed only if all the described preconditions are met. For the operation button or link to be displayed, the preconditions section should evaluate to true. After a user clicks on the button or link, the operation will be performed only if the conditions section evaluates to true. Also, if the operation has a form dialog configuration, then a modal dialog with fields appears when clicking the button.
Each operation relates to an entity type (consists of a full class name) or\and a route of the page where the operations should be displayed or\and a datagrid. Before the page loading, ActionBundle chooses operations with a corresponding page entity|route. Then these operations are checked against the preconditions. If all the preconditions are met - the operation’s button is displayed. After clicking the button, all the performed operations (and underlined actions) are executed, provided that all the preconditions of operation and conditions of actions are met.
All operations can be described in the
actions.yml configuration file under the corresponding bundle in the config/oro resource directory.
Below is an example of a simple operation configuration that performs an execution logic with the MyEntity entity.
operations: acme_demo_expire_myentity_operation: # operation name extends: entity_operation_base # (optional) parent operation if needed replace: # (optional) the list of nodes that should be replaced in the parent operation - frontend_options # node name label: aсme.demo.operations.myentity_operation # label for operation button enabled: true # (optional, default = true) is operation enabled substitute_operation: entity_common_operation # (optional) name of operation that must be substituted with current one if it appears entities: # (optional) list of entity classes - Acme\Bundle\DemoBundle\Entity\MyEntity # entity class - AcmeDemoBundle:MyEntity2 for_all_entities: false # (optional, default = false) is operation match for all entities exclude_entities: ['AcmeDemoBundle:MyEntity3'] # (optional) list of entities that must be ignored for this operation (useful with "for_all_entities" option) routes: # (optional) list of routes - acme_demo_myentity_view # route name datagrids: # (optional) list of datagrids - acme-demo-grid # datagrid name for_all_datagrids: false # (optional, default = false) is operation available in all datagrids if any exclude_datagrids: ['datagrid-demo'] # (optional) list of datagrids that should never be matched by this operation in any context (useful with "for_all_datagrids" option) groups: ['operations_on_acme_entities'] # (optional) list of groups that can be assigned to operation (tagging mechanism) to be available or filtered among in usual code or templates order: 10 # (optional, default = 0) display order of operation button acl_resource: acme_demo_myentity_view # (optional) ACL resource name that will be checked while checking that operation execution is allowed button_options: # (optional) display options for operation button icon: fa-clock-o # (optional) class of button icon class: btn # (optional) class of button group: aсme.demo.operation.demogroup.label # (optional) group operation to drop-down on the label template: customTemplate.html.twig # (optional) custom button template page_component_module: # (optional) js-component module acme/js/app/components/demo-component page_component_options: # (optional) js-component module options parameterName: parameterValue data: # custom data attributes which will be added to button attributeName: attributeValue frontend_options: # (optional) display options for operation button template: customDialogTemplate.html.twig # (optional) custom template, can be used both for page or dialog title: aсme.demo.operations.dialog.title # (optional) custom title title_parameters: %%some_param%%: $.paramValue options: # (optional) modal dialog options allowMaximize: true allowMinimize: true dblclick: maximize maximizedHeightDecreaseBy: minimize-bar width: 1000 show_dialog: true # (optional, by default: true) if `false` - operation will be opened on page confirmation: aсme.demo.operation_perform_confirm # (optional) Confirmation message before start operation`s execution attributes: # (optional) list of all existing attributes demo_attr: # attribute name label: Demo Field # attribute label type: string # attribute type property_path: data.demo # (optional if label and type are set) path to entity property, which helps to automatically defined attribute metadata, and will be mapped for that property options: # attribute options class: \Acme\Bundle\DemoBundle\Model\MyModel # (optional) entity class name, set if type is entity datagrid_options: mass_action_provider: # (optional) service name, marked with "oro_action.datagrid.mass_action_provider" tag acme.action.datagrid.mass_action_provider # and must implement Oro\Bundle\ActionBundle\Datagrid\Provider\MassActionProviderInterface mass_action: # (optional) configuration of datagrid mass action type: window label: acme.demo.mass_action.label icon: plus route: acme_demo_bundle_massaction frontend_options: title: acme.demo.mass_action.action.label dialogOptions: modal: true ... form_options: # (optional) parameters which will be passed to form dialog attribute_fields: # list of attribute fields which will be shown in dialog demo_attr: # attribute name (must be configured in `attributes` block of action config) form_type: text # needed type of current field options: # list of form field options required: true # define this field as required constraints: # list of constraints - NotBlank: ~ # this field must be filled attribute_default_values: # (optional) define default values for attributes demo_attr: $demo # use attribute name and property path or simple string for attribute value form_init: # (optional) any needed actions which will execute before showing form dialog - '@assign_value': # action alias conditions: # (optional) conditions list to allow current action '@empty': $description # condition definition parameters: [$.demo_attr, 'Demo Data'] # parameters of current action preactions: # (optional) any needed pre actions which will execute before pre conditions - '@create_datetime': # action alias attribute: $.date # action parameters preconditions: # (optional) pre conditions for display Action button - '@gt': [$updatedAt, $.date] # condition definition conditions: # (optional) conditions for execution Action button - '@equal': [$expired, false] # condition definition actions: # (optional) any needed actions which will execute after clicking the button - '@assign_value': [$expired, true] # action definition
This configuration describes the operation that relates to the
MyEntity entity. The button with the “adme.demo.myentity.operations.myentity_operation” label is displayed on the view page (acme_demo_myentity_view) of this entity (in case the ‘updatedAt’ field > new DateTime(‘now’)). If the expired property of the entity = false, then clicking the button triggers the “assign_value” action that sets the ‘expired’ field to true. If form_options are specified, then the form dialog with attributes fields is displayed when clicking the button. The actions run only on the submit form.
Execute a command to validate all operations configurations:
php bin/console oro:action:configuration:validate
All configurations apply automatically after their changes are made in the developer environment.
Oro Action Bundle defines several system-wide default operations for a common purpose. Those are basic CRUD-called operations for entities:
UPDATE - operation for an entity editing that uses a route from the routeUpdate option of the entity configuration.
DELETE - operation for an entity deletion that uses a route from the routeName option of the entity configuration.
If the default operations are used in the non-default applications (like in commerce), the routes are retrieved from the routeCommerceUpdate and routeCommerceDelete options.
Configurations for the default operations are allocated in the Resources/config/oro/actions.yml file under the Oro Action Bundle directory.
Questions and Answers
How to disable a CRUD default operation for my Bundle?
Supposing you need to disable the default DELETE operation for your new MyEntity entity. Here is the case which describes the solution. You can do this in actions.yml under your bundle configuration resources directory:
operations: DELETE: exclude_entities: ['MyEntity']
The operation merges a special additional condition to the default operation during the configuration compilation so that the default DELETE operation doesn’t match your entity and is not displayed as well.
Can I disable default operation for my datagrid?
Yes. There are two ways to do that:
- Disable the operation by updating your datagrid configuration in its action_configuration section. Define a key corresponding to the operation name with the false value.
datagrids: your_datagrid_name: #... datagrid config sections action_configuration: some_default_common_operation: false
some_default_common_operation is not displayed at your_datagrid_name grid anymore. However, action_configuration can accept callable as a value, so sometimes the options are occupied by service callback. If it is so, we can use a different approach.
- Disable the operation for custom datagrid using the exclude_datagrids option in the operation definition. So you can specify the name of the datagrid that should be excluded from the operation matching. If another bundle defines your operation, you can use the merge behavior of operation configuration and add an additional property value under your bundle configuration. For example, the operation that should not be displayed for the product_view datagrid is the default DELETE operation from OroActionBundle. You can exclude your grid from matching with the next addition to <YourBundle>/Resources/config/oro/actions.yml
operations: DELETE: exclude_datagrids: - product_view
You can always use other ways to define, reuse, or customize the operation definition. Along with basic merge, the replace, extend, and substitute_operation options become helpful in different cases.
How can I modify CRUD default operation for my Bundle?
If you need to customize a default or any other operation, you should change its label as follows:
operations: my_special_entity_custom_edit: extends: UPDATE # this is for keeping all other properties same as in default label: 'Modify me' # custom label substitute_operation: UPDATE # replace UPDATE operation with current one entities: ['MyEntity'] # replacement will occur only if this operation will be matched by entity for_all_entities: false # overriding extended property for `entities` field matching only
Here is a custom modification made through a substitution mechanism when the operation mentioned in the substitute_operation field is replaced by the current one. Additionally, you can limit the application of the modification only to the entities mentioned in the entities field. If you need to replace the operation fully instead of copying the extended version, the extends field can be omitted, and the custom body should be defined.
The following diagram shows operation processes logic in graphical representation: