Add global page alert

This feature makes it possible to add a message (with an alert or not) at the top of an EntityList, a Form (including a Command Form), a Show Page or a Dashboard.

Example of a message in a Show Page

A global page alert can be great to provide feedback to the user, to remind him of a particular state, to warn him of potential consequences of a Command...


Use the configurePageAlert() method, in the buildXXXConfig() method of your EntityList, Show Page, Command, Form or Dashboard:

function buildShowConfig(): void
            "Warning: this spaceship is still in conception or building phase.",

This method accepts one to 4 arguments: configurePageAlert(string $template, string $alertLevel = null, string $fieldKey = null, bool $declareTemplateAsPath = false)

  • $template is the only one required: you must provide here a Vue.js template, just like for Autocompletes fields or Dashboard panels
  • $alertLevel formats the message as an alert, with the following possibilities:
    • static::$pageAlertLevelNone
    • static::$pageAlertLevelInfo
    • static::$pageAlertLevelWarning
    • static::$pageAlertLevelDanger
    • static::$pageAlertLevelPrimary
    • static::$pageAlertLevelSecondary
  • $fieldKey allows to declare the key of a data to allow dynamic messages (see below)
  • finally, if $declareTemplateAsPath is set to true then $template should be passed as a path to a template file.

Dynamic messages

Page alerts can be dynamic, using the power of a regular Vue.js template. Here's a full example:

First we add dynamism in the template, and we define a $fieldKey to work with:

function buildShowConfig(): void
            "<span v-if='is_draft'>Warning: this spaceship is still in {{state}} phase.</span>",

Then in the data part (here's the find() method since it's a Show Page) we provide the wanted values:

function find($id): array
    return $this
        ->setCustomTransformer("globalMessage", function($value, Spaceship $spaceship) {
            return [
                "is_draft" => in_array($spaceship->state, ["building", "conception"]),
                'state' => $spaceship->state

Note that we use the dynamic data in two ways, in this example:

  • the page alert will appear only if the spaceship state is "building" or "conception"
  • and the actual state will be injected in the text message.

The Dashboard case

For the Dashboard, the API is slightly different: first the 3rd argument of configurePageAlert(), $fieldKey, is not really used, since there is no field in a Dashboard.

Second, and more importantly, here's how you can handle data binding for dynamic messages:

public function buildDashboardConfig(): void
    $this->configurePageAlert('Graphs below are delimited by period {{period}}.');

protected function buildWidgetsData(): void
    $period = $this->getQueryParams()->filterFor(PeriodFilter::class);
        'period' => sprintf('%s - %s', $period['start'], $period['end']),
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