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5. Filter field definition

These fields are displayed inside the filter box. They allow you to filter the list of entities by a number of different methods.

A filter instance is always linked to a Form Type, there are 3 types available:

  • sonata_type_filter_number: display 2 widgets, the operator ( >, >=, <= , <, =) and the value,
  • sonata_type_filter_choice: display 2 widgets, the operator (yes and no) and the value,
  • sonata_type_filter_default: display 2 widgets, an hidden operator (can be changed on demand) and the value,
  • sonata_type_filter_date, not implemented yet!

The Form Type configuration is provided by the filter itself. But they can be tweaked in the configureDatagridFilters process with the add method.

The add method accepts 5 arguments:

  • the field name, fields of relations (of relations of relations … ) can be specified with a dot-separated syntax.
  • the filter type, the filter name,
  • the filter options, the options related to the filter,
  • the field type, the type of widget used to render the value part,
  • the field options, the type options.

5.1. Available filter types

For now, only Doctrine ORM filters are available:

  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\BooleanFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\DefaultType Form Type, renders yes or no field,
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\CallbackFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\DefaultType Form Type, types can be configured as needed,
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\ChoiceFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\ChoiceType Form Type,
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\NumberFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\NumberType Form Type,
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\ModelAutocompleteFilter: uses Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\ModelAutocompleteType form type, can be used as replacement of Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\ModelFilter to handle too many items that cannot be loaded into memory.
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\StringFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\ChoiceType Form Type,
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\StringListFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\ChoiceType Form Type,
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\DateFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\DateType Form Type, renders a date field,
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\DateRangeFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\DateRangeType Form Type, renders a 2 date fields,
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\DateTimeFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\DateTimeType Form Type, renders a datetime field,
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\DateTimeRangeFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\DateTimeRangeType Form Type, renders a 2 datetime fields,
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\ClassFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\DefaultType Form type, renders a choice list field.
  • Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\EmptyFilter: depends on the Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\Filter\DefaultType Form type, renders a choice list field.

5.2. Example

namespace Sonata\NewsBundle\Admin;

use Sonata\AdminBundle\Admin\Abstractdmin;
use Sonata\AdminBundle\Datagrid\DatagridMapper;

final class PostAdmin extends AbstractAdmin
{
    protected function configureDatagridFilters(DatagridMapper $datagridMapper)
    {
        $datagridMapper
            ->add('title')
            ->add('enabled')
            ->add('tags', null, [], null, ['expanded' => true, 'multiple' => true]);
    }
}

5.3. StringListFilter

This filter is made for filtering on values saved in databases as serialized arrays of strings with the @ORM\Column(type="array") annotation. It is recommended to use another table and OneToMany relations if you want to make complex SQL queries or if your table is too big and you get performance issues but this filter can provide some basic queries:

protected function configureDatagridFilters(DatagridMapper $datagridMapper): void
{
    $datagridMapper
        ->add('labels', StringListFilter::class, [], ChoiceType::class, [
            'choices' => [
                'patch' => 'patch',
                'minor' => 'minor',
                'major' => 'major',
                'approved' => 'approved',
                // ...
            ],
            'multiple' => true,
        ]);
}

Note

The filter can give bad results with associative arrays since it is not easy to distinguish between keys and values for a serialized associative array.

5.4. ModelAutocompleteFilter

This filter type uses Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\ModelAutocompleteType form type. It renders an input with select2 autocomplete feature. Can be used as replacement of Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\ModelFilter to handle too many related items that cannot be loaded into memory. This form type requires property option. See documentation of Sonata\AdminBundle\Form\Type\ModelAutocompleteType for all available options for this form type:

protected function configureDatagridFilters(DatagridMapper $datagridMapper)
{
    $datagridMapper
        ->add('category', ModelAutocompleteFilter::class, [], null, [
            // in related CategoryAdmin there must be datagrid filter on `title` field to make the autocompletion work
            'property'=>'title',
        ]);
}

5.5. DateRangeFilter

The Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\DateRangeFilter filter renders two fields to filter all records between two dates. If only one date is set it will filter for all records until or since the given date:

protected function configureDatagridFilters(DatagridMapper $datagridMapper)
{
    $datagridMapper->add('created', DateRangeFilter::class);
}

5.6. Timestamps

Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\DateFilter, Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\DateRangeFilter, Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\DateTimeFilter and Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\DateTimeRangeFilter support filtering of timestamp fields by specifying 'input_type' => 'timestamp' option:

namespace Sonata\NewsBundle\Admin;

use Sonata\AdminBundle\Admin\AbstractAdmin;
use Sonata\AdminBundle\Datagrid\DatagridMapper;
use Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\DateTimeRangeFilter;

final class PostAdmin extends AbstractAdmin
{
    protected function configureDatagridFilters(DatagridMapper $datagridMapper)
    {
        $datagridMapper
            ->add('timestamp', DateTimeRangeFilter::class, ['input_type' => 'timestamp']);
    }
}

5.7. ClassFilter

Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\ClassFilter supports filtering on hierarchical entities. You need to specify the sub_classes option:

namespace Sonata\NewsBundle\Admin;

use Sonata\AdminBundle\Admin\AbstractAdmin;
use Sonata\AdminBundle\Datagrid\DatagridMapper;
use Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\ClassFilter;

final class PostAdmin extends AbstractAdmin
{
    protected function configureDatagridFilters(DatagridMapper $datagridMapper)
    {
        $datagridMapper
            ->add('type', ClassFilter::class, ['sub_classes' => $this->getSubClasses()]);
    }
}

5.8. Empty

Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\EmptyFilter supports filtering for empty (null) entity fields:

namespace Sonata\NewsBundle\Admin;

use Sonata\AdminBundle\Admin\AbstractAdmin;
use Sonata\AdminBundle\Datagrid\DatagridMapper;
use Sonata\AdminBundle\Filter\EmptyFilter;

final class PostAdmin extends AbstractAdmin
{
    protected function configureDatagridFilters(DatagridMapper $datagridMapper)
    {
        $datagridMapper
            ->add('deleted', EmptyFilter::class, ['field_name' => 'deletedAt']);
    }
}

5.9. Advanced usage

5.9.1. Filtering by sub entity properties

If you need to filter your base entities by the value of a sub entity property, you can simply use the dot-separated notation:

namespace App\Admin;

use Sonata\AdminBundle\Admin\AbstractAdmin;
use Sonata\AdminBundle\Datagrid\DatagridMapper;

final class UserAdmin extends AbstractAdmin
{
    protected function configureDatagridFilters(DatagridMapper $datagridMapper)
    {
        $datagridMapper
            ->add('id')
            ->add('firstName')
            ->add('lastName')
            ->add('address.street')
            ->add('address.ZIPCode')
            ->add('address.town');
    }
}

Note

This only makes sense when the prefix path is made of entities, not collections.

5.9.2. Label

You can customize the label which appears on the main widget by using a label option:

protected function configureDatagridFilters(DatagridMapper $datagridMapper)
{
    $datagridMapper
        ->add('tags', null, ['label' => 'les tags'], null, ['expanded' => true, 'multiple' => true]);
}

5.9.3. Callback

To create a custom callback filter, two methods need to be implemented:

  • one to define the field type,
  • one to define how to use the field’s value.

The latter shall return whether the filter actually is applied to the queryBuilder or not. In this example, getWithOpenCommentField and getWithOpenCommentFilter implement this functionality:

namespace Sonata\NewsBundle\Admin;

use Sonata\AdminBundle\Admin\AbstractAdmin;
use Sonata\AdminBundle\Datagrid\DatagridMapper;
use Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\Filter\CallbackFilter;

use Application\Sonata\NewsBundle\Entity\Comment;

final class PostAdmin extends AbstractAdmin
{
    protected function configureDatagridFilters(DatagridMapper $datagridMapper)
    {
        $datagridMapper
            ->add('title')
            ->add('enabled')
            ->add('tags', null, [], null, ['expanded' => true, 'multiple' => true])
            ->add('author')
            ->add('with_open_comments', CallbackFilter::class, [
//                'callback'   => [$this, 'getWithOpenCommentFilter'],
                'callback' => function($queryBuilder, $alias, $field, $value) {
                    if (!$value['value']) {
                        return;
                    }

                    $queryBuilder
                        ->leftJoin(sprintf('%s.comments', $alias), 'c')
                        ->andWhere('c.status = :status')
                        ->setParameter('status', Comment::STATUS_MODERATE);

                    return true;
                },
                'field_type' => 'checkbox'
            ]);
    }

    public function getWithOpenCommentFilter($queryBuilder, $alias, $field, $value)
    {
        if (!$value['value']) {
            return;
        }

        $queryBuilder
            ->leftJoin(sprintf('%s.comments', $alias), 'c')
            ->andWhere('c.status = :status')
            ->setParameter('status', Comment::STATUS_MODERATE);

        return true;
    }
}

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