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Mix of Reference and DataGrid Fields

Project description


collective.referencedatagridfield is a mix of Reference and DataGrid fields for Plone. This is a sophisticated reference field with its own widget for adding and deleting references for both internal and external resources. Having complete support for Archetype’s Reference field functionality, it also allows external links management.

This package functionality is based on DataGridField, DataGridWidget and Archetype’s Reference field with ATReferenceBrowserWidget. It allows Plone developers to extend default Plone Reference field functionality or override existing Reference field functionality with a custom one.

Required Products.DataGridField package is automatically installed during installation procedure.


This package can be used for extending Plone default Related content functionality. Apart from possibility to add related items from the current website, collective.referencedatagridfield allows to:

  • add custom title to the related item instead of its real title add external

  • sources as related items


This product was developed by Quintagroup for Plone collective, sponsored by Headnet company

Supported Plone Version

Plone 4.0 - 4.2

Use Case

There is an example of simple content type creation with a mix of Reference and DataGrid fields as related items included into the package:

With this package your content types might get sophisiticated related items field: include related items from the current site and external ones.

1. Internal Links - to insert internal link use ‘Add…’ button and browse your site for the necessary object you want to add. Type in desirable title into the Title field. If you leave it empty - it will automatically be filled with the inserted object title.

2. External Links - to insert external links type in external URL into the Links field. Type in full address with http:// protocol. In case your URL is not correct it will not be saved. Type in desirable title into the Title field. If you leave it empty - it will get title the same as URL.


  • Andriy Mylenkyy

  • Roman Kozlovskyi

  • Volodymyr Cherepanyak


  • gauthier_bastien

  • emasker


0.5.3 (January, 11 2013)

  • fixed getting field attributes [kroman0]

0.5.2 (April, 20 2012)

  • documentation update

0.5.1 (April, 20 2012)

  • minor i18n improvements

0.5 (September, 12 2011)

  • fixed compatibility issues with Plone 4.1

0.4 (July 19, 2011)

  • Merged the more-columns branch [chervol]

  • The default title for manual links is the the link [chervol]

0.3 (April 4, 2011)

  • Clashing of JS with default referencebrowserwidget fixed

  • Minor fixes in templates and in javascripts

0.2 (April 1, 2011)

  • JS fixed for compatibility with archetypes.referencebrowserwidget >= 2.0rc2

0.1 (May 21, 2010)

  • Initial release

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