Actions used to be static and hard-coded. A community request was that they could be added/removed/customized.
This is now possible.
By default, to keep existing installation safe, all actions are added as they used to be.
Default is equivalent to:
# config/initilizers/rails_admin.rb RailsAdmin.config do |config| config.actions do # root actions dashboard # mandatory # collection actions index # mandatory new export history_index bulk_delete # member actions show edit delete history_show show_in_app end end
Simply list them and pass an optional block, like so:
config.actions do dashboard do i18n_key :dash end index new end
Please note that
index are mandatory for the moment, but this may change in the future.
rootdefines root level actions (Dashboard, etc.)
collectiondefines collection level actions (Index, New, etc.)
memberdefines member level actions (Show, Edit, etc.)
First argument is the key of the action.
It will be the
You can override each of these individually. See the respective class and the Base Action class to get the list of these options.
Second (optional) argument is the key of the parent class. It can be any existing Action class. If none given, it will be
Then you can pass the configuration block.
app/views/rails_admin/main/my_action.html.<erb|haml> in your application, where you will be able to access:
@abstract_model(except for root actions, give the RailsAdmin representation of the model. Use .model to have your ActiveRecord original model)
@model_config(except for root actions, give the RailsAdmin configuration of the model)
@objects = list_entries(for collection actions, list the entries as specified in params, see the :index action and template)
@object(member actions only, ActiveRecord object)
config.actions do root :my_dashboard, :dashboard # subclass Dashboard. Accessible at /admin/my_dashboard collection :my_collection_action do # subclass Base. Accessible at /admin/<model_name>/my_collection_action ... end member :my_member_action do # subclass Base. Accessible at /admin/<model_name>/<id>/my_member_action i18n_key :edit # will have the same menu/title labels as the Edit action. end end
# somewhere in your lib/ directory: require 'rails_admin/config/actions' require 'rails_admin/config/actions/base' module RailsAdmin module Config module Actions class MyAction < RailsAdmin::Config::Actions::Base RailsAdmin::Config::Actions.register(self) register_instance_option :my_option do :default_value end end end end end # use it like this: config.actions do my_action do my_option :another_value end end
If you want to share it as a gem, see custom action
Default I18n key is action name underscored. You can change it like so:
config.actions do dashboard do i18n_key :customized end ... end
Then head for your
xx: admin: actions: <customized>: title: "..." menu: "..." breadcrumb: "..." link: "..."
See rails_admin.en.yml to get an idea.
Actions can provide specific option configuration, check their respective wiki page.
Authorization is done automatically before any link is displayed, any page accessed, etc. Check Cancan for the list of key used by RailsAdmin default actions.
You can change the authorization key with:
config.actions do dashboard do authorization_key :customized end ... end
You can use these 3 bindings to decide whereas the action should be visible or not:
bindings[:controller]is current controller instance
bindings[:abstract_model]is checked abstract model (except root actions)
bindings[:object]is checked instance object (member actions only)
Have a look at Show in App implementation for a better idea of how you can take advantage of this.
Important: at some point of the application lifecycle, bindings can be nil:
These bindings are available in all options.