Action provides a way to make shortcut functions based on QOR Admin UI.


Let's define a Enable action on user to see how Action works.

First, We need set up QOR Admin and define User model with Name and Active. Please check out this document about how to setup QOR Admin. We ignored it here.

type User struct {
  Name   string
  Active bool

user := Admin.AddResource(&models.User{})

Then add Enable action to user. The detail will be introduced later.

  Name: "enable",
  Handle: func(actionArgument *admin.ActionArgument) error {
    // `FindSelectedRecords` => return selected record in bulk action mode, return current record in other mode
    for _, record := range actionArgument.FindSelectedRecords() {
      actionArgument.Context.DB.Model(record.(*models.User)).Update("Active", true)
    return nil
  Modes: []string{"index", "edit", "show", "menu_item"},

Then the user index and edit page will show a button "ENABLE" like this:


Configurations of Action

Name Type Description
Name string The name of the action. This will be the button text if no Label option passed in.
Label string The button text of the action.
Method string HTTP method, default is PUT. When there is URL option, it will be GET by default.
URL func(record interface{}, context *admin.Context) string Set the URL that the action button shall trigger requests. This option will overwrite the Handle option. Check Action by URL for example.
URLOpenType string Set how to open the URL, The default value for the action that has Resource is bottomsheet(the link will be opened in an popup window). For the action that has no Resource is _blank.
Visible func(record interface{}, context *admin.Context) bool Set the condition of when this action is visible. Example
Handle func(argument *ActionArgument) error The function to process the request from action.
Permission *roles.Permission Permission control, Please check Roles for more informations.
Resource *Resource Set resource to store user input. Check Action with user input for example.
Modes []string Set where the action button will appear. Support 4 options: "index", "edit", "show", "menu_item"

The 4 Modes mapping to these pages:

  • index, Bulk actions, will be shown in index page as bulk actions.
  • edit, Edit form action, will be shown in edit page.
  • show, Show page action, will be shown in show page.
  • menu_item, Menu item action, will be shown in table's menu.

The ActionArgument used in Handle option has 3 attributes.

  1. PrimaryValues, []string. This records the object ID(s).
  2. Context, *admin.Context. The context of QOR Admin. Check Admin context for more detail.
  3. Argument, interface{}. The argument of user input. check Action with user input for example.

Register Action that need user's input

You need define a resource to store the user input and fetch or use it in the Handle function.

  Name: "Ship",
  Handle: func(argument *admin.ActionArgument) error {
    // Get the user input from argument.
    trackingNumberArgument := argument.Argument.(*trackingNumberArgument)

    for _, record := range argument.FindSelectedRecords() {
      argument.Context.GetDB().Model(record).UpdateColumn("tracking_number", trackingNumberArgument.TrackingNumber)
    return nil
  Resource: Admin.NewResource(&trackingNumberArgument{}),
  Modes: []string{"show", "menu_item"},

// the ship action's argument
type trackingNumberArgument struct {
  TrackingNumber string

Use Visible to display Cancel order action in "draft" and "processing" state only.

The record parameter of Visible option is the current order. We can determine order state by it. When the return value is false, this action is invisible to user.

  Name: "Cancel",
  Handle: func(argument *admin.ActionArgument) error {
    // cancel the order
  Visible: func(record interface{}, context *Context) bool {
    if order, ok := record.(*models.Order); ok {
      for _, state := range []string{"draft", "processing"} {
        if order.State == state {
          return true
    return false
  Modes: []string{"show", "menu_item"},

Process action by URL

This example shows how to make an action that user could click it to view product detail page at the front-end. The record parameter of URL function is the current product, we make the URL to front-end by the product's code.

    Name: "View On Site",
    URL: func(record interface{}, context *admin.Context) string {
      if product, ok := record.(*models.Product); ok {
        return fmt.Sprintf("/products/%v", product.Code)
      return "#"
    Modes: []string{"menu_item", "edit"},

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