I have the following, (Note the capital and non capital letters.)

In app/design/adminhtml/default/default/template/customertab/action.phtml

  <form action="&lt;?php echo $this-&gt;getUrl('adminhtml/customertab/reset/'); ?&gt;" method="get"><input type="submit" value="Post This Form" /></form>



class Sean_CustomerTab_Adminhtml_CustomerTabController extends Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action
    function resetAction()
        die("I'm lame");


inside app/code/local/Sean/CustomerTab/etc/config.xml I have:

                        <sean_customertab before="Mage_Adminhtml">Sean_CustomerTab_Adminhtml</sean_customertab>

Why when I submit this form does it not call the function resetAction in my controller and die?

I know we are suppose to do 'module/controller/action' in the getUrl

  • show your config.xml file. Without that, it is difficult to help you out further. Nov 22, 2016 at 4:10

2 Answers 2


You have to add formkey in your form

<input name="form_key" type="hidden" value="<?php echo Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->getFormKey() ?>" />

so your form look like below:

<form action="&lt;?php echo $this-&gt;getUrl('adminhtml/customertab/reset/'); ?&gt;" method="get">
   <input type="submit" value="Post This Form" />
   <input name="form_key" type="hidden" value="<?php echo Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->getFormKey() ?>" />
  • I'll try this tomorrow morning and upvote if it works! ty for responding :D it has to have name="form_key" ? and is there any reason for that? my other controllers didn't use that, is it because it's in the admin panel Nov 22, 2016 at 5:48
  • Please refer magento.stackexchange.com/questions/43962/… Nov 22, 2016 at 5:54
  • This didn't work :( Nov 22, 2016 at 19:37
  • @CodingMageSheen formkey is required for form submit but if it didn't work then any other issue are you facing Nov 23, 2016 at 4:39

The thing missing was if you look into the controller there is:

class Sean_CustomerTab_Adminhtml_CustomerTabController

Since the T in Tab of CustomerTabController is capitalized, when I reference it in getUrl('adminhtml/customertab/reset/')

it had to be 'adminhtml/customerTab/reset/' and it works

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