In the admin side, I have a template file in which I have a form submission.

On form submission, an action would be executed, but it is redirecting to dashboard.

can anyone have any idea, how to overcome this kind of problem in magento 2

  • This problem occurs mainly due to an invalid action url given in the form. Please check your form action and make sure your action controller is executed. Put a die('hit the controller action') inside your controller action. – MGento Oct 24 '17 at 5:12
  • i have controller for action but it is not even called when form submitted @MGento – Learing_Coder Oct 24 '17 at 5:21

Forgot to add form key to the form:

<input name="form_key" type="hidden" value="<?php /* @escapeNotVerified */ echo $block->getFormKey(); ?>" />


<?php echo $block->getBlockHtml('formkey')?>
  • But in block i should have getFormKey() in order to use in my template file, – Learing_Coder Oct 24 '17 at 5:21
  • it have used in admin backend setting secure url Off to formkey @Khoa TruongDinh – Learing_Coder Oct 24 '17 at 5:23
  • @PranayK we need to add the form key to form. – Khoa TruongDinh Oct 24 '17 at 5:24
  • it have used in admin backend setting secure url Off to formkey: where is this option config? – Khoa TruongDinh Oct 24 '17 at 5:24
  • Thanks It is Working @Khoa TruongDinh after placing this in template <?php echo $block->getBlockHtml('formkey')?> – Learing_Coder Oct 24 '17 at 5:58

write code in your block

public function __construct(

    \Magento\Backend\Block\Template\Context $context  

    array $data = array()
    ) {
    $this->formKey = $context->getFormKey();

    parent::__construct($context, $data);

public function getFormKey() {

        return $this->formKey->getFormKey();
  • it is throwing an error – Learing_Coder Oct 24 '17 at 5:54
  • please provide me error in more detail also clear var/generation and check. – Pratik Oct 24 '17 at 6:05

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