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##What is an Action Provider Widget? As written on the [API docs](http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/api/1.1/CWidget#actions-detail "actions"): An Action Provider Widget is a widget that has declared several actions by using its '**public static function actions()**'. After, a Controller can easily import all its declared actions on its '**public function actions()**'. ##Step 1: Create the Action Class For the sake of the article we need to creatinge an action named **getData** that is supposed to be shared among the whole project and saved with the name **getData.php** on our **protected/components/actions** folder.

```php
[...]
```php
index.php?
r=site/test.GetData
```
[...]
// we point to the location where the provider
// is.
'test.'=>
array(
 
         'class'=>
'application.components.testProvider',       'getData'=>array(      // property1 must be a public variable     // on getData CAction class       'property1'=>'value1',
 
           ),
 
        ),
 
    );
 
}
 
```
 
 
##Access Rules
 
Also, if you have implemented the accessRules method inside the controller, then you'll need to make sure that you _allow_ the action provider in the accessRules method, otherwise you will receive 404 error when trying to view the page. Something like this will do the trick:
 
 
 
```php 
public function accessRules()
 
    {
 
        return array(
 
            array('allow',
 
                'actions' => array('test.getData'),
 
                'users' => array('*'),
 
            ),
 
            array('deny
',  ),
 
'users' => array('*'),
 
            ),
 
    
);     }
 
```
 
 
 
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Created on: Feb 18, 2011
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