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An Introduction to Fabrik – Joomlashack
This is what people will actually see when they fill in the form. This decides what type of data you’d like to collect.
Add Elements to the Form. This will be the column heading in your database table. These will be things such as name, email address and phone number. No-one will see this. Fabrik is probably the most powerful of them all. Choose your Form on the right-hand side. For your “First Name” element, you will want a “Field” plugin, joomlaa allows users to type in a textbox.
It is best to use only lowercase letters and underscores to create this name.
In this tutorial, we’re going to ojomla you a gentle introduction to Fabrik, and we’ll show you how to set up your first form.
Click Select next to Menu Item Type. Elements are the actual data that people will enter into your form. Keep your Name all lowercase. This will make the element show on your form.
Set Show in list to Yes. Enter a table name. Scroll down and click on Form under the fabrik heading. Scroll down to the Form processing area.
This is where your form entries will be stored in the database. You can collect data and then feed that data into charts, maps, calendars and more. It is important to keep your naming convention consistent for future implementation of code. Enter the Menu Title. Click on Save and Close. You can find a direct link to the Fabrik file download by clicking here. This is the name of the form you just created. You have created a form with Fabrik. Install Fabrik Fabrik is available from Fabrikar.
Fill in the Label. You have created your form and database table. Rather than simply create forms, Fabrik allows you to create real applications. Click Save and Close Repeat the steps above to make all the elements you need for the form. However, although Fabrik is powerful and flexible, it can koomla be complicated to use. Make sure that Save partially completed multi-page forms is set to No.
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There are nearly 30 options for creating Joomla forms. Set Status to Yes. View Your Form Congratulations. This will be the name for your form.
Fill in the Name.
Now that you have the form, we need to add elements.