This is the second of our 3-part introduction to Fabrik. You can watch our full class on using Fabrik here: . Fabrik is a highly flexible Joomla! Component for Building Custom Web Applications.! DB INPUT FORM(s) DATA VIEWS Forms for Users to. (Joomla version). SPI Laboratory (Pty) Ltd. Page ii. Issue: 1 24 December JFL-URMFabrik-Tutorial-Master-Detail-JMdoc.

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Scroll down and click on Form under the fabrik heading. Set Show in list to Yes.

Fill in the Label. This is the name of the form you just created. This will be the name for your form.

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Make sure that Save partially completed multi-page forms is set to No. It is important to keep your naming convention consistent for future implementation of code. Rather than simply create forms, Fabrik allows you to create real applications. You have created your form and database table. Set Status to Yes. Now that you have the form, we need to add elements. Elements are the actual data that people will enter into your form.


This will be the column heading in your database table. Click Save and Close Repeat the steps above to make all the elements you need for the form.

In this tutorial, we’re going to give you a gentle introduction to Fabrik, and we’ll show you how to set up your first form. Add Elements to the Form. Enter the Menu Title. You can find a direct link to the Fabrik file download by clicking here. View Your Form Congratulations. Enter a table name. Click on Save and Close. Install Fabrik Fabrik is available from Fabrikar. Keep your Name all lowercase.

For your “First Name” element, you will want a “Field” plugin, which allows users to type in a textbox. However, although Fabrik is powerful and flexible, it can also be complicated to use. Click Select next to Menu Item Type.

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Fill in the Name. This decides what type of data you’d like to collect.

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It is best to use only lowercase letters and underscores to create this name. These will be things such as name, email address and phone number.

You can collect data and then feed that data into charts, maps, calendars and more.

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There are nearly 30 options for creating Joomla forms. This is where your form entries fabrlk be stored in the database. No-one will see this. Choose your Form on the right-hand side. Scroll down to the Form processing area. You have created a form with Fabrik. This will make the element show on your form. Fabrik is probably the most powerful of them all. This is what people will actually see when they fill in the form.