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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No-one will see this. This is where your form entries will be stored in the database. You have created your form and database table. This will make the element show on your form.

Click Save and Close Repeat the steps above to make all the elements you need for the form. Choose your Form on the right-hand side. This will be the column heading in your database table.

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Add Elements to the Form. You can find a direct link to the Fabrik file download by clicking here. You can collect data and then feed that data titorial charts, maps, calendars and more. Scroll down and click on Form under the fabrik heading. Enter the Menu Title.


There are nearly 30 options ffabrik creating Joomla forms. Click Select next to Menu Item Type. This is the name of the form you just created.

Scroll down ttorial the Form processing area. Install Fabrik Fabrik is available from Fabrikar. It is important to keep your naming convention consistent for future implementation of code. Fabrik is probably the most powerful of them all. It is best to use only lowercase letters and underscores to create this name.

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This will be the name for your form. However, although Fabrik is powerful and flexible, it can also be complicated to use. For your “First Name” element, you will want a “Field” plugin, which allows users to type in a textbox. Elements are the actual data that people will enter into your 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.


Enter a table name. These will be things such as name, email address and tutorkal number. Keep your Name all lowercase.

Now that you have the form, we need to add elements. Set Show in list to Yes. Click on Save and Close.

Make sure that Save partially completed multi-page forms is set to No. Fill in the Name.

View Your Form Congratulations. Fill in the Label. This is what people will actually see when they fill in the form. Rather than simply create forms, Fabrik allows you to create real applications. You uoomla created a form with Fabrik. Set Status to Yes. This decides what type of data you’d like to collect.