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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For your “First Name” element, you will want a “Field” plugin, which allows users to type in a textbox.

Enter the Menu Title. Fill in the Name. Enter a table name. This is the name of the form you just created.

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View Your Form Congratulations. These will be things such as name, email address and phone number. There are nearly 30 options for creating Joomla forms. It is best to use only lowercase letters and underscores to create this name.

Fabrik is probably the most powerful of them all. This is where your form entries will be stored in the database. Set Show in list to Yes. Now that you have the form, we need to add elements.


This will be the name for your form. You can find a direct link to the Fabrik file download by clicking here. However, although Fabrik is powerful and flexible, it tutoriap also be complicated to use. You can collect data and then feed that data into charts, maps, calendars and more. Fill in the Label.

Rather than simply create forms, Fabrik allows you to create real applications. No-one will see this. Install Fabrik Fabrik is available from Fabrikar.

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In this tutorial, we’re going to give you a gentle introduction to Fabrik, and we’ll show you fabrk to set up your first form. It is important to keep your naming convention consistent for future implementation of code. Keep your Name all lowercase. This decides what type of data you’d like to collect. Elements are the actual data that people will enter into your form.

This is what people will actually see when they fill in the form. You have created a form with Fabrik.


Choose your Form on the right-hand side. This will be the column heading rabrik your database table. Click on Save and Close. Click Select next to Menu Item Type. Set Status to Yes. Scroll down to the Form processing area. Make sure that Save partially completed multi-page forms is set to No.

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Click Save and Close Repeat the steps above to joomlz all the elements you need for the form. Scroll down and click on Form under the fabrik heading.

This will make the element show on your form. Add Elements to the Form. You have created your form and database table.