Cosmetic issue: Form that does not save to database

Discussion in 'Fabrik 2.0 Beta Testing' started by CyberFabrik, Sep 20, 2008.

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  1. CyberFabrik New Member

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    Hello all,

    does it make sense for a form that does not save to the database not to have the submit button showing? Or at least have a option to show/hide the submit button?

    Many thanks.
  2. rob Administrator

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    what would be the point of a form without a submit button?
  3. CyberFabrik New Member

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    Since Fabrik gives the option for a form not to save to a database I guess that makes the form a "view-only" form...

    Does that make sense?
  4. CyberFabrik New Member

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    Hi Rob,

    sorry to raise this issue again...but i am sure i am not the only one that has some Fabrik forms that are used either as view only lookup forms or as forms with custom functionality.

    I would therefore like to re-raise the issue of making forms not show a submit button when the form is not set to save to database. I have already applied some code changes to Fabrik code and the more i use it the more i believe it should be part of the core.

    It is a very simple mod and i can supply with the patch if you agree.
  5. cheesegrits Support Gopher

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    Remember that some people just use email submission for their forms. So 'record in database' is not an indication that the form is read-only, it just means they don't want to record the data in a table. It might be a search form, or submits via email, or kicks off some custom submission plugin.

    -- hugh
  6. CyberFabrik New Member

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    Ah yes...you are quite right (as always)...my bad...maybe an option to hide the button? (as we do for the back and reset)?
  7. cheesegrits Support Gopher

    Level: Community
    Well that's kinda what the read-only template is for ... ?

    Not much point having a modifiable form that can't be submitted?

    -- hugh
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