• Hello Fabrik Community

    Fabrik is now in the hands of the development team that brought you Fabrik for Joomla 4. We have recently transitioned the Fabrik site over to a new server and are busy trying to clean it up. We have upgraded the site to Joomla 4 and are running the latest version of Fabrik 4. We have also upgraded the Xenforo forum software to the latest version. Many of the widgets you might have been used to on the forum are no longer operational, many abandoned by the developers. We hope to bring back some of the important ones as we have time.

    Exciting times to be sure.

    The Fabrik 4.0 Official release is now available. In addition, the Fabrik codebase is now available in a public repository. See the notices about these in the announcements section

    We wish to shout out a very big Thank You to all of you who have made donations. They have really helped. But we can always use more...wink..wink..

    Also a big Thank You to those of you who have been assisting others in the forum. This takes a very big burden off of us as we work on bugs, the website and the future of Fabrik.

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  • How to build a search form that will filter the data of a list by the values entered in the form:
    • Create a new form
      • Set "Record in database" = NO (in Form processing)
      • Save (+Save & Close with Content type = Default)
    • Copy over the list's Elements you want to use for searching
      • In "Elements" filter for the form/Groups belonging to your list
      • Select (checkbox) the Elements you want to copy, click "Copy"
      • In "Copy to group" select your searchform group, "Save"
    • In "Elements" filter for your searchform group
      • Edit (unlink) and adapt all Elements
        • you can unpublish or trash id and date_time (and empty trash)
        • for all Elements you want to use: make sure they are visible to the user and/or have correct default values
        • check validations (e.g. "isunique value" doesn't make sense and will throw a MySQL error)
    • Edit your searchform
      • add a "redirect" plugin
      • edit the "Save" button text
    • Create a menu item pointing to your search form
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