1. Fabrik 3.8.1 has been released. It is mostly bug fixes and feature enhancements, but does include two new plugins (push notifications, and the sequence element). As usual we strongly recommend testing the new release on a sandbox if your application is mission critical, and always do an Akeeba backup before updating.

Create a Search Form

Feb 8, 2016
Create a Search Form
  • 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
    • Create a menu item pointing to your search form
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