Lists allow you to create a wide range of views on your data. They integrate seamlessly with Fabrik Forms, allowing the creation and modification of records.
Fabrik lists can be created in multiple ways:
When creating from an existing database table, Fabrik will create an element corresponding to the description of each table field, so for example TEXT fields are automatically created as text area elements, and DATE fields are automatically created as date elements.
Fabrik gives you flexibility in where you store your data, by allows you to define connections to other mySQL databases other than your default Joomla database
Seeing your data is one thing, drawing meaningful information from is it quiet another! That's why Fabrik gives you a wide range of methods to search your data.
The real flexibility of relational databases comes from being able to join data from distinct tables together based on a common variable - for example we could link a table containing a list of articles to a table containing a list of users. This type of linking is called a "join". By joining the two tables together you
Fabrik provides a GUI to create unlimited joins for each fabrik table - inner, left and right joins are all supported. Joins are a powerful way to create 'views' on your database data.
Grouping is another enormously useful way to present your data, and can be simply set up from within Fabrik.
Grouping splits your lists into a series of tables, based on a common variable. So, we could group our article list by author, giving the user a quick visual reference to which authors have created which articles.
As well as creating links to edit list records with the corresponding Fabrik form, Fabrik lists can also supply links to view a detailed page containing all the records data. Both the form and detailed view can be modified with the use of templates.
Lists provide you with access control levels for adding, editing, viewing detailed records, deleting and emptying Fabrik lists. Each access option can be independently applied to any Joomla Access level (e.g. public, registered, special)
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