Getting started

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    Getting Started, Example List​

    After Fabrik Installation you can
    Create your first list

    Add a label, "Save"

    Add a Content type (a sample of predefined Elements), "Save &Close"

    That's it, your first list with Fabrik default settings.

    Fabrik has created
    • a database table `list_one` with columns `id` and `date_time`
    • a Fabrik form
    • a Fabrik group
    • two Fabrik Elements
    Set list access levels
    List and record access are defined by Joomla Access levels, default list access is
    Public: view list, view records, add records, edit records
    Registered: delete records
    Spezial: empty (= truncate the list)

    You can set the access levels as you need in your list "Access" .
    Add more Elements

    • Add a Label
    • Fabrik will create the Name (= database column name) from the label automatically, you can change it
    • Select a Plug-in (the type of your element)
    • Select a Group the element should belong to
    • In List view settings set "Show in list"=YES
    • Save&Close
    Add/modify data
    In Fabrik Lists click "View Data" and add some records.
    Existing records can be modified by clicking the pencil icon.

    Frontend Access
    Create a Joomla menu item type "Fabrik list"

    Learn about modifying the default list/form/group/element settings
    Open the list/form/group/element form by clicking on the name (or open a new one).
    • Open all tabs, Options etc to see the possibilities
    • Mouse-hover all labels, most of them will show additional informations
    • Use the "Help" buttons which will link you to the WIKI
    • Poke around the WIKI to detect additional list/form/element/Validation/visualization/scheduled task/content plugins, for custom output design, for adding custom php and JS code, fine tuned data access, Fabrik Options, youtube videos etc.

    Additional Help​

    Whist this document covers the functionality of each part of Fabrik we also have additional learning material, details of which are listed below:

    A comprehensive series of tutorials can be found here:

    And finally of course we have our forums:

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