This is the second of our 3-part introduction to Fabrik. You can watch our full class on using Fabrik here: . Fabrik is a highly flexible Joomla! Component for Building Custom Web Applications.! DB INPUT FORM(s) DATA VIEWS Forms for Users to. (Joomla version). SPI Laboratory (Pty) Ltd. Page ii. Issue: 1 24 December JFL-URMFabrik-Tutorial-Master-Detail-JMdoc.

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It is important to keep your naming convention consistent for future implementation of code. Click Select next to Menu Item Type. Keep your Name all lowercase.

This will be the column heading in your database table. Click Save and Close Repeat the steps above to make all the elements tutlrial need for the form. This is what people will actually see when they fill in the form. No-one will see this. View Your Form Congratulations. You can find a direct link to the Fabrik file download by clicking here.


For your “First Name” element, you will want a “Field” plugin, which allows users to type in a textbox.

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Set Show in list to Yes. These will be tugorial such as name, email address and phone number. This is the name of the form you just created. In this tutorial, we’re going to give you a gentle introduction to Fabrik, and we’ll show you how to set up your first form.

Fill in the Name. This will make the element show on your form.

Scroll down and click on Form under the fabrik heading. Add Elements to the Form. You have created your form and database table.

You can collect data and then feed that data into charts, maps, calendars and more. However, although Fabrik is powerful and flexible, it can also be complicated to use.

Click on Save and Close. Fill in the Label.

You have created a form with Fabrik. Install Fabrik Fabrik is available from Fabrikar. Choose your Form on the right-hand side. It is best to use only lowercase letters and underscores to create this name. Rather than simply create forms, Fabrik allows you to create real applications.


Enter a table name. Elements are the actual data that people will enter into your form. This is where your form entries will be stored in the database.

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There are nearly 30 options for creating Joomla forms. Fabrik is probably the most powerful of them all.

Set Status to Yes. This decides what type of data you’d like to collect. Scroll down to the Form processing area.

Make sure that Save partially completed multi-page forms is set to No. Now that you have the form, we need to add elements. Enter the Menu Title. This will be the name for your joojla.