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Last Post: May 6, 2011   (RSS)

By terryally - May 4, 2011

Is there a method to generate the PHP code for a completed section editor? i.e. the form that I will use to input data in the CMSB?

Why do I need it?

Well I want a client to use one of these forms to input data for me to work with but she wants to keep a record of the information. (She previously sent a Word document which is now replaced by an online form).

CMSB does not have the feature to email records when created. That leaves building a form on a normal webpage that will email the details when it is submitted. Before I start writing that, I wondered whether there is a way to generate the PHP from the completed form built with a section editor so that I do not have to do double work.

Re: [terryally] PHP input code generator

By gkornbluth - May 4, 2011

Hi Terry,

When this form is submitted I assume that it automatically creates (or updates) a record in your database table?

That form can be set up to then reflect the updated values in the database (sound kind of redundant but useful as confirmation of the update).

I guess that I'm not understanding correctly.

Is it that you want your client to be able to output a copy of the submitted data in say a csv format, or are you looking for something else?


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Re: [gkornbluth] PHP input code generator

By terryally - May 4, 2011

Hi Jerry,

As you know, if this was a front-end web form you could easily write into it a mailto() command to format and email the data or it could be displayed and then converted to Word or PDF.

That's the idea. This isn't available in CMSB backend, so I need to create a front-end and before I start writing the page I wanted to know whether CMSB has some hidden talent to provide me with that code that is behind the backend form.


Re: [terryally] PHP input code generator

By Jason - May 4, 2011

Hi Terry,

We don't currently have anything that automatically creates front end forms for you.

If you need to send an email alert when a record is added/modified in the backend, take a look a this post:

This is a plugin created by a member of the forum community that sends emails when records are created/modified. This would probably be a good place to start as you could modify this plugin to fit your particular needs.

Hope this helps
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