add Section Editor to existing table

3 posts by 2 authors in: Forums > CMS Builder
Last Post: November 16, 2015   (RSS)

By Damon - November 10, 2015

Hi Kenny,

No, there isn't a feature to create a section editor for an existing database table and have it just work.

To confirm it sounds like you have database table of data not created/updated with CMS Builder that you want to connect to CMS Builder for updating/publishing.

One way to do this would be to open the database table in phpMyAdmin, the export it as a CSV file. Create a new Section Editor with the matching field names for accepting the data. Then the last step would be to import it into CMS Builder using the CSV Import Add On.

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By Twocans - November 16, 2015

Thanks Damon,
All in all I was having a play with the membership plugin and was trying to see could I access the specific table differently, thus add new columns, be able to edit, allow others to edit specific areas of it in the future. i did try creating a table using the cms as cams_aaccounts, (the membership table is called cams_accounts), I had thought by creating it with the cms, then changing the tablename back to cams_accounts later all would work as required but I was met with an error telling me that _accounts was already in use/ protected I do not have the exact error reference now as it was last week and wow i was really in a panic with other things to do.

thank you for your input.