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Fabrik Popular ComponentModulePlugin

Fabrik is THE open source Joomla application builder component.

Fabrik gives you the power to create forms and tables that run inside Joomla without requiring knowledge of mySQL and PHP. Then feed your data into Google Maps, Charts or an AJAX based calendar

With Fabrik you can create CCK applications that range in complexity from simple contact forms to complex applications such as a job application site or bug tracking systems.

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Reviews: 6
I have tried FacilForms, PerForms, Phil-a-Form, mosForms, and others going back to the Mambo days. What these two guys are doing is top notch, turning mosForms into the BEST form tool and database management tool available for Joomla. I also sweated through several other database extensions, such as Database Query and Table Manager, and this is WAY easier. I paid for the manual and tutorials, and taking the tutorials cut my learning curve by 80%, plus I got instant replies to my forum questions, and two patches via email to add some extra formatting features that will appear in the next version. I did a presentation for a client this morning and it absolutely BLEW THEM AWAY! My application had two primary tables plus two lookup tables (to populate pull-downs), and I had different table views and different versions of the data entry forms and/or detail pages for public access, registered users, sales reps (authors), and administrators. You define the fields and Fabrik automatically creates or updates the tables for you in MySQL. Users can easily filter the lists or sort on any field by clickng on the title (you decide what they should be allowed to do). Also, you can use a mambot/plugin to include a table or form inside an article, or use their module to put a table or form in any module position. Next, I will be "joining" Fabrik tables with Joomla tables so that users can view data from multiple sources in the same list or edit window. All this after downloading the software two days ago. I am a full-time web designer and have implemented many dozens of joomla sites, and this is the first time I have given any extension this kind of favorable review! The product is great, the development is active, the developers are knowledgeable, and the support is unparalleled (at least if you pay the 20 Pounds for the manual, etc). Without the tutorials, it may be a bit difficult for newer users to understand some of the database concepts, but it is probably worth investing a little bit of time learning about some of this (types of fields, joining tables, etc).
Reviews: 1
This is the most sophisticated component available and is absolutely first in class. There is simply no other component that can do for me what Fabrik does. I've been able to create an advanced application without coding it. Not just a form, but an application! I've happily subscribed and found the support and documentation to be superb! My hat goes off to the developer, thank you for empowering me. This is what prime-time is all about!
Reviews: 3
This one is no toy. You can do just about anything with this one, and do it RIGHT. For the power user, or joomla developer, this is the ONE to get, nothing else even comes close. Fabrik takes mosforms to a whole new level, and really is far and away the best one in this catagory. Once you get the hang of it, it's probably the most empowering extension you can get for joomla right now. Like all amazing things with depth, you must take some time to get to know it. Well worth mastering this one if you're at all serious about Joomla. This one replaces a whole slew of amateur, horsey extensions I have phased out completely and is WAY less buggy. Very solid, very deep, very powerful. There is no competition with this one. Learn it, master it, work with it.
Reviews: 3
Not a plug and publish component. Without samples and help documentation very difficult and time consuming to try and figure out. Fabrik is taking the right approach building integration into the site db and within external databases. I REALLY appreciate not having to learn PHP to build forms! We will see improvement on usability, but for now, not ready for prime joomla time on my sites.
Reviews: 2
I doubt this product will have many takers. Users must pay 20 pounds for documentation, tutorials, support, sample applications, plugins, and "advanced releases" .. a bit expensive to find out .. as other comment posters have .. the product is rather difficult to use.
Reviews: 1
It fills a void but i found it rather hard to use, and also could use a little less time trying make a simple contact form.
Also found a bug with the ordering of elements.
Reviews: 1
I think the

fabrik component and the
AJAX Header Rotator module

are incompatible.

Some function in the fabrik – for example filtering - will not work, if I switch the AJAX Header Rotator module on.

Otherwise really great module, Thanks !
Reviews: 3
I have certainty that this goes to be, when all the tools are implemented that set out, one of the important components for Joomla.

I have always felt much lack of a component, that helped to users with no competence in programming, like I, to being able to create its own solutions, adapted to your necessities. I think, that is the case of much of the lovers of Joomla.

Rob, force and luck in its development, I am going to make my contribution with the paid subscrición right now.

In good hour!

Excuseme for my poor english.

Fernando Jimenez - Spain
Reviews: 2
Unbelievable. I have been using the JACL+ component to cobble together custom applications that shows specific content to specific registered users, but this is just fantastic. I now have a website where a user can create an account and upload their personal best times with full ordering/sorting and nobody else can see them. With ZERO maintenance from my side.
Absolutely superb.
Reviews: 4
It looks very interesting, downlowded it and installed, but with no guide I think a new user like me will not be able to operate it.
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