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 applications that range in complexity from simple contact forms to complex applications such as a job application site or bug tracking systems.
very promising extension but the advanced search and some other features like table joining and prefilter (left join atc.) works only if the last update due to the continuing development is ok.
So still instable for now.
I hope that in a stable release all the advanced features will work. It would be the only advanced database Joomla extension to be open source!!
hi the latest release 2.0rc3 has fully working support for joins and prefilters.
We've been working on improvements to the nightly builds to enhance the filter code, which has meant the SVN has had some issues, but I feel its really unfair to rate us as 1 star for work that hasn't had an official release :(
Fabrik is for everyone I'm telling you try it - it does have a bit of a learning curve but its short and worth it. Plus you’re not alone these guys are right there backing you up.
by the way joomla.org admins - I can not sign in with my standard user name DWH4L3 which I have had for 3 years - I had to create a new sign on to give this review.
Ok there is a small learning curve, true, but it is definetely worth it, no doubt about it.
Before downloading it I read this review about support being on a paid only basis. NOT TRUE:I haven't given these guys a cent and the support I got was very fast and precise both times I needed it. The developper himself (Rob) took an interest in my problem and fixed it.
I wish I could get half of this support as a paid subscriber from some other 'bigshot' components. Their great dedication will lead Fabrik straight to the top.
Thanks Hugh and Rob, you guys rock!
Do yourself a favor and be a supporter for this great tool that keeps evolving every day!
The support is extremely reactive.
Updates and maintenance powerful.
I could develop very professional forms thanks to this application and the development prospects for my web site very many. Great thank to Hugh and Rob for their comprehension and their patience.
Thank you so much for this incredible component and the associated plugins. I've only been using version 2.0 for a little over a day and I must say this is one of the best additions to Joomla I've seen yet. The attention to detail and the way everyting has been thought through is simply amazing.
I'm only to happy to pay the subscription for this and will be renewing it on an annual basis.
Formating is an area of weakness, appart from simple text WYSIWYG and rudimentary group columns, the only way to format things is to delve into the raw php template files, which is fine if you are a code type, but a bit painful for the rest of us.
Really love the AJAX validation as it seems very interactive to have fields validated immediately.
I look forward to the final release as with the kinks still to be worked out and a lack of patience on my part to figure out the formating, I eventually ended using another component.
If you want real power to create an application then this is THE tool to watch.
Great work so far, Rob and Hugh!
The out-of-the-box functionality is staggering and the response of the support team second to none. Many commercial support outfits should take a look at the Fabrik team on how to run their shop !!
For anybody who has ever looked at a database table or build webform, there is almost no learning curve. The forums are a fantastic knowledge base with a great and supportive community.
Do youself (and your customer) a favour and start using Fabrik for your web applications ... you won't regret it !!!
Without an extensive knowledge of SQl language, I was able to build a whole application for a private school, with everything from the booking of classes, registration to workshops to billing and invoicing.
It took me some time, true, but the leaning curve is not so steep once you have read the documentation (I used the 1.0.6 version for Joomla! 1.0.15) and the support is excellent.
For those complaining that is it not free, I am always surprised to see that professionals (you have to be one to use Fabrik - if not, there other free form extensions available) who will charge their clients hundreds of euros once the site is up are reluctant to pay 30 euros to support the hard work of developpers like the ones of Fabrik.
Great work. Thank you Rob and Hugh.