Utilizing Existing Table Data

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Utilizing Existing Table Data

Postby Alohajoe5 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:44 pm

So I've now got nuBuilder Forte setup and am able to login with globeadmin. Having read through the User Guide and watched several of the videos I see how it can be used to create forms from scratch. I already have an entire database that I've ported over to the server that nuBuilder lives on. What do I need to do to use nuBuilder with existing tables?
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Re: Utilizing Existing Table Data

Postby kev1n » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:57 pm

Hi, use the Fast Form Builder to create your forms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgiqHDUI5hs
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Re: Utilizing Existing Table Data

Postby Alohajoe5 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:19 am

Ok, I guess what I don't understand is that I already have tables with data and field names. They do not auto-populate in nuBuilder. Do I have to recreate the field names?
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Re: Utilizing Existing Table Data

Postby kev1n » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:32 am

In the Builder, you must select the fields to be displayed on the form. You must also specify the object type (text field, checkbox etc.) for each field.
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Re: Utilizing Existing Table Data

Postby admin » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:01 pm

Alohajoe5,

The Form Builder can either use an existing table or create a new one.

https://wiki.nubuilder.net/nubuilderforte/index.php/Form_Builder#Table_Name

I hope this helps.

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Re: Utilizing Existing Table Data

Postby Alohajoe5 » Thu May 02, 2019 3:48 am

Thank you all! The issue was with the column data format--data would display on the table but not on the record edit page. Recreating the form with correctly defined data types resulted in the data displaying correctly both on the table and record edit pages.
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