[pmwiki-users] Re: FGS Beta Testing - Exporting Data - Update
JohnFeezell at 3wplace.com
Tue Mar 8 18:52:38 CST 2005
Knut Alboldt wrote:
> John Feezell schrieb:
>> I understand. You had expressed some interest in FGS so just wanted
>> to keep you informed.
> Oh, yes please ! I'm still interested and will keep on testing when I
> can. Please, dont misunderstand me, it was just an info to you that I
> can't join the test of this release (as a feedback of a tester).
>>> A short question: as far as I can see FGS stores the field-info in
>>> special "tags" within the page-file. You wrote that you can switch
>>> form-editing on and off. What will happen if you switch it of, enter
>>> some text (which will go into the text-section of the wikipage-file)
>>> and then switch formedit on again ? Will the (in the text) entered
>>> data be lost ?
>> When the form is detached from a page, the page should act just like
>> any other PmWiki page. When the form is attached again, then any
>> fields defined for that particular form should be active. Attaching
>> a different form will cause the fields defined in that form to be
>> active. This makes it possible for a given page to be viewed and
>> edited using different forms where some of the fields are common to
>> the forms and some are related to only a particular form.
> so if a page is attached, the info is used from that special ==tags==
> and the text-part is generated ?
> Will every ==tag== be used to generate the text ? e.g:
> I attach a page to form1 containing field a and b, I edit it and will
> see the contense of field a and b.
> Then I attach this page to form2 containing field b and c, I edit it
> and browse it. What will I see ? the fields defined in the attached
> form i.e. b and c ? So the info of a will not be generated in the text.
> If I now detach the form, will the text contain a and b and c ?
Check out the following site. It should help you understand the way FGS
The switching from forms to no forms doesn't work correctly. It will be
fixed in the next release of FGS.
> When I enter now (in detached mode) some info to the text and attach
> it back to form1 will the entered text be lost ?
> (Maybe I should just test this all ? :-)
> It's just the question if it is useful to detach a form and enter text
> natively (not to attach different forms, that is a fine feature - I
> know from Lotus Notes: the contents can be more than the displaying
> form is using)
> What will hapen if you search that pages. Will the text serached in
> the field-tags or in the generated field ?
> Hopefully these are not to many questions - I'll continue testing this
> myself on the weekend.
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