[pmwiki-users] Linking WikiForms to WikiForms

Hsing-Foo Wang hsingfoo at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 00:20:10 CDT 2006

Some questions if I may:

> - Specify the type of form to use with a "group suffix"
>   If you have groups ProjectX-Issue and ProjectX-Activity the
>   recipe will use Issue.FormTemplate and Activity.FormTemplate,
>   so ProjectX-Issue and ProjectY-Issue will both use the
>   Issue.FormTemplate. This gives separate issue lists for ProjectX
>   and ProjectY, but using the same template.

Got this one, except I now focussing on handling projects by their
number and thus page instead of group for each project. This will give
(somehow) the opportunity to have a seperate 'total view' of all
issues and activities where each issue and activity 'record' has a
(hidden?) field related to the projectpage based on the projectpage
suffix (e.g. 00001)
Dunno yet if my approach is feasable...

> - Specify a form page title with the (title) field type
>   This will cause the page named Project.00001 to have a title,
>   such as ProjectX. It also creates the option of generating
>   markup of the form: (:wikilist group={$Title}-Issue :) to
>   produce a list of issues for the current project. Note that
>   you don't have to give each project a title unless you choose
>   to; you can have groups 00001-Issue, 00001-Activity and this
>   will work too.

Same here, chewing on projects based on groups or projects based on
individual pages. I now use project pages and groups for issues and
activities (e.g. projects.00001, activities.00001 and issues.00001)
Again, this way I can browse ALL projects, issues and activities with
the (:wikilist:) directive. Now how to have the sepcific issues and
activities listed AND created per individual project page ;-)

> - Make a field take a particular value with the (hide) type
>   This option should let you generate the required wikilist
>   markup automatically when you create a new project. This
>   feature *does not* currently provide the capability you
>   need, as you can't properly insert (: ... :) markup
>   inside a "hide" field value. At the moment, you will
>   need to enter the required markup manually, but a fix
>   may be fairly straightforward.

ok, read the above, chewing on what you try to explain exactly. More to come.

> - Define a new markup to extract the group prefix
>   You'll need a way to generate a link from 00001-Issue to
>   Project.00001. This will require you to define a new
>   format variable, {$GroupPrefix} that extracts the text
>   from in front of -... in the group name. Then you can
>   put this in a GroupHeader or GroupFooter in the issue
>   and activity groups, to link back to the project page.

I have no expertise in creating custom Markup's, dunno if this is
needed yet. I guess that depends on the structure of projects and
related items (per page or per group)

> The above may give some useful ideas for how to get started.
> I'd be inclined to omit the title option in the first
> instance and focus on getting the overall group and page
> structure working, using numeric page names for everything.


Thanks for your help.


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