[pmwiki-users] PmWiki and Pagelist as report generator

Steve Glover steve.glover at ed.ac.uk
Wed Aug 20 04:07:07 CDT 2008


I've been stretching PmWiki (and Balu's blogging tools in particular) in 
almost certainly unintended ways by having sets of pages that start off 
by assigning a set of variables and then display them in a particular 
format, and then using a collection of pagelist formats to pull out 
particular views:

For example, I might have a set of pages called YYYY-MM-DD-label that 
start off like:

(:if false:)
Organisation: Euphoric State University
Olink: http://www.euphoria.edu
Contact: Morris Zapp
Email: mzapp at euphoric.edu
EL: [[ mailto:{$:Email} | {$:Email} ]]
Linkname: [[ {$:Olink} | {$:Organisation} ]]
Joindate: 01/04/07
and ending with, say:

!!! {$:Linkname} (joined on {$:Joindate})
|| class="tiger" border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=4 width=90%
||! Name ||! Email ||! Address ||
|| ||{$:Contact} ||{$:EL} ||{$:ELaddress} ||
|| ||{$:Contact2} ||{$:EL2} ||{$:ELaddress2} ||

So the first part of the page contains my data and the second half 
displays it.

The reason for using variables, though, is so that I can have an 
aggregator page containing a pagelist:

(:pagelist fmt=BlogOverviewTemplate#shortmemberlist group={$Group} 
name=2???-??-??-* count=999 order=$:Organisation :)

which is formatted thus:

(:template first:)!!!Organisation
(:template each:)* [[ {=$FullName}| {=$:Organisation} ]] - {=$:Olink}

Or however we need the data....

Now, I finally come to the actual question:

Producing the individual pages manually using the ordinary pmwiki editor 
was fine when there were only two or three a week. However, we're going 
to need lots more, and it would be useful to use an input form to write 
out the individual pages.

Is there a way in PmWiki of having a form that collects values of 
variables and then writes them out, not to an email, but to a new wiki 
page whose name is constructed from variables in the form?



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