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Hi, I just need to create a module that inserts a new row in a table by submitting a form.

ex: visitors enter email address in an input field, then it will be stored in db

I'm new to joomla, however I know how a module works (template, helper, etc...)

Thanks!
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Hi Blueshaolin

Would it be easier to use a form component and link to your menu?

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/forms

Chronoforms is free and has been used by me. I really like it for simple forms like yours.

Regards

Mark
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Thanks for replying lazysheepmedia, however I don't get the idea.

The form must be visible in every page, that's why I think I should use a module, and what do you mean with 'link to your menu' ?

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Hi blueshaolin

Give me 10 minutes and I'll knock up a demo

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Mark
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sorry i have been distracted

what i am suggesting is that you use a form component and add the form to a custom module?

regards

Mark
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here are your results that are saved to your database in admin to view

Regards

Mark
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A clearer view
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I need to turn the demo off so let me know if it is useful and if i can turn it off

thanks

mark
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Ok you can turn it off, That's not what I need and maybe it was my mistake since I didn't explain it very well.

Finally I created the module on my own and now it works great, so I'm going to give you C because that's also a possible solution, is that ok ?

Thanks a lot for your help and your time!

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yes no problem

can i see what you have done so i can see what you wanted?

regards

mark
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Just one more question to give you A (if you don't mind):

Can I change the target table to store the form fields with ck forms/chronoforms ?
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yes you can but it will require some coding as i believe it uses its own tables - just curious..why would you want to change the table it uses?
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because i'm like 'adapting' a form that comes in a plugin for an specific component.

Basically I want to do the same but in a module since I'm not going to show the plugin in its original position/pages/etc, I already tried plugin in module but it didn't work so I found it easier to create a form that inserts the data straight to the table.
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The provided solution is a good alternative, however that's not exactly what I needed. Thanks!
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