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attempting to list one data point (10 posts)

  1. MikeStorm
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm trying to create a list containing the data from a single column and I can't get it to work. Any ideas?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-form-manager/

  2. hoffcamp
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean a list item in a form based on a column from a spreadsheet?

  3. MikeStorm
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, been a while since I've dealt with databases. The [formdata] shortcode lists all the data from whatever form slug you tell it to, I want to list the data from a single column in that slug, rather than all of it.

  4. hoffcamp
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    It turns out I forgot to put this in the FAQ. You can restrict the table to only certain fields using their nicknames separated by commas. The shortcode would look like:

    [formdata form-1 table show="foo,bar,blah"]

  5. MikeStorm
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah, thank you. Is there any way to change the template of the "table" output or any way to show a column without this option?

    I know in the FAQ the shortcode [formdata (slug) show="foo,bar,etc"] is supposed to work like this, but when I use it like that I get all the data from all the columns and not the limited data I've asked for.

  6. hoffcamp
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    There isn't a template system for outputting the data, unfortunately. If it is showing columns that you haven't named then this is a bug. Unfortunately I tested it on my end and it is working. What form items do you have?

  7. zabeth116
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am having the same problem I use the formdata code to post only certain fields (ie: "show="nickname,nickname") and it's not working. Shows all data.

  8. hoffcamp
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mike, the problem was you need to include 'table' in the shortcode:

    [formdata (slug) table show="..."]

  9. enderpal444
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @hoffcamp How do you just display the field for the post without showing every entry from other posts for that field. I don't get the point of that. I just want to call a specific field in a specific spot in the post template. I couldn't find any documentation for that.

  10. hoffcamp
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not sure what you mean, if you want to show just a particular submission, that is not something you can do. You can only show a list. I want to include some options for querying the submission data via shortcodes in future versions, though.

    If you want to hide empty fields, I added an option in 1.6.30, under the 'Advanced' tab in the form editor, under 'Submission Fields'.

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