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[resolved] Filtering multiple tables at the same time (8 posts)

  1. amlc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Tobias
    congratulations for a job well done.
    I have a question for you. In a page I have to display the data for each fencer (personal, national ranking, ranking international placings in races and blog articles in which it is mentioned). At the time I built a page for each fencer which contains various tables "Table Press". This way, however, does not allow me to make changes easily because every time I have to change all the pages. I would, however, point to the fencer from a drop down menu (on the page) and show the data to it. Do you think it can do this using "TablePress."
    Thank you for your attention
    regards
    Andrea

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tablepress/

  2. TobiasBg
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Andrea,

    thanks for your question.

    To be honest, I'm not really sure that I fully understand. But from what I understand, I think that a real database solution might be better suited for you. The use case of TablePress is to provide an easy way to manage and show tables with static data. Your scenario deals with data in a rather dynamic way though. Therefore, I think a custom solution, e.g. based on PHP/mySQL should be better suited for that in the long run. That would probably require more work at the beginning, but will be less work once it is running.
    With TablePress, you could maybe make this work, but would have to do more work "on an every day basis", like making changes to those pages.

    Regards,
    Tobias

  3. amlc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Tobias
    thanks for the quick response
    you are right when you say you did not understand what I ask, I'm sorry, but my English is very precarious. Let me get even a little of your willingness to explain with a real example what I need.
    I have about 200 fencers stored in a table, another table placings in races, then I have other tables with ranking fencers. I am forced to build 200 pages (one for each fencer) or I can build a single page from which to filter, by name, the data relating to a fencer?
    For example, your site "www.poorpigs.de/" (very well done), in "BASEBALL - TEAM ROSTER-2013" statistics of the players for the year 2009 are contained in a one page which can be accessed through a "filter for years" or did you build as many pages as there are baseball players?
    This time I hope I explained myself better, I do not wish to waste your time to decipher the English written by an Italian.
    Thank you again for your kindness and I am attaching also the address of the site that I maintain . More specifically, the pages that I asked for your help are under the menu item "Curricula Atleti"
    Best regards
    Andrea

  4. TobiasBg
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Andrea,

    thanks for the explanation.

    I'm still not sure how to approach your problem. For the baseball website, this is indeed a more complex solution. There's indeed a file/page for each player and year, and these where not created with TablePress (but with some other program, but that was done by someone else). Only the tables on the main pages (like http://www.poorpigs.de/baseball/teamroster/saison-2013/ ) where created in TablePress, but without the extra function with the expanding rows. That's again a custom functionality outside of TablePress.

    Unfortunately, the address of your site is missing in your post. Can you please post that again? I'll then take a look at your table, to maybe make a suggestion on how to start with this problem.

    Regards,
    Tobias

  5. amlc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Tobias
    're really very kind of you to offer your help. In fact, I saw that the address of the site is not present in the message.
    http://www.schermaforli.it
    Thank you for the attention you have shown to my problem
    I greet you cordially
    Andrea

    http://www.schermaforli.it

  6. TobiasBg
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Andrea,

    thanks for the link! I have found your table, and after thinking about it some more, I really think that a custom solution, based on a database and some custom scripts will be the best option for you. Your tables are already pretty big, and given the flexibility that your idea needs, in terms of dealing with the data in a dynamic way, I don't think that this is possible with TablePress :-( This is simply beyond the use case of the plugin, as mentioned above.
    Sorry that I can't really help with this.

    Regards,
    Tobias

  7. amlc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Tobias
    Unfortunately, you confirm what I initially feared, namely the use of customized solutions and php. Unfortunately my knowledge is almost zero and then try some books that explain it to me.
    Thank you for the attention you gave me about my problem
    I greet you cordially
    Andrea Chiaromonte
    Forlì, Italy

  8. TobiasBg
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Andrea,

    sorry that I didn't have a more positive answer :-(
    But I wish you all the best with your project!

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

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