[development] FAPI and _display hook

Graeme McKibbin gmckibbin at iburst.co.za
Wed Feb 6 21:08:31 UTC 2008

Ok thanks...
But does that include building a SELECT query in php and displaying  
the results in a table?

(The reason I want to do that is because the Inventory field does not  
appear in the Views field list)

On 06 Feb 2008, at 10:58 PM, Larry Garfield wrote:

> Have a look at the Views Theme Wizard.  In recent versions, it is a  
> multi-step form that uses the values from step 1 to generate form  
> step 2.  Step 2 (or sometimes step 3) has no submit buttons on it,  
> but its content is the result of the previous steps.  The last step  
> then is the display, and there's no reason why you can't use form  
> fields of #type markup to show just HTML that was built off of the  
> previous steps.
> --Larry Garfield
> On Wed, 6 Feb 2008 21:53:47 +0200, Graeme McKibbin  
> <gmckibbin at iburst.co.za> wrote:
>> Not sure if I'm on the same page as you, but I need to have a form
>> that has some input fields and a submit button, and when it's
>> clicked, the form passes the input to itself (or another page) and
>> then displays a table of results from a query (that I've created).
>> Any idea?
>> On 06 Feb 2008, at 8:59 PM, Ivan Sergio Borgonovo wrote:
>>> Maybe there is a clean way to recycle most of FAPI if you don't need
>>> to save anything in _submit but if you'd just like to produce some
>>> output based on form input?
>>> eg. you've 2 fields and the form "landing" page should display the
>>> product (the landing page may still be the form path itself).
>>> If there is such a technique that let you intercept $form_values and
>>> $form_id outside _submit _validate and display output accordingly  
>>> I'd
>>> be glad to know.
>>> Otherwise I'd really enjoy to see a _display hook that in spite of
>>> showing the form or redirecting somewhere else would just have  
>>> access
>>> to $form_id  and $form_values as _validate and _submit but would
>>> output something else other than the form.
>>> --
>>> Ivan Sergio Borgonovo
>>> http://www.webthatworks.it
>> Kind Regards
>> Graeme McKibbin
>> Software Developer

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