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  1. Hey Peter. Impressive work!

    Still reading through all the documentation and watching the videos, What would be the best method to implement forms functionality, where users (teachers, parents, students) can submit forms directly from their wordpress non-admin menu? Is this possible with the Data publisher?

    Best Regards,

    1. Hi Sunny,

      Publications are read-only and not the right tool for data entry. Please have a look at Data Projects to create data entry forms.

      There is a demo video of a Student Administration System. It is an old video but it might give you an impression of the possibilities of Data Projects in you context. The video can be found here:

      You can download the SAS demo project as a jump start from here:

      You are free to use it and modify according to your needs. There is no copyright.

      The video shows how the SAS project is used in the WordPress dashboard. If you are interested in a more modern version, you can upgrade to premium and run the same project – without any mopdifications – as an app. Here is a demo of the same project running as an premium app in read-only mode:

      Hope this helps to get you started… 🙂

      Best regards,

  2. Hi, Peter.
    I’m in trouble when trying to create a table through Data Designer.
    I create my columns and table name
    The plugin shows me the option to save the table to 2 databases: WordPress database (277350539wordpress20211119202348) or information_schema
    Then, when trying to save table design to WordPress database (277350539wordpress20211119202348) I get a red flag (I assume there’s some trouble with any name) but I can create a table.
    When trying to sabe table design to database information_schema, I don’t get a red flag but can’t create a table.
    In FAQ section you mention about this error but doesn’t solve the error and names acomplish the naming rules (except wordpress database that cannot change).
    Is this as expected?

  3. Hi Eduard,

    The information_schema is a MySQL schema which contains system views showing database meta data. Plugin users will normally store tables in the WordPress database or in a remote database if configured.

    You are seeing the red flag besides your table name because the database name starts with a number. The plugin generates variables for databases, tables and columns. Variables cannot start with a number in JavaScript, which can lead to issues. You can safely ignore this for databases, but your table and column names should start with a number. I will remove the database name check.

    Thanks for reporting!

    Hope this helps,

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