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.. ==================================================
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.. FOR YOUR INFORMATION
.. --------------------------------------------------
.. -*- coding: utf-8 -*- with BOM.

.. include:: ../Includes.txt


.. _users-manual:

Users manual
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The QFQ extension is activated through tt-content records. One or more tt-content records per page are necessary to render
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*forms*, *reports* (exports) or to perform *delete* and *save* commands submitted by a QFQ form.
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* Multi Forms
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* FormElement:
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  * type=action (especially not *addNupdate*)
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  * Checkbox: some combinations not tested.
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QFQ content element
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QFQ is used by configuring Typo3 content elements. Insert one or more QFQ content elements on a Typo3 page.
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Specify column and language per content record as wished.

The title of the QFQ content element will not be rendered. It's only visible in the backend for orientation.


QFQ Keywords (Bodytext)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | Name              | Explanation                                                                     |
 +===================+=================================================================================+
 | form              | Formname defined in ttcontent record bodytext                                   |
 |                   | * Fix. E.g.: **form = person**                                                  |
 |                   | * by SIP: **form = {{form}}**                                                   |
 |                   | * by SQL: **form = {{SELECT c.form FROM conference AS c WHERE c.id={{a:C}} }}** |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | r                 | recordId. If specified, the form will load the record with the specified id     |
 |                   | * Fix. E.g.: **r = 123**, by SQL: **r = {{SELECT ...}}**                        |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.db        | Select a DB. Only necessary if a different than the standard DB should be used. |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.fbeg      | Start token for every field (=column)                                           |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.fend      | End token for every field (=column)                                             |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.head      | Start token for whole <level>                                                   |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.tail      | End token for whole <level>                                                     |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.rbeg      | Start token for row.                                                            |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.rbgd      | Alternating (per row) token                                                     |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.rend      | End token for row. Will be rendered **before** subsequent levels are processed  |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.renr      | End token for row. Will be rendered **after** subsequent levels are processed   |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.rsep      | Seperator token between rows                                                    |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.fsep      | Seperator token between fields (=columns)                                       |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.sql       | SQL Query                                                                       |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | <level>.althead   | If <level>.sql is empty, these token will be rendered                           |
 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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 | debugShowBodyText | If ='1' and config.ini:*showDebugInfo=yes*: shows a tooltip with bodytext       |
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 +-------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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Debug
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* config.ini: *SHOW_DEBUG_INFO = yes|no|auto*

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  * *yes*:

    * Form:

      * For every internal link/button, show tooltips with decoded SIP on mouseover.
      * Shows 'Edit form' (wrench symbol) button on a form.
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    * Report: Will be configured per tt-content record.
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      *debugShowBodyText = 1*
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  * *auto*: Depending if there is a Typo3 BE session, set internally:
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    * *SHOW_DEBUG_INFO = yes*  (BE session exist)
    * *SHOW_DEBUG_INFO = no*   (no BE session)
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Form
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* Forms will be created by using the *Form editor* (HTML form). The Formeditor itself consist of two regular QFQ forms: *form* and *formElement*
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* Every form consist of a) a *Form* record and b) multiple *FormElement* records.
* A form is assigned to a  *table*. Such a table is called the *primary table* for this form.
* There are three types of forms:

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  * *Simple* form: the form acts on one record, stored in one table.
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    * The form will create necessary SQL commands for insert, update and delete automatically.
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  * *Advanced* form: the form acts on one record, stored in more than one table.
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    * Fields of the primary table acts like a *simple* form, all other fields have to be specified with *addNupdate* records.
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  * *Multi* form: the form acts simultanously on more than one record. All records use the same *FormElements*.
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    * The *FormElements* are defined as a regular *simple* / or *advanced* form, plus a SQL Query, which selects and
      iterates over all records. Those records will be loaded at the same time.
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.. _variables:
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Variable (incl. mixed SQL Statement)
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Most fields of a form specification might contain:
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* ''constants'' (=strings), this is the standard use case.
* ''variables'' retrieved from the stores (see below),
* ''SQL statements'' (limited set of),
* or any combination of the above.

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* A variable (or SQL) statement is surrounded by curly braces:
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  *{{VarName[:<store / prio>[:<sanitize class>]]}}*
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* Example:

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  *{{recordid}}*
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  *{{SELECT name FROM person WHERE id=1234}}*
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  *{{SELECT name FROM person WHERE id={{recordid}} }}*
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  *{{SELECT name FROM person WHERE id={{key1:C:alnumx}} }}*
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* Leading and trailing spaces inside curly braces are removed.
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  * *{{ SELECT "Hello World"   }}* acts as *{{SELECT "Hello World"}}*
  * *{{ varname   }}* acts as *{{varname}}*
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* There are several stores, from where to retrieve the value. If a value is not found in one store, the next store is searched,
  until a value is found or there are no more stores available.
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* If anywhere along the line an empty string is found, this **is** a value: therefore, the search will stop.
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* If no value is found, the value is an <empty string>.

URL Parameter
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* URL (=GET) Parameter can be used in *forms* and *reports* as variables.
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* If a value violates a parameter sanitize class, an exception is thrown.
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Sanitize class
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* All values in Store *C* (Client) and store *F* (Form) will be sanitized:
* All :ref:`predefined-variable-names` have a specific default sanitize class. For these variables, it's not necessary
  to specify a sanitize class.
* All other variables (Store: C, F) get by default the sanitize class defined in the corresponding form. If not defined
  the default class is 'digit'.
* A default sanitize class can be overwritten by individual definition: *{{a:C:all}}*
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  * **alnumx**: [A-Za-z][0-9]@-_.,;: /()
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  * **digit**: [0-9].-+
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  * **email**: [a-zA-Z0-9._%+-]+@[a-zA-Z0-9.-]+\.[a-zA-Z]{2,}
  * **min|max**: only usable in forms. Compares the value against an lower and upper limit (numeric or string).
  * **min|max date**:  only usable in forms. Compares the value against an lower and upper date or datetime.
  * **pattern**:  only usable in forms. Compares the value against a regexp.
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  * **allbut**: all characters allowed, but not [ ]  { } % & \ #. The used regexp: '^[^\[\]{}%&\\#]+$',
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  * **all**: no sanitizing


Store / prio
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Only variables that are known in a specified store can be substituted.

 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |Name |Description                                                                             | Content                                                                    |
 +=====+========================================================================================+============================================================================+
 | F   | Form: data not saved in database yet.                                                  | All native form elements. Recent values from the Browser.                  |
 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | S   | SIP: Client parameter 's' will indicate the current SIP, which will be loaded from the | sip, r (record_id), form                                                   |
 |     | SESSION repo to the SIP-Store.                                                         |                                                                            |
 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | R   | Record - the record that is going to be edited. For new records: empty.                | All columns of the current record from the current table                   |
 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | P   | Parent record. E.g.: on multi forms the current record of the outer query              | All columns of the MultiSQL Statement from the table for the current row   |
 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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 | D   | Default values column : The *table.column* specified *default value*.                  |                                                                            |
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 | M   | Column type: The *table.column* specified *type*                                       |                                                                            |
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 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | C   | Client: POST variable, if not found: GET variable                                      | Parameter sent from the Client (=Browser).                                 |
 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | T   | Typo3: a) Bodytext (ttcontent record), b) Typo3 internal varibles like fe_user_uid, ...| See Typo3 tt_content record configuration                                  |
 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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 | V   | Vars - Generic variables                                                               |                                                                            |
 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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 | 0   | Zero - allways value: 0, might be helpful if a variable is empty or undefined and will | All possible keys                                                          |
 |     | be used in an SQL statement.                                                           |                                                                            |
 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | E   | Empty - allways value: 0, might be helpful if a variable is empty or undefined and will| All possible keys                                                          |
 |     | be used in an SQL statement                                                            |                                                                            |
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 | Y   | System: a) Database credentials, b) helper vars for logging/debugging:                 |                                                                            |
 |     | SYSTEM_SQL_RAW ... SYSTEM_FORM_ELEMENT_COLUMN                                          |                                                                            |
 +-----+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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* Default *<prio>*: *FSRD* - Form / SIP / Record / Table definition.
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* Hint: Preferable, parameter should be submitted by SIP, not by Client (=URL).

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  * Warning: Data submitted via 'Client' can be easily spoofed and altered.
  * Best: Data submitted via SIP never leaves the server, cannot be spoofed or altered by the user.
  * SIPs can _only_ be defined by using *Report*. Inside of *Report* use columns 'Link' (with attribute 's'), 'page?' or 'Page?'.
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.. _predefined-variable-names:

Predefined variable names
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Store: *CLIENT* - C
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 +---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | Name          | Explanation                                                                                                                              |
 +===============+==========================================================================================================================================+
 | s             | =SIP                                                                                                                                     |
 +---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | r             | record id. Typically stored in SIP, rarely specified on the URL                                                                          |
 +---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | keySemId      | always current Semester Id                                                                                                               |
 +---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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 | keySemIdUser  | *{{keySemIdUser}}*, may be changed by user                                                                                               |
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 +---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | HTTP_HOST     | current HTTP HOST                                                                                                                        |
 +---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | REMOTE_ADDR   | Client IP address                                                                                                                        |
 +---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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 | '$_SERVER[*]' | All other variables accessable by *$_SERVER[]*. Only the often used have a pre-defined sanitize class.                                   |
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 +---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | form          | Unique name of current form                                                                                                              |
 +---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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 | ANREDE        | *{{sex}}* == male >> Sehr geehrter Herr, *{{sex}}* == female  Sehr geehrte Frau                                                          |
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 +---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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 | EANREDE       | *{{sex}}* == male >> Dear Mr., *{{sex}}* == female >> Dear Mrs.                                                                          |
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Store: *TYPO3* (Bodytext) - T
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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 +---------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | Name          | Explanation                                                       |
 +===============+===================================================================+
 | form          | Formname defined in ttcontent record bodytext                     |
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 |               | * Fix. E.g. *form = person*                                       |
 |               | * via SIP. E.g. *form = {{form}}*                                 |
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 | pageId        | Record id of current Typo3 page                                   |
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 | pageType      | Current selected page type (typically URL parameter 'type')       |
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 +---------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
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 | pageLanguage  | Current selected page language (typically URL parameter 'L')      |
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 | ttcontentUid  | Record id of current Typo3 content element                        |
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 | feUser        | Logged in Typo3 FE User                                           |
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 | feUserUid     | Logged in Typo3 FE User uid                                       |
 +---------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | feUserGroup   | FE groups of logged in Typo3 FE User                              |
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Store: *FORM* - F
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
* Represents the values in the form, typically before saving them.
* Used for:

  * Formelements who will be rerendered, after a parent element has been changed by the user.
  * Formelement actions, before saving the form.
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  * Values will be sanatized by the class configured in corresponding the formelement. By default, the sanitize class is `alnumx`.
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 +--------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | Name               | Explanation                                                                                                                                |
 +====================+============================================================================================================================================+
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 | FormElement name   | Name of native formelement. To get, exactly and only, the specified form element (for 'p_id'): *{{p_id:F}}*                                |
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Store: *RECORD* - R
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +--------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | Name               | Explanation                                                                                                                                |
 +====================+============================================================================================================================================+
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 | record column name | Name of a column of the primary table (as defined in the current form). To get, exactly and only, the specified form element: *{{p_id:R}}* |
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Store: *VARS* - V
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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 | Name               | Explanation                                                                                                                                |
 +====================+============================================================================================================================================+
 | random             | random string with length of 32 chars, alphanum                                                                                            |
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* The detection of an SQL command is case *insensitive*.
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* Leading  whitespace will be skipped.
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* The following commands are interpreted as SQL commands:
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  * SELECT
  * INSERT
  * UPDATE
  * DELETE
  * SHOW
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* A SQL Statement might contain parameters, including additional SQL statements. Inner SQL queries will be executed first.
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* All variables will be substituted one by one from inner to outer.
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* Maximum recursion depth: 5 (a recursion depth of 2 is sometimes used for mailing with templates, 3 and more probably confuses too much and is therefore not practicable, but supported until depth of 5)
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* The number of variables inside an input field or a SQL statement is not limited.
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* A resultset of a SQL statement will be imploded over all: concat all columns of a row, concat all rows - there is no glue string.
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* Example::
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  {{SELECT id, name FROM Person}}
  {{SELECT id, name, IF({{fe_user}}=0,'Yes','No')  FROM Vorlesung WHERE sem_id={{keySemId:Y}} }}
  {{SELECT id, city FROM Address AS adr WHERE adr.p_id={{SELECT id FROM Account AS acc WHERE acc.name={{fe_user}} }} }}

* Special case for SELECT input fields. To deliver a result array specify an '!' before the SELECT:

  *{{!SELECT ...}}*

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  * This is only possible for the outermost SELECT.
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Form: basic setup
-----------------
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+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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| Name                   | Type                                                     | Description                                                                             |
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+========================+==========================================================+=========================================================================================+
|id                      | int, autoincrement                                       | created by by MySQL                                                                     |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|name                    | string                                                   | unique and speaking name of the form. Form will be identified by this name              |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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|title                   | string                                                   | Title, shown on/above the form.                                                         |
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+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|noteInternal            | textarea                                                 | Internal notes: special functionality, used variables, ...                              |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|tableName               | string                                                   | Primay table of the form                                                                |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|permitNew               | enum('sip', 'logged_in', 'logged_out', 'always', 'never')| Default: sip                                                                            |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|permitEdit              | enum('sip', 'logged_in', 'logged_out', 'always', 'never')| Default: sip                                                                            |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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|showButton              | set('new', 'delete')                                     | Default 'new,delete'. Displays button 'new' and 'delete'.                               |
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+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|render                  | enum('plain','table', 'bootstrap')                       | Default bootstrap                                                                       |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|multiMode               | enum('none','horizontal','vertical')                     | Default 'none'                                                                          |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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|multiSql                | text                                                     | Optional. SQL Query which selects all records to edit.                                  |
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+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|multiDetailForm         | string                                                   | Optional. Form to open, if a record is selected to edit (double click on record line)   |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|multiDetailFormParameter| string                                                   | Optional. Translated Parameter submitted to detailform (like subrecord parameter)       |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|forwardMode             | string: 'auto|no|page'.                                  |                                                                                         |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|forwardPage             | string / query                                           | If $forward=="page": page to jump to                                                    |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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|bsLabelColumns          | string                                                   | The bootstrap grid system is based on 12 columns. The sum of *bsLabelColumns*,          |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+ *bsInputColumns* and *bsNoteColumns* should be 12. These values here are the base values|
|bsInputColumns          | string                                                   | for all formelements. Exceptions per formelement can be specified per formelement.      |
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+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|bsNoteColumns           | string                                                   | note: default number of 'bootstrap 12grid' columns                                      |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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|parameter               | text                                                     | Misc additional parameters. See :ref:`form-parameter`                                   |
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+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|deleted                 | string                                                   | 'yes'|'no'.                                                                             |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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|modified                | timestamp                                                | updated automatically through stored procedure                                          |
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+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|created                 | datetime                                                 | set once through QFQ                                                                    |
+------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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Field: Form.showButton
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Display or hide the button 'new' and / or 'delete'.

* *new*: Creates a new record. If the form needs any special parameter via SIP or Client, hide this 'new' button - the necessary parameter are not provided.
* *delete*: The simple form of deleting a record only deletes the record itself, not any child records.



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.. _form-parameter:
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Field: Form.parameter
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* The following parameter are optional and can be configured in the *Form.parameter* field.
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+------------------------+--------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Name                   | Type   | Description                                                                                       |
+========================+========+===================================================================================================+
| maxVisiblePill         | int    | Show pills upto <maxVisiblePill> as button, all further in a dropdown menu. Eg.: maxVisiblePill=3 |
+------------------------+--------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| class                  | string | HTML div with given class, surrounding the whole form. Eg.: class=container-fluid                 |
+------------------------+--------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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  * maxVisiblePill = 5
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FormElements
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* Each *form* contains one or more *FormElement*.
* The *FormElements* are divided in three categories:
  
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  * :ref:`class-container`
  * :ref:`class-native`
  * :ref:`class-action`
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* Ordering and grouping: Native Form-Elements and Container-Elements (both with feIdContainer=0) will be ordered by 'ord'.
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* Inside of a container, all nested elements will be displayed.

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.. _class-container:

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* Pills are containers for 'fieldset' *and* 'native' Form-Elements.
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* Fieldsets are containers for 'native' Form-Elements
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Type: fieldset
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* Native Formelements can be assigned to a fieldset.
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* name: technical name, used as HTML identifier.
* label: Shown title of the fieldset.

Type: pill
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* Pill is synonymous for a tab. A pill looks like a tab.
* Pills are only available with mode render='bootstrap'.
* If there is at least one pill defined, every native Formelement needs to be assigned to a pill or to a fieldset.
* If there is at least one pill defined, every fieldset needs to be assigned to a pill.
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* Parameter:

  * FormElement.'''name''': technical name, used as HTML identifier.
  * FormElement.'''label''': Label shown on the corresponding pill button or inside the dropdown menu.
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| Name          | Type                        | Description                                                                                       |
+===============+=============================+===================================================================================================+
| id            | int                         |                                                                                                   |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| formId        | int                         |                                                                                                   |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|feIdContainer  | int                         |                                                                                                   |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|enabled        | enum('yes'|'no')            |                                                                                                   |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|dynamicUpdate  | enum('yes'|'no')            | In the browser, formelements with "dynamicUpdate='yes'"  will be updated depending on user input. |
|               |                             | :ref:`dynamic-update`                                                                             |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|name           | string                      |                                                                                                   |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|label          | string                      | Label of formelement. Depending on layout model, left or on top of the formelement                |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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|               | 'required',                 | *Required*: User has to specify a value. Typically, an <empty string> represents 'no value'.      |
|               | 'disabled' )                | *Readonly*: user can't change any data. Data not saved.                                           |
|               |                             | *Disabled*: form element is not visible.                                                          |
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|class          | enum('native', 'action',    | Details below.                                                                                    |
|               | 'container')                |                                                                                                   |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|type           | enum('checkbox', 'date', 'time', 'datetime',  'dateJQW', 'datetimeJQW', 'gridJQW', 'hidden', 'text', 'note', 'password',        |
|               | 'radio', 'select', 'subrecord', 'textarea', 'timeJQW', 'upload', 'fieldset', 'pill', 'before_load', 'before_save',              |
|               | 'before_insert', 'before_update', 'before_delete', 'after_load', 'after_save', 'after_insert', 'after_update', 'after_delete',  |
|               | 'feGroup', 'sendmail')                                                                                                          |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|checkType      | enum('min|max', 'pattern',  |                                                                                                   |
|               | 'number', 'email')          |                                                                                                   |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|checkPattern   | 'regexp'                    |if $check_type=='pattern': pattern to match                                                        |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|onChange       | string                      |list of 'form element names' of current form, separated by ', ', If one of the named form elements |
|               |                             | change, reload own data / status / mode                                                           |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|ord            | string                      |display order of form elements ('order' is a reserved keyword)                                     |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|tabindex       | string                      |HTML tabindex attribute                                                                            |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|size           | string                      |Visible length of input element. Might be ommited, depending on the choosen form layout.           |
|               |                             |Format: <width>,<height> (in characters)                                                           |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|bsLabelColumns | string                      | Number of bootstrap grid columns for label. By default empty, value inherits from the form.       |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|bsInputColumns | string                      | Number of bootstrap grid columns for input. By default empty, value inherits from the form.       |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|bsNoteColumns  | string                      | Number of bootstrap grid columns for note. By default empty, value inherits from the form.        |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|maxLength      | string                      |Maximum characters for input.                                                                      |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|note           | string                      |Note of formelement. Depending on layout model, right or below of the formelement                  |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|tooltip        | text                        |Display this text as tooltip on mouse over                                                         |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|placeholder    | string                      |Text, displayed inside the input element in light grey                                             |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|clientJs       | text                        |Javascript called on 'on change' formelements                                                      |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|value          | text                        |Default value                                                                                      |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|sql1           | text                        |SQL query  ('sql' is a reserved keyword)                                                           |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|sql2           | text                        |second SQL query                                                                                   |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|parameter      | text                        |might contain misc parameter. Depends on the type of formelement.                                  |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|feGroup        | string                      | Comma-separated list of Typo3 FE Group ID. NOT SURE IF THIS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED. Native           |
|               |                             | formElements, fieldsets and pills can be assigned to feGroups. Group status: show, hidden,        |
|               |                             | disabled. Group Access: FE-Groups. User will be assigned to FE-Groups and the form defintion      |
|               |                             | reference such FE-groups. Easy way of granting permission.                                        |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|deleted        | string                      |'yes'|'no'.                                                                                        |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|modified       | timestamp                   |updated autmatically through stored procedure                                                      |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|created        | datetime                    |set once through QFQ                                                                               |
+---------------+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
| Attribute        | checkbox | dateJQW | datetimeJQW |  gridJQW | hidden | input | note | password | radio | select | subrecord | textarea | timeJQW | upload |
+==================+==========+=========+=============+==========+========+=======+======+==========+=======+========+===========+==========+=========+========+
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+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
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|containerId       |Assign the Formelement to user defined fieldSet or pill                                                                                    |
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+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
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|enabled           |Formelement is active or not                                                                                                               |
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+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
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|name              |Name of a column of the primary table. Formelements with a corresponding table will be saved automatically.                                |
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+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
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|label             |Label shown to the user.                                                                                                                   |
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+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
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|mode              |show, readonly, required, lock, disable.                                                                                                   |
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|class             |native                                                                                                                                     |
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|type              | checkbox | dateJQW | datetimeJQW |  gridJQW | hidden | input | note | password | radio | select | subrecord | textarea | timeJQW | upload |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|checkType         |          |   -     |   -         |          |        |   -   |      |   -      |       |        |           |   -      |   -     |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|checkPattern      |          |   -     |   -         |          |        |   -   |      |   -      |       |        |           |   -      |   -     |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|onChange          |   -      |   -     |   -         |          |        |   -   |      |   -      |   -   |   -    |           |   -      |   -     |   -    |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|ord               |   -      |   -     |   -         |   -      |   -    |   -   |   -  |   -      |   -   |   -    |   -       |   -      |   -     |   -    |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|tabindex          |   -      |   -     |   -         |   -      |   -    |   -   |   -  |   -      |   -   |   -    |   -       |   -      |   -     |   -    |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|size              |   -  1   |         |             |          |        |   -   |      |   -      |   -  1|   -  2 |           |   -  1   |   -     |   -  ? |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|maxLength         |          |         |             |          |        |   -   |      |   -      |       |        |           |          |         |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|note              |   -      |   -     |   -         |          |        |   -   |   -  |   -      |   -   |   -    |   -       |   -      |   -     |   -    |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|tooltip           |   -      |   -     |   -         |          |        |   -   |      |   -      |   -   |   -    |           |   -      |   -     |   -    |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|placeholder       |          |   -     |   -         |          |        |   -   |      |          |       |        |           |   -      |   -     |   -    |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|clientJs          |          |   -     |   -         |   -      |        |   -   |      |   -      |   -   |   -    |           |   -      |   -     |   -    |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
|value             |   -      |   -     |   -         |   -      |   -    |   -   |   -  |   -      |   -   |   -    |           |   -      |   -     |   -    |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
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|Additional attributes in Field 'parameter'. Typically in key=value format.                                                                                    |
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| type             | checkbox | dateJQW | datetimeJQW | gridJQW  | hidden | input | note | password | radio | select | subrecord | textarea | timeJQW | upload |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
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+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
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| autocomplete     |          |   -     |   -         |          |        |   -   |      |          |       |        |           |   -      |   -     |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
| autofocus        |   -      |   -     |   -         |          |        |   -   |      |   -      |   -   |   -    |           |   -      |   -     |   -    |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
| checkBoxMode     |   -      |     -   |             |          |        |       |      |          |       |        |           |          |         |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
| checked          |   -      |         |             |          |        |   -   |      |          |   -   |        |           |          |         |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
| unchecked        |   -      |         |             |          |        |   -   |      |          |   -   |        |           |          |         |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
| label2           |   -      |         |             |          |        |       |      |          |   -   |        |           |          |         |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
| itemList         |   -      |         |             |          |        |       |      |          |   -   |   -    |           |          |         |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
| emptyItemAtStart |          |         |             |          |        |       |      |          |       |   -    |           |          |         |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
| emptyItemAtEnd   |          |         |             |          |        |       |      |          |       |   -    |           |          |         |        |
+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
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+------------------+----------+---------+-------------+----------+--------+-------+------+----------+-------+--------+-----------+----------+---------+--------+
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* 1: A line break created every <size> elements. Easy way to make checkboxes or radio vertical instead of horizontal.
* 2: Any number >1 makes the 'select' input 'multiple' ready.
* See: https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/forms.html#file-upload-state-(type=file)

* All 'native' Formelements like 'input', 'checkbox', ...

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  * *parameter*:
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    * *checked* = <value> (optional, the value which represents 'checked')
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  * The value for status *checked* are free to choose, the value for status *unchecked* is always the empty string.
  * Each field key (or the corresponding value from the key/value pair) will be rendered right beside the checkbox.
  * *parameter*

    * *checkBoxMode*: multi
    * *orientation*: vertical | horizontal (default), optional - the checkboxes are rendered horizontal or vertical.
    * *itemList* - E.g.:

      * ``itemList=red,blue,orange``
      * ``itemList=1:red,2:blue,3:orange``
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 * Range datetime: '1000-01-01' to '9999-12-31' or '0000-00-00'. (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/datetime.html)
 * Optional:
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   * *showSeconds*: 0|1 - shows the seconds. Independent if the user specifies seconds, they are displayed '1' or not '0'.
   * *showZero*: 0|1 - For an empty timestamp, With '0' nothing is displayed. With '1' the string '0000-00-00 00:00:00' is displayed.

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  * <number>:  width of input element in characters. Lineheight = 1.
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* FormElement.'''parameter''':

  * '''emptyItemAtStart''': Existence of this item inserts an empty entry at the beginning of the selectlist.
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* FormElement.'''parameter''':

  * '''emptyItemAtStart''': Existence of this item inserts an empty entry at the beginning of the selectlist.
  * '''emptyItemAtEnd''': Existence of this item inserts an empty entry at the end of the selectlist.
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    In case the id should no be visible to the user, it has to be named *'_id'*.
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    * *<number>*: any 'digit only' will be treated as '''width'''.
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    * *nostrip*: by default, html tags will be stripped off the cell content before rendering. This protects the table
      layout. 'nostrip' deactivates the cleaning to make links, images, ... possible.
    * *icon*: the cell value contains the name of an icon in *typo3conf/ext/qfq/Resources/Public/icons*. Empty cell values
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    * *mailto*: value will be rendered as a mailto link.
    * *url*: value will be rendered as a link.
    * *title=<text>* or '<none of the above>': column '''title'''.
    * The parameters are position independet.
    * Examples::

         SELECT note1 AS 'Comment', note2 AS 'Comment\|50' , note3 AS 'title=Comment\|width=100\|nostrip', note4 AS '50\|Comment',
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      * The value is a CSS class name(s) which will be rendered in the *<tr class="<_rowClass>">* of the subrecord table.
      * The column itself is hidden to the user.
      * By using Bootstrap, the following predefined classes are available:

        * Text color: *text-muted|text-primary|text-success|text-info|text-warning|text-danger* (http://getbootstrap.com/css/#helper-classes)
        * Row background: *active|success|info|warning|danger* (http://getbootstrap.com/css/#tables-contextual-classes)

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  * *page*: Target page with detail form. If none specified, use the current page.
  * *title*: Title displayed over the table in the current form.
  * *detail*: Mapping of values from the primary form to the target form (defined via `form=...`).

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    * Example: *detail=id:personId,&12:xId,&{{a}}:personId*
    * By default, the given value will overwrite values on the target record. In most situations, this is the wished behaviour.
    * Exceptions of the default behaviour have to be defined on the target form in the corresponding formelement in the
      field *value*. E.g. `{{<columnname>:RS0}}` - For existing records, the store `R` will provide a value. For new
      records, store `R` is empty and store S will be searched for a value: the value defined in `detail` will be choosen. At
      last the store '0' is defined as a fallback.
    * *source table column name*: E.g. A person form is opened with person.id=5 (r=5). The definition `detail=id:personId` and `form=address`
      maps person.id to address.personId. On the target record, the column personId becomes '5'.
    * *Constant '&'*: Indicate a 'constant' value. E.g. `&12:xId` or `{{...}}` (all possibilities, incl. further SELECT
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Type: string
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* Range time: '00:00:00' to '23:59:59' or '00:00:00'. (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/datetime.html)
* Optional:
  * *showSeconds*: 0|1 - shows the seconds. Independent if the user specifies seconds, they are displayed '1' or not '0'.
  * *showZero*: 0|1 - For an empty timestamp, With '0' nothing is displayed. With '1' the string '00:00[:00]' is displayed.
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* See: https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/forms.html#file-upload-state-(type=file)
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An upload element is based on a file browse button and a delete button. Only one of them is shown at a time.
If there is no file already uploaded, the file browse button is displayed.

The user can than select a file from the local filesystem.
After choosing the file, the upload starts immediately, shown by a turning wheel. When the server received the whole file
and accepts the file, the browse button dissappears and the filename is shown, followed by a delete button.
Now, the user can delete the uploaded file (and maybe upload another one) or leave it as it is.
Until this point, the file is cached on the server but not copied to the final destination. The user have to save the
current record either to finalize the upload or to delete a previous uploaded file.

* FormElement. *parameter*:

  * *pathFileName*: Destination where to copy the file. A good practice is to specify a relative pathFileName - such an
    installation (filesystem and database) are moveable. If the final pathFileName should contain the original filename,
    the variable *{{_filename}}* can be used. Example::

      pathFileName={{SELECT 'fileadmin/user/pictures/', p.name, '-{{_filename}}' FROM Person AS p WHERE p.id={{r}} }}


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Class: Action
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Type: before load
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

* Former: formallow
* Function: a) fire SQL, b) allow / deny access
* respects 'processRow'

Type: after load
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

* Probably not implemented: no usecase.
* Function: fire SQL
* respects 'processRow'

Type: before save
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* Former: lookup
* Function: a) fire SQL, b) allow / deny access
* respects 'processRow'

Type: after save
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* Function: fire SQL
* respects 'processRow'

Type: before /after insert
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

* Function: a) fire SQL, b) (before) allow / deny access
* respects 'processRow'

Type: before /after update
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

* Function: a) fire SQL, b) (before) allow / deny access
* respects 'processRow'

Type: before / after delete
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

* Function: a) fire SQL, b) (before) allow / deny access
* respects 'processRow'

Type: addnupdate
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* Probably not implemented: no usecase. Probably replaced by after save | after insert. Depends on functionality of 'after ...'.

Type: sendmail
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* Send mail(s) on request.
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.. _dynamic-update:

Dynamic Update
--------------

Depending of the form requirements, it's necessary to update FormElements depending on the recent user input. E.g. a user
activates a checkbox and therefore the content of a select list should change.

Make a form dynamic:

* Mark all FormElements with {dynamic update}=enabled, which should send **or** receive a 'do update' signal.
* Define the receiving FormElements in a way, that they will interpret the recent user change. In the example, the FormElement
  'carPriceRange' is the sender and the receiving FormElement might be of type 'radio' or 'selectList'.

  [receiving formElement].parameter: itemList={{ SELECT IF({{carPriceRange}}='expensive','Ferrari,Tesla,Jaguar','General Motors,Honda,Seat,Fiat') }}

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10 Stands for a *root level* of the report (see section `Structure`_). 10.sql defines a SQL query for this specific level. When the query is executed it will return a result having one single column name containing first and last name
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Syntax
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    All **root level queries** will be fired in the order specified by 'level' (Integer value).

    For **each** row of a query (this means *all* queries), all subqueries will be fired once.

    *   E.g. if the outer query selects 5 rows, and a nested query always select 3 rows, than the total number of rows are 5 x 3 = 15 rows.

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    won't work as expected. `{{10.line.count}}` can't be replaced before the query is fired, but will be replaced during processing the result!
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    Different types of SQL queries are possible: SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, SHOW

    Only SELECT and SHOW queries will fire subqueries.

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A report can be divided into several levels. This can make report definitions more readable because it allows for
splitting of otherwise excessively long SQL queries. For example, if your SQL query on the root level selects a number
of person records from your person table, you can use the SQL query on the second level to look up the city where each person lives.
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    10.10.rend = )

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Example::

    10.sql = SELECT 'hello world'
             FROM mastertable
    10.tail = End

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               'some additional', 'columns'
               FROM smartTable
               WHERE id>100

    20.head = <h3>
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|**Qualifier**|A level is divided into qualifiers **20.30.10** has 3 qualifiers **20**, **30**, **10**                                                                                                                                      |
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Report Example 1:

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