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How to use SQL statements not supported by JDatabaseQuery

Recently, I have needed to use some SQL statements that are not supported by the JDatabaseQuery class, specifically REPLACE INTO and INSERT IGNORE. The only way that I am able to get something to ...
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How to open a new window/tab or modal from within a component

I am trying work out how I can pop up a modal or open a new window or tab when selecting a button on a form that processes the form and passes to another extension? I can't seem to find any examples ...
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Best practices for Joomla - Get another model in a view from another controller

I need to get data from another model than the view specific controller/model into the view. But I'm not sure if the way I'm doing it now is correct. I do that via the following way in the view.html....
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JTable, new row doesn't get inserted with table->save method

I'm trying to insert a row with the table->save() method, but the method executes an UPDATE instead. There is no row available, so it needs to be inserted. Does anyone know how to get it inserted? ...
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Controller method does not get data passed through jQuery.ajax()

I am developing a Joomla component. In javascript I use jQuery.ajax() for making a (php) controller method put data (from javascript) into the database. However, after installing the component on one ...
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Call a function using AJAX from a Joomla-View to retrieve data from the DB

i have coded a little component to administrate books for a histroy club. I added some views to deiplay different tables with book date. So far everythign works. In fact the DB access and the building ...
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Form With Buttons That Don't Submit Data

I am trying to make a page that performs various functions in vanilla Javascript. One of the functions involves submitting form data to Joomla. However the issue I have is that Following the following ...
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Getting Editor to show on front (site) of website

I'm trying to display to users an editor in the front end of my website (in a logged in area) I have: // IMPORT EDITOR CLASS jimport( 'joomla.html.editor' ); // GET EDITOR SELECTED IN GLOBAL SETTINGS ...
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Save an article with MVC methods from MY controller without “The security token did not match”?

I'm using AJAX to allow users to add an event, and want to create a new Article when they do that. I've found a number of answers that address using a controller in this manner, and finally found the ...
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Get the link to the item in the backend edit view of that item

Let me explain. I have created a custom component, when editing the element and saving it once, I would like to display next to the alias the sef frontend link to this element. Here is a screenshot to ...
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How to dynamically reload admin-form-fields in Joomla

In a custom component, I'm developing an admin form with 2 fields, a combo-box for jobTitles and checkboxes for technologies. Both fields are loaded from a database table. The values of the checkbox ...
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Combine a custom module and component

I have inherited some custom components and modules for development. One module depends on one component very heavily. Is it possible to combine these two into one installable package? If so, how?
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How can I get the values of the form on my admin page

I have a form on my admin page of my component, and I can edit the fields and save them. When I load the page the saved fields show. Say for example in a blog_category menu item. I create a new menu ...
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What is the proper way to use content.prepare?

I am trying to put a module inside another component. According to https://www.joomlashack.com/blog/joomla-how-to/module-position-component/ I can put <?php echo JHtml::_('content.prepare', '{...
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Joomla 3.9.19 get the constants from global configuration in component display function

I have created a component and need to get a constant value in the component administrator and list the item according to it. I have tried different ways to get the constant value in the display() ...
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Sharing a MVC resources library between two components

Lets say my component is called dumbo. It contains all kind of MVC stuff and works well. Now i have a second component that is called jumbo. I need both components to share some models, controllers ...
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Component development, on installing an update, should/could J! ignore some database errors?

While developing a component the database can go through many changes. Updating the component then either goes through many schema update files, or causes problems. Re-applying a database change file (...
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Using form XML for custom filter and removing group definition

I'm creating a small component with a search module. I will dumb this example down so that the question will be clear. The component manages books. The book form XML looks like this and its structure ...
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Where do I define custom global variables in my Joomla project?

I'm using Joomla 3.9.18 and I've got a project including a component and a couple of modules. I've got a couple of variables that are the same throughout the whole project (like some prefixes and a ...
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How to install custom component sample data?

I have a custom component for Joomla. I understand how to install some data using the sql file of component. Now I want to add some data to the database tables in a separate package. I can't find any ...
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Front End Management of Joomla Users

Joomla 3.9.20 I know there's no default way of managing Joomla users on the front end (a huge drawback of Joomla imo). There appears to be some commercial extensions and components that do this, but ...
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Toolbar not displayed in my Joomla MVC component

view.html.php class gezcViewVliegtuigen extends JViewLegacy { protected $editID = 0; // if task is not specifiek in the url als parameter, display will be used function display($tpl = ...
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Possible to add template file to component on plugin installation?

I am making a plugin for a custom component. It's a basic editor extend plugin that allows users to select an item from custom component using a button in editor. It's simular to native editor extend ...
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Embed custom JS app in Joomla MVC

A before warning: I'm new to both Joomla, PHP and JS. So this might be obvious, but I'm lost. I'm looking to embed a program I made in react/node into Joomla. The program uses JSX to create the HTML ...
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Is it possible to create a component “addon”?

I've created a component for handling a multitude of things for my clients, but I frequently get feedback that certain sections aren't needed or that additional sections are desired. The first ...
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Error Updating Component - does not update

I'm not sure if it's a good title for my question, because my component actually updates - at least that's what Joomla tells me. So, the problem is that I developed a component and now I need to ...
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Pass PHP variables to CSS?

I want to pass some variables to my css, without using inline styles. During some research I found different sources pointing to the same solution. For example here on the Joomla forum. Basicly they ...
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JoomlaBrowser (Codeception Module) Acceptance Test Issue

When trying to write an Acceptance Test doing this: $I->createMenuItem('New Link', 'MyComp', 'MyComp list', 'Main Menu'); I get this: Step Create menu item "New Link","MyComp",...
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Display the component view or layout into a module

I've built my own component com_mycomp and in the component there is form in a layout and the path to this layout is: com_mycomp/site/layouts/subscription/form.php so I want to show this layout (form)...
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Layout for a custom component leads to a 404 Error

I need to create a new page for my custom component, however I don't want (and I don't need) to create a new view for that. I know that this can be achieved by creating layouts; the problem is that my ...
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SEF url and custom view

Was able to create a custom component and a custom view which I went ahead and attached a js library to. Now to achieve my desired functionality I need to create a custom url(SEF) in my route.php file,...
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Cannot extend my custom component's validation rules — does not validate

I'm following along with this tutorial https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Server-side_form_validation My form <form> <fieldset name="form_name" addrulepath="components/com_mycomponent/models/...
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How to display urls of a custom component on breadcrumbs?

I need to display links of a custom component on breadcrumbs. How can i get it done? Example my component (site part) has the following url: site.com/gallery/animals/ where animals is the URL of ...
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Friendly URL for a custom component

I'm trying to create a friendly URL for a custom component but i can't manage to find a solution. I have tried JRoute but it hasn't worked out for me (probably i'm not doing it right). Does anybody ...
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How can I show an alternate layout for my view in an MVC component?

I am trying to choose the layout for my view dynamically, which is what I imagined setLayout or loadTemplate on my JViewLegacy view would be able to do, but there seems to be some extra convention ...
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Error saving an edit in a custom component `table_users` was not locked with LOCK TABLES

I'm getting an error when trying to save edits in my custom component. I have another edit.php that works well. I identified that the problem lies in the table file, specifically in the function ...
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How to override “Select an option” header for SQL and list fields

In my custom component, inside the forms, I have several list fields. Some are normal list fields, others are sql fields. All of these show "Select an option" as a header. I can't find the way to ...
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JRoute not return specific menu item link

i have developing a custom component. i have a problem: i am in a menu that show view 1. when i use JRoute function for link to view2 that have specific menu item, it return current url and add ?view=...
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Custom field in menu item

I am trying to get a custom field type into the menu. I want this to be a dropdown which I poulate with some php code. Where the arrow points in want my dropdown field. So I created in /components/...
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Render field in backend record form from plugin xml file

I'm building a component with payment plugins and I need to display the plugins fields in the account form record. The plugin xml fields section is <fields name="params"> <fieldset ...
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How to group Component sidebar menu, or add headings?

In my custom component, I have a sidebar with several entries. These are added using JHtmlSidebar::addEntry(...), as described in Joomla Documentation. Most of these sidebar menu items will rarely be ...
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How to use 'showon' with global settings in menu item parameter?

In a custom component I have some component params (config.xml) and I have some menu item params (default.xml). Inside the component params I make use of the showon attribute many times. But to keep ...
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Possible to associate item with itself?

I am working on a custom component. Most input are numbers, therefor not translatable. There are also some strings that can be translated. Instead of having the user duplicate each item to a new ...
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Add text and link to fieldset in config.xml

In my custom component, I have some component configs in the standard config.xml file. There are multiple fieldsets (tabs), each one has its own description. I would like to add a line of text below ...
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Execute custom script on save component config.xml

I am working on a custom component. The component has some component options, using the standard config.xml file and saving it to the extensions table. But what if I need to execute a custom script ...
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How to add js library on component installation

I have component which needs a slider. I`ve chosed carousel but how to add it in the frontend part of the component on installation ? Tried to put it in the administrator part but the scripts can't be ...
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Problem accessing database from front end of a component

I am currently working on a component which will display "events", stored in a database, on a map (filterable by location, category, date etc...). My first step is to display a simple report of the ...
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Optional fields in renderFieldset

I'm updating a component of mine to use the renderFieldset method and remove some unnecessary code in the form template files. However, some of my fields show / hide based on other preferences in the ...
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Load namespaced library from component in J!4

I'm using the latest build of J!4. I have a component that has library files under joomla_root\libraries\mycomponent but the namespaced files in this directory aren't loaded by Joomla! 4 autoloader. ...
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Joomla 4 namespacing and autoloading

I've added the namespace line to my manifest xml: <namespace>Mycompany\Component\Mycomponent</namespace> When I install the component, I'm not seeing any alias added to the libraries/...

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