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Basic order forms with formtools (food, office suply etc.) - Urgenus - Jan 12th, 2012

Hello

Can i make internal order form with formtools ? Or should i start learning PHP and try to code it myself to our intranet Smile

We have different departments in our facility and every department order food from our centralized kitchen every day. Now they send excel form thru email to kitchen and in kitchen its printed and then they pack the foods to boxes and send to departments. Then the printed form goes to billing departmen where they put the foods and their prizes to billing system.

the food order form is like this (but bigger, more foodoptions):
Code:
____________________________________________________________
          | morning |   lunch  | evening|   night
pcs     |  pcs      |    pcs   |   pcs    |    pcs
________|____________|____________|__________|______________
diet1   |  3         |      4    |    5      |    3
diet2   |  2         |      4    |    4      |    2
diet3   |  5         |      5    |    5      |    5
diet4   |  1         |      1    |    1      |    1
diet5   |  3         |      3    |    2      |    3
diet6   |  1         |      1    |    3     |    1
-----------------------------------------------------------
total   |  15        |      18   |    20   |    15



RE: Basic order forms with formtools (food, office suply etc.) - Ben - Jan 13th, 2012

Hi Urgenus,

Welcome to the forums! Smile

Interesting scenario. So yes, you could certainly use Form Tools - but I want to check that some of the functionality that you're used to won't get lost.

From what you described, the way I picture it working is that you'd have a public (or intranet-public) form or forms where people could order stuff. That would all get stored in Form Tools, which could be exported in a table exactly like the one you posted. So far so good.

What Form Tools *won't* do for you it tot up the running totals for each column - at least, not "out the box". For that, you'd need to edit the Export Manager html/printer-friendly table-format Export Type (okay, that was a serious mouthful... clearly I need to come up with less verbose terms!). But the point is that you'd need to edit the template so that it would add in that bottom row. Very do-able, and I can help out with it - but I want to let you know that that's NOT functionality that's included in the script by default.

Hope this info helps!

- Ben




RE: Basic order forms with formtools (food, office suply etc.) - Urgenus - Jan 13th, 2012

Hi Ben.

Thanks for your answers.

i have another questions Smile

- it's nice to hear that the functionality can be made so that departments can order their foods from this system. is it also possible to template the proces so that normal person could make forms and see what is been ordered? I know ma ways whit computers, but kitchen persons does not Smile
- can it be so that formtools system would check usergoups from wordpress? ( We do not have wordpress intranet yet, but i'm working on it right now that we get out from MS server based intranet go to opensource.)

Even the basic intranet is shown to every user in our own network, these forms should be seen only for those people who have rights to order food to departments.

There is possibly that i only make one form with every diet options that our kitchen has, but i would be easier to order, if there would be different view for every department because every department have different sets about diets that is uset there.







RE: Basic order forms with formtools (food, office suply etc.) - Ben - Jan 18th, 2012

Hi Urgenus,

Sorry for the wait!

Quote:is it also possible to template the proces so that normal person could make forms and see what is been ordered?

I don't see why not! You could create a generic login account that only has read-access on all the data. They could log in and just view the information, not modify it.

Quote:- can it be so that formtools system would check usergoups from wordpress? ( We do not have wordpress intranet yet, but i'm working on it right now that we get out from MS server based intranet go to opensource.)
I'm afraid not. There's nothing out the box to support this, so you'd need a programmer to add that functionality.

All the best!

- Ben


RE: Basic order forms with formtools (food, office suply etc.) - Nancy78 - Nov 25th, 2021

Ordering anything from online could be a scam or something so i always like to visit those places in person to check things or I go for nicelocal to check the review and rating like I checked on print shop near me as my exams are coming and need to prepare myself