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Is Form Tools appropriate for what I want to do
#1
Hi, I am not a developer but a charitable genealogical do everything person!
I have been asked to help with +-45,000 birth, death and marriage records from east Europe and I would like to make them web searchable by non registered users but with captha to stop the site being overloaded.
I already have a normalised mysql database with up to 16 fields per record for the individuals and query forms which works well in MsAccess.

Is Form Tools the correct tool for me, or should I be looking at something else?
If it will do the job then which tutorials would be specifically recommended for me?
Thanks for any feedback Smile
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#2
Well I use FT almost for everything I already made a CRM, HRM, Ticket System, and alot more...
This tool its very powerfull you need time and test and test...

I have 3 form with almost 17.000 each, until now 0 problems... and it have 9 months of onlien time!
Nelson Costa.
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(Jan 22nd, 2018, 9:45 PM)trybefore Wrote: Hi, I am not a developer but a charitable genealogical do everything person!
I have been asked to help with +-45,000 birth, death and marriage records from east Europe and I would like to make them web searchable by non registered users but with captha to stop the site being overloaded.
I already have a normalised mysql database with up to 16 fields per record for the individuals and query forms which works well in MsAccess.

Is Form Tools the correct tool for me, or should I be looking at something else?
If it will do the job then which tutorials would be specifically recommended for me?
Thanks for any feedback Smile


If you already have an existing database and want have non registered users search that database, I don't think FT is your best option. 

FT is awesome for gathering form submission data and placing it into a database, and you can do all sorts of other fun stuff with it too.  It's really about form and form data management.  You can't easily import data from another database or connect it to an existing database.

Hope this helps!
Alex
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#4
Thanks very much for the useful info. Is there any extension that would do the job well and that you would recommend to me.
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#5
For what import from other DB to FT?
Nelson Costa.
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#6
MsAccess. But I am very familiar with DBs so import to Joomla is not an issue.
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#7
Well if you sent me an exemple of your Access(dont need all data) and your FormTolls, I think I can help. I already did that before but have so many steps.
Nelson Costa.
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