Bastien Koert wrote: > On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Bob McConnell <r...@cbord.com> wrote: >> From: Ashley Sheridan >> >>> On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 21:07 -0700, ben...@gmail.com wrote: >>> >>>> I am trying to take MySQL tables and use the table structure to >> create >>>> HTML/PHP forms in as few steps as possible for further development. I >>>> have a project that has hundreds of tables and requires hundreds of >>>> forms to be created and don't want to do so field by field by hand. >>>> >>>> On Tuesday, October 27, 2009, Allen McCabe <allenmcc...@gmail.com> >> wrote: >>>> > Please explain with much greater detail. >>>> > >>>> > On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 6:12 PM, ben...@gmail.com >> <ben...@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> > Does anyone have a quick way of converting tables into forms? >>>> > >>> >>> There is still the issue of exactly what db fields will translate >> into. >>> Where is a good time to use radio buttons instead of select lists, or >>> checkboxes instead of select-multiple lists? What about text fields in >>> the db? Should they be textareas or text inputs? Do all the db fields >>> need to be translated as visible fields? Should you hide ID fields? >>> >>> There are so many questions, that you might be better off rolling your >>> own, as a one-size-fits-all will not always work for everyone. >> >> I have a feeling in the pit of my stomach that your project is going to >> create a support nightmare. Either you will have to hand code forms for >> each table, or find a framework that dynamically creates the forms from >> schema and create suitable maps for each form. In either case, it will >> take weeks or months to complete and be nearly impossible to maintain >> when tables are changed or added. >> >> If your solution requires you to create hundreds of forms, which could >> take months to code, you need to take another look at the problem. I >> don't believe you have thought it through very well. >> >> Bob McConnell >> >> -- >> PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) >> To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php >> >> > > symfony might be another option, but it will take you some time to > sort out the yaml config. > > Recent versions of symfony (at least >= 1.0) can create the schema.yml from an existing database structure or a .sql file.
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