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Deploying and using Catalogues and categories

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Community saint

Hi,

I have been thinking of using this feature for managing a "Show and Shine" entry system for the car club site that I look after.

I would like to be able allow users to make and manage their own catalogue entry - ideally the page that presents the input form shows blank fields to be filled in or fields that have been already filled in with the option to edit them. The idea is that they can choose a class for their car ready for the show - with the ability to change their mind.

Any one done anything like this that can give me some pointers ?

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Ade
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Community saint

So what I am really asking is:

Can I have a page in any zone that allows a user to create a catalogue entry. When they revisit that page give them the ability to edit and see only their entry ?

I am struggling to see which template is responsible for creating the catalogue entry page.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Ade
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There's no way I can think of to limit people to having just one catalogue entry. You can let them make entries, and you can customise those entries display, but not limit it to just one per member.

Could you do something with custom profile fields instead? You can pull these out using Tempcode and put them on other pages, although it may simply be appropriate to build your car stuff onto the profiles themselves.


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Hi again,

After reading your email, I can see why you were going with this approach, I think you want something tucked away, as it's more of a one-off thing. I wouldn't use CPFs for that either.

Maybe catalogues is best, and just ask people to not submit more than one entry.
Here's how catalogues are templated:
ocPortal Tutorial: Custom structured content (via catalogues) - ocPortal.com
Also:
ocPortal Tutorial: Designer themes, implementing a clean-room design - ocPortal.com

We could use a worked tutorial that goes into more detail. I've added to the tracker 0001163: Better catalogue templating tutorial - ocPortal feature tracker.


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Lhasadreams said

So what I am really asking is:

Can I have a page in any zone that allows a user to create a catalogue entry. When they revisit that page give them the ability to edit and see only their entry ?

I am struggling to see which template is responsible for creating the catalogue entry page.

Any help greatly appreciated.
Cheers
Ade

You don't create a catalogue form – it comes with the catalogue. You just need to send people to it.


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