Using Filters or Search in View with Webform

gkalus's picture

I have put together some Webforms but ran into some problem after colleting a lot of data. I am looking at configuring some simple search or filtering for the different data fields that is in the Webforms. My Question:

What is the Best Practice for searching or filtering data in Webforms?

The other problem I ran into was limiting what data the admins EDIT from Webforms. I have it so they can view the entire record in Webform but I would like to go to selected fields when they want to EDIT a record in Webform. I using Views, and I think it is hidinplainsight.

Thanks for the help
G

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What versions of Drupal and

Bob Newby's picture

What versions of Drupal and Webform are you using?

I use D7 along with Webform 7.x-4.0-alpha6. There appears to be solid integration with Views; I am using 7.x-3.5.

When you pull up admin/structure/views, note that the Types search filter includes the type "Webform submissions". So, when you add a new view, select "Webform submissions" for the Show element of the add form; this always defaults to "Content", so just scroll down to "Webform submissions".

Then figure it all out by trial-and-error. If you have facility with Views, it will be pretty straightforward.

I hope this helps.

Sorry I missed being clear on

gkalus's picture

Sorry I missed being clear on the version.

I am using D6.28 and Views 3.0 We are running a retreat and plan to upgrade to D7 after the retreat sign-ups. I didn't see any thing in the Views module that would give a user search or filtering capabilities.

I am looking at Views Autocomplete Filter.

G

As I indicated, the 7.x-4.0

Bob Newby's picture

As I indicated, the 7.x-4.0 branch of Webform definitely integrates with Views 3.

Re "I didn't see any thing in the Views module that would give a user search or filtering capabilities."

Hm? These are fundamental Views capabilities. Are you saying that you do not know about them?

I have not delved into this

gkalus's picture

I have not delved into this side of views. I would appropriate any reference to tutorials or training videos on views.

Thanks,
g

My recommendation is the

Bob Newby's picture

My recommendation is the excellent and extensive series of short and to-the-point tutorial videos narrated by Johan Falk of NodeOne in Sweden. The series is introduced at http://nodeone.se/en/taming-the-beast-learn-views-with-nodeone.

Good luck,

Bob

Thanks Bob, I've been

gkalus's picture

Thanks Bob, I've been watching these videos and a couple more. I have the exposed views going and I have the filtering working to find what I want. Now I am having a problem with a dropdown list to select from. Webforms does not have this selection when I create a view. If I create a view from nodes it seems to work, but not from Webforms. I also tried Views Autocompleted Filters but this module does not show up in the View Exposed Section there is only "Basic" there.

Any ideas how to activate Autocomplete?

Thanks,
G

I'm sorry, but I am not clear

Bob Newby's picture

I'm sorry, but I am not clear on what use case you are trying to implement.

I have the expose filters

gkalus's picture

I have the expose filters working on a webform. I have a couple of fields that have a drop-down list. I would like to have the same drop-down list appear in the filter field. It would look something like this:

--any--
item 1
item 2
item 3
so - on

I see where it can be done on nodes but I don't see any documentation on Webforms.

Thanks,
g

I have the same issue.

Brcara's picture

I have the same issue.

This can help

Webform Selectable Filters

neschi's picture

I have written this guide some time before that might be useful for you.

http://www.neschi.com/blog/webform-selectable-filters/

I hope it helps you and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any doubt!

Webform Selectable Filters

neschi's picture

I have written this guide some time before that might be useful for you.

http://www.neschi.com/blog/webform-selectable-filters/

I hope it helps you and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any doubt!

I have the same problem, I

zhilevan's picture

I have the same problem, I try Webform Selectable Filters but it is not worked ( also it just work for only one views and need more work to be good module)

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