ProFields: Multiplier field type

This Fieldtype and Inputfield combination lets you take almost any existing single-value Fieldtype, and use it to a multi-value Fieldtype.

Single value Fieldtypes are those that store one piece of information at a time, for example: Text, Textarea, Integer, Float, Email, URL, etc. Any of these, and more can be multiplied with this Multiplier fieldtype. The Multiplier fieldtype lets you use a defined or variable quantity. You setup the minimum and maximum limits when defining the field. If you want a single defined quantity, then you simply set the minimum and maximum to be the same number. From the admin side, inputs in a Multiplier can optionally be drag-and-drop sorted by the user.

Multiplier is part of the ProcessWire ProFields package available from the ProcessWire Store.

We recommend viewing full-screen and increasing the quality to 720p. This video includes narration (sound) as well.

Example

Lets say that we are building an employee directory. For each employee, we need to support between 1 and 3 email addresses in their contact information. Typically (without Multiplier) we would create 3 separate Email fields:

  • employee_email1
  • employee_email2
  • employee_email3

Now that you've got Multiplier, you can instead accomplish this with just one field:

  • employee_emails

The resulting value is simply a WireArray of "Email" fields. This is a very simple example, but consider how much farther this could be taken in our employee directory. We can use this for the employee's phone numbers, list of locations, interests, departments, and so on.

Basically, anytime you've got a instance where you are creating multiple fields of the same type, you may find Multiplier to be a better solution. Unlike the alternative, Multiplier fields only take up 1 field in your system, and the values of the multiplier can be optionally sortable. So if an employee's primary email address changes (for example) you can simply add the new email address and drag it to the top of the list.

Full documentation is available in the ProFields support board.

Multiplier is part of the ProcessWire ProFields package available from the ProcessWire Store.

Twitter updates

  • Today a new version of FormBuilder has been released in the FormBuilder support board (our 50th version) and it has a lot of interesting new features, which we’ll take a closer look at in this post— More
    11 June 2021
  • ProcessWire 3.0.179 adds great new admin theme customization tools that put you in full control over the Uikit admin styles— More
    28 May 2021
  • ProcessWire updates for week of 21 May 2021— More
    22 May 2021

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #369
    In the 369th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to check out the latest core updates, showcase some recent forum highlights and tutorials, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 5 June 2021
  • ProcessWire FormBuilder v50 updates
    Today a new version of FormBuilder has been released in the FormBuilder support board (our 50th version) and it has a lot of interesting new features, which we'll take a closer look at in this post.
    Blog / 11 June 2021
  • Subscribe to weekly ProcessWire news

“The end client and designer love the ease at which they can update the website. Training beyond how to log in wasn’t even necessary since ProcessWire’s default interface is straightforward.” —Jonathan Lahijani