Carel_S

Is it possible to retrieve and display static data as database records in PW?

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Newbie question:

I would like to have a CMS developed where users can search for translations and abbreviations (just retrieval of static entries from a database).

Is it possible to work with databases in Processwire?

I was wondering if there's a difference between displaying data on pages and displaying data in database records.

I know the underlying database is MySQL or InnoDB, but it's not clear to me how database records are displayed:

are records displayed by themselves or on a page?

or

are records just small HTML pages?

or

does it work some other way?

Please enlighten me.

Thanks in advance for the feedback (and for your patience) ;),

Carel.

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Welcome to the PW forum,

13 hours ago, Carel_S said:

Please enlighten me.

We have similar discussions, you might want to learn tips and tricks there:

13 hours ago, Carel_S said:

are records displayed by themselves or on a page?
or
are records just small HTML pages?
or
does it work some other way?

I recommend reading @clsource's blog post, found here: https://medium.com/@clsource/understanding-processwire-templates-fields-and-pages-201aecd0a1a4

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Thanks for your replies clsource and szabesz!

I'm glad there's plenty of material to study.

This looks like a great CMS!

Regards,

Carel.

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