Joomla 3.7+ Pro
Trombinoscope Contacts Pro offers an extra tool to help transfer data from the
Add key contact fields content plugin, data from core phone fields or data from custom fields of type Text filtered as Tel to custom fields.
There are advantages in using custom fields over the additional fields of this plugin:
- searchable in the Trombinoscope view (when the search field is enabled),
- more flexible ordering and grouping (grouped fields are shown in separate tabs in the Contact component or in separate sections when editing the contact on the frontend),
- association to specific categories of contacts (some fields can be shown in some contacts, other fields can be used for other contacts).
There are advantages in using third-party phone custom fields over the phone fields packaged in core Joomla:
- third-party phone fields may offer masking, forcing a specific formatting,
- a different mask can be used for different categories/languages of contacts.
Go to the menu
Trombinoscope Contacts Pro ->
|Field||The field you want to get the data from:
- additional fields (from the plugin packaged with the extension),
- custom fields of type Text with filter Tel
|Contact Categories||Transfer data from the selected categories of contacts|
|Custom field||The field you want the data sent to|
|Update existing||Replace the previous value, if any. Useful when needing to convert the fields in several passes, when errors occur|
|Mask||The mask to use to format the source value. Leave empty to keep the source unchanged.
Use # to represent every digit. If the number of digits is different from the source and the target, there will be a warning and information about what to fix in the source value
For instance, the mask
There is a special process for the
gender field. You must specify the values of the new field for male, female and the third gender (the third value is not mandatory).
The fields source and target must be of similar types. If not, you will be notified.
|Gender||radio||radio, list||if target values are missing, they will be m, f and c|
|Map||text||url||if missing, the protocol https:// will be added|
|Facebook...||text||text, url||if the target is of url type, links are automatically created|
|Phone||text||any custom field type||mask possible|
|Mobile||text||any custom field type||mask possible|
|Fax||text||any custom field type||mask possible|
|Custom field of type Text with filter Tel||text||any custom field type||mask possible|