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Calculator configuration: Main settings

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Header info

This section only contains the Calculator name, and a description text you can introduce to clearly identify this calculator at the main list.

Calcbuilder for Joomla 4

Preferences

These parameters will define the general behaviour of your calculator, in terms of file uploads allowed, calculator events, data formats, and general view options.

Calcbuilder for Joomla 4

  • Calculate on change: enable this option to hide the default calculate button. Each time an input field is changed, the calculator will launch automatically and display the result section.
  • Throws calculate on init page: enable this option to launch a calculation when the form first loads.
  • Calculate button text: label to be shown for the button ‘Calculate’.
  • View results in modal window: Enable this option to show the result section inside a pop-up layer instead of its default position below the calculator.
  • View reset button/show info title/show export to pdf/show export to excel: Enable/disable these options to hide/show different options of the calculator.
  • Show last calculator inputs: Select if you want to store last input data from each user attached to its joomla user or a cookie for his system. Next time he visits the calculator page, the input data will be loaded by default.
  • Frontend date format: Fill your preferred date format according to your location. Click the helper link to get information about formats available.
  • Front end number format: Configure your decimal and thousand separators you will allow for user input
    Note: these separators will be valid for user input. If you need to format your results in order to print the calculator output , you can do it at your excel file or use the number format function at the code section.

Upload file preferences

You should fill this configuration section if you plan to include an upload file field type to your calculator form. Here you can set:

  • Upload Max size: Max size allowed for each file uploaded (in Mb)
    Note: This restriction will work always under your server settings. If you have set at your server limits a maximum upload size of 5 Mb, you can set here 1 or 3 Mb, but never 10Mb.
  • File extensions/file mimetypes: Set restrictions (comma separated) of the file types or mimetypes you will allow to upload.
  • Folder to store files: Select a server folder inside jour images/stories joomla folder to save the images uploaded by your users.
  • Max upload files: The upload field allows several files selection, limit number of files to be uploaded in a single form submission setting this parameter.
  • Upload file preffix: Select a unique identifier preffix for your files (datetime and/or user id, calculator id..) to avoid user files are overwritten when uploaded with same name.

Email settings

Calcbuilder for Joomla 4

At this tab you will configure if you want to send automatic emails when the calculator is launched. The content of the email will be the one configured at 'print' export preferences (please check 'print preferences' section), including input and/or output form, together with free text/html content before or after them.

You can set several destinations for your email, typing the email addresses (semicolon separated) directly at the fields for 'To', 'CC', or 'BCC', and/or include emails inserted by users at the form, selecting the field where the email is collected at the combobox.

Don't forget to SAVE this first main page before configuring any other section (spreadsheet, fields, code...etc)

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