We are currently implementing conditional subforms, to be implemented with the next release of ARK. This will mean all previous modtype specific subforms will now be handled using the op_condition settings. It will also allow more specific conditions to be placed on subforms to control if/when they are to be displayed (by attribute, by user permissions, etc).
This will involve the addition of a new op_condition to any subforms that will be using the new conditional options for subforms.
'op_condition' => array( array( 'func'=> 'chkFragPresence', 'args'=> 'attr, classtype, id/nname' ), //This array restricts the view depending on the presence of an attribute array( 'func'=> 'chkModTypeCond', 'args'=> '1' ), //This array restricts the view depending on the modtype number (taken from mod_lut_modtype) array( 'func'=> 'chkUserPerm', 'args'=> array( 84 ) ), //This array restricts the view to an array of users based on user id (in this case 84, as taken from cor_tbl_users) array( 'func'=> 'chkGroupPerm', 'args'=> array( 1 ) ), //This array restricts the view to an array of groups based on group id (in this case 1, taken from cor_lvu_groups) ),
Changes to be made to all existing mod_settings:
-detfrm for Data Entry- replace 'col_type => single_col' with 'col_type => primary_col' -change all modtype specific subforms to use new conditional subform options
In addition, the validations_fuctions.php and global_functions.php will need to be updated (although we would suggest upgrading all your php when moving to a new instance of ARK anyway rather than attempting a piecemeal patching of this new functionality).