XenForo Flight Log Mod

Tracy Perry

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Pulling in from a game database of some type (or any database)? And displaying it as a static page of data?
Sure, it can be done... but not natively unless you code. Most likely, bespoke add-on to pull that data in.
 

Wing

Active member
Pulling in from a game database of some type (or any database)? And displaying it as a static page of data?
Sure, it can be done... but not natively unless you code. Most likely, bespoke add-on to pull that data in.
No, it’s pulling from a user inputted database within the forum software. Basically the user is prompted with a page within the website asking to fill out a couple questions/data fields. And then overtime populates a list. Maybe there is already a mod out there that creates lists like these that are derived from a “after action report” like questionnaire?

Just need a simple solution tbh.

This mod that I gave the example of is from vBulliten
 

Tracy Perry

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No, it’s pulling from a user inputted database within the forum software. Basically the user is prompted with a page within the website asking to fill out a couple questions/data fields. And then overtime populates a list. Maybe there is already a mod out there that creates lists like these that are derived from a “after action report” like questionnaire?

Just need a simple solution tbh.

This mod that I gave the example of is from vBulliten
Still going to be best served by an add-on to do. What you describe for vB sounds exactly like an add-on.
 

Dragonfruit

Well-known member
Where would you want this data out-putted to?
This is possible with custom user fields for the data, the fields would appear in their account settings to be filled out. You could have the data show as a tab on their profiles. That would work with XF as is.

If you want a separate page where there's a search system/filter & all, then a separate custom development would likely be needed.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
This is possible with custom user fields for the data, the fields would appear in their account settings to be filled out
But custom data fields will NOT allow historical data that is entered individually to be maintained. Either the user would have to keep up with his flight stats in a "written" personal log and then input them individually when changed, or they simply enter the flight data after each successful flight/mission into a DB and that data is then placed and tallied with prior entries.
Then, on top of that... you would have to go into each individual profile to see it, as that data is not compiled into a comprehensive list (which relates to your last remark).
If you looked fully at that page (and the associated other links it provides)... you'd see that custom user fields would be WAY to cumbersome to try to acquire/keep/sort that data.
That looks more like a "live" listing than singular input data.
If one was wanting similar, and was already going to have to go bespoke to get a specific format of display, it would be worth simply going all in and having bespoke, fully operational add-on written. By doing such, one could enhance what was shown by having the ability to rank according to missions vs # of kills and many other compared data points... once you pull it into a DB, presenting it opens up a world of possibilities, such as based upon a specific period of time, etc.
 
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