Connections has many unique features, one of which is the ability to add as many items to each field type as you need. What do I mean? Well, for example, for the address field type you can add as many addresses as you need for the entry. The same goes for phone numbers, email addresses and so on. If you’ve used Connections, you know that you can set the visibility of an entry to either ‘Unlisted’, ‘Private’ or ‘Public’. One common request I get is to extend this to the specific fields, so you can have a public entry with an address set as ‘Private’, which is only viewable to users that are logged in, and a cell number set as unlisted, so only the admins can view it. If you had a sharp eye, you would have noticed that I was working on this very feature by the screen captures I posted. Take a peek at the screen capture and take note of the red circled areas. I’m happy to say, this is now fully implemented. I just have a little bit more testing to do.
This are great updates and feature previews. When should we anticipate a new version with these features included?
Hi, good resource for free business csv files is http://www.jigsaw.com
I’ve just downloaded 6000 baltimore businesses.
My question is this: I want to buy your csv utility, but want to know before I buy is if the jigsaw files will work in it.
I’ll send you the files I downloaded or if you visit jigsaw yourself, you’ll be able to see what I’m talking about.
Please respond by email.
Also, when is the review utility coming out?
I couldn’t find on http://www.jigsaw.com what the exported data file looks like, but if it is a CSV file, it should work fine. Maybe if you could send me a very small subset of your file, I could take a look.
The reviews module release date is yet to be determined.
Visibility of an entry (address, phone, etc.) to either ‘Unlisted’, ‘Private’ or ‘Public’:
As administrator I see all visibility options in the ‘Your Directory Entry’ however as a regular user there are only ‘Private’ or ‘Public’ options?
Hopefully this is just a small bug that can be easily fixed and not done on purpose, all users that have edit/add ability should be able to use the ‘Unlisted’ option.
I noticed that visibility options are not displayed in my ‘Form’ extension form. Is there an unlisted short code option for ‘Form’ to enable this?
The options shown for visibility are dependent on the user’s permissions. By default, only admins can view unlisted so that option is not presented to any other user. Why? If they set an item as unlisted, they would lose the permission to edit the item. Granted in Link, their should probably be an exception. I added that to the enhancements in the issue tracker.
No, there is no way to have this in Form presently. Since the purpose of Form is to take submissions into the directory from site visitors, the expectation is that the user would not add the info if it wasn’t intended to be public.
The only reason I suggested the author be able to set viability of the various parts of their entry is so that even though they don’t want the public to see their address or phone number, the data can still be accessed via search. Ex: If someone was looking for businesses in the 807 telephone area code, in a city or a first half of a postal code it can be done if the data exists. The data won’t exist if they can’t enter that information and make it hidden.