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PloneFormGen Adapter: store, show/search, edit, csv-export, based on souper.soup

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Soup Storage for PloneFormGen Form Data

This PloneFormGen Storage Adapter saves and index form-data in so called soup. A soup is an unstructured flat storage containing records with attributes (form-data). Attributes are indexed in an repoze.catalog. Thus complex queries on the data are possible.

It ships with an full-featured table view based on jquery.datatables. Datatables server-side processing enables to have large datasets processed. It provides a search over all columns and by single columns. Each column can be sorted.

Additional to the form data userid and timestamp of creations is logged.

A row can be edited. After save modification-timestamp, userid and changed fields are logged.

CSV-Export of all data is possible, including creators userid, creation- and last-modified-timestamp if selected.


Just depend in your buildout on the egg collective.pfg.soup. ZCML is loaded automagically with z3c.autoinclude.

Install Soup Adapter for PloneFormGen as an addon in Plone control-panel or portal_setup.

This package is written for Plone 4.2 or later.

Source Code and Contributions

If you want to help with the development (improvement, update, bug-fixing, …) of collective.pfg.soup this is a great idea!

The code is located in the github collective.

You can clone it or get access to the github-collective and work directly on the project.

Maintainer is Jens Klein and the BlueDynamics Alliance developer team. We appreciate any contribution and if a release is needed to be done on pypi, please just contact one of us dev@bluedynamics dot com


License GPL 2


  • only indexed fields are sortable - reflect this in UI

  • create indexadapters for all field types

  • binary handling



  • prevent re-edit javscript from fetching cached requests. fixes #7 [jensens, 2014-03-07]

  • allow shared soup storage based on soup_name [agitator, 2014-12-16]

  • added json response headers [agitator, 2014-12-16]


  • deal with Rating Scale Field. fixes #6. [jensens, 2013-12-19]


  • workaround in order to fix #5 On copy soup is not copied. [jensens, 2013-12-19]


  • fixes #4 Export with non-ascii in labels fails. [jensens, 2013-12-16]


  • fixes some problems in form re-edit mechanism. Before this change a form lost its data if a user clicked on view tab with edit cookie set already. Also re-edit resulted in double entries in some cases. With this change also issue #1 was fixed, which was in fact a side effect of the above. [jensens, 2013-09-16]


  • fixes broken release because of some git confusion [jensens, 2013-09-11]


  • broken release, tries to: fix a bug while showing history. [jensens, 2013-08-26]


  • added feature: delete rows [jensens, 2013-03-07]


1.6 (2014-12-16)

[jensens, 2013-02-24]


  • bugfix: subscriber raised AttributeError: get_soup [jensens, 2012-09-07]


  • make it work [jensens, 2012-07-03]

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