[TYPO3-english] Content type from legacy database?

Xavier Perseguers typo3 at perseguers.ch
Fri Dec 5 14:46:16 CET 2008

Xavier Perseguers wrote:
> Hi,
>> I have a single table in a database that holds organizations.  They 
>> have fields like telephone number, address, etc.
>> I'd like to show that information in a typo3 page, one record per page 
>> and, ideally, let users modify those fields from the backend.
>> Maybe I have to create a new content element, I don't know.  If it's 
>> needed I can migrate the tables to typo3.
>> What would be the typo3 way of doing this?
> Install Kickstarter extension, create a new extension, define your table 
> and all fields, add it a FE plugin install your newly created extension, 
> convert your legacy DB to this TYPO3 table and that's it, you have 
> integrated record edition within the backend and you have a code sample 
> on how you may code the frontend plugin to display whatever you wish.
> It gives you a good base I think.

... another way would be to map this to fields from extension "address" 
and extend it if needed, this way you may use other extensions that 
already use the address extension.

Xavier Perseguers

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