Joomla – Fabrik – 0 Unable to connect to the Database:

I had a Fabrik project that I wanted so show someone and when I got there I saw this message.

0 Unable to connect to the Database: This driver is unsupported in PHP 7, please use the MySQLi or PDO MySQL driver instead.

My Joomla was version Joomla! 3.8.6. I had recently upgraded the server to PHP 7, so I found what broke it. I found this article to get me started.

http://fabrikar.com/forums/index.php?threads/if-in-joomla-3-5-you-get-this-driver-is-unsupported-in-php-7-try.43721/

I needed my Joomla! version and I found in the backend >>  System >> System information.

The solution was to change the SQL driver in Administrator side to “MySQLI(PDO)”. You get there by going to Global Configuration >> Server, and it will be in the upper right.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Joomla 3.7.2 – Fabrik Install – Strict standards: Declaration of FabTable::getFields() should be compatible with JTable::getFields($reload = false) in C:\wamp\www\grimeymedia\administrator\components\com_fabrik\tables\fabtable.php on line 119

Wanted to play around in Fabrik again but got this error when trying to install.

Strict standards: Declaration of FabTable::getFields() should be compatible with JTable::getFields($reload = false) in C:\wamp\www\grimeymedia\administrator\components\com_fabrik\tables\fabtable.php on line 119

I had to uninstall the 2o some plugins that some with this component.

 

http://fabrikar.com/forums/index.php?threads/after-updating-to-joomla-3-7-0-fabrik-breaks-admin.46622/

I downloaded the master .zip file from Git Hub.

https://github.com/Fabrik/fabrik

This didn’t install well. Missing XML file error.

I finally just used the Joomla Web Installer. It installed version 3.6 of Fabrik and worked well with my Joomla 3.7.2 core package.

I hope this helps someone else out there…