RE: http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/cp/members/custom_member_fields_edit.html

Is it possible to have a group of fields to represent a single entry (of a possible many) in member fields? For example, say the member is to list his/her professional services, it may look like this:

1 hour(s), Web Development, $100
1 hour(s), Web Design, $125
1 hour(s), Web Content Development, $75

Each entry contains 3 fields. Is this natively possible? Do I need some sort of addon? Or is this not supported at all?


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I am not entirely sure what you are trying to do. But given the fact that the native Member module is not good for much of anything, I always recommend not using it. Using an add-on that stores profiles in channel entries allows you to use any fieldtype you want and get the level of flexibility you need. I am sure there is a fieldtype (FT) available to what you need, and you already used the word "entries" which tells me one of these add-ons would be exactly what you need.

All of these are solid solutions

  • What is a "FT"? I just need to support entries that require multiple fields per entry for each member. So, in my example, say an IT professional is listing down his/her rates for various services. Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 1:51
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    FT == fieldtype. Sorry about that, I edited the posted. But yes, no matter the case, store all the data in the channel entries you can. It will make your life easier in the long run. Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 1:53
  • I guess what I need are "line entries". Is that possible? Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 3:50
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    Justin's list of recommended modules that will allow members to be stored as 'Channel Entries' is what you are looking for. Once in place, you could then use a Matrix field to create a list of services for your members. Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 7:20
  • Matrix fields allow for line item entries? Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 8:16

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