SearchKit

Highlights from my recent development experiences

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2022-08-20 11:47
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In case you have been living under a rock, the CiviCRM development environment has dramatically changed over the last 5 years. Recently I've had the opportunity to upgrade my 10 year old CiviCRM development chops by learning some of the new tools and I thought I would share my experiences.

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Why Search Kit is Actually the Future of Everything

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2022-08-11 07:29
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In 2016 Tim Otten wrote a manifesto of sorts which outlined a practical and effective way to modernize CiviCRM. It boiled down to 5 letters: LExIM. 5 years on, CiviCRM is indeed in better shape than it was then, thanks to a tenacious community of developers following this path. So what is LExIM, why has it gotten us where we are today, and where are we headed?

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SearchKit - the new way to get data out of CiviCRM

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2022-02-18 06:40
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This month at CiviCRM North East, Andrew West spoke about how they are using SearchKit at Humanists UK to generate reports and get data out of CiviCRM.

SearchKit is a brilliant new feature that dramatically improves the way you can search and report on data in CiviCRM. It is a very powerful tool that is still in active development.

He talked about:

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SearchKit demo with Coleman Watts

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2021-08-17 15:25
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CiviCRM Core Team member Coleman Watts will host a webinar presenting the latest developments in SearchKit, work in progress and future plans on 18 August at 11:00am US ET. Please join in to learn about the latest work or just to get familiar with SearchKit. Info at:

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Using and contributing to Searchkit

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2021-08-09 00:50
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If you’re a CiviCRM administrator or an end user, you know that there are quite a few built in CiviCRM screens that don’t show exactly the information you would want to see. They are hardcoded and not particularly flexible. But, Search kit enables you to customise them.

SearchKit is a new core team initiative that is under fairly heavy development. As its name suggests, you can use it to create searches but it also comes in handy in lots of other ways, for example to create listings according to certain criteria and even create content for use in tokens.

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Leveraging search kit from deduper

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2021-04-22 18:31
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The duper extension provides a bunch of tools to help with deduping. In this blog I’m going to describe a way that I am now using search kit in the deduper to help make one of those tools more useful.

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SearchKit Presentation - Latest from the Core Team

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2021-01-28 08:02
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Coleman Watts will lead a presentation on February 2nd at 4pm UTC (11am US Eastern Time) and provide an update on the latest developments on SearchKit. The presentation will touch on how Form Builder is being used in SearchKit and what the next steps are for both initiatives.

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Overhauling Search and Reporting in CiviCRM

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2020-03-29 11:46
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CiviCRM was built to be a CRM for organizational data with which users may leverage powerful components that provide a range of functionality and build complex workflows to manage constituent information, all under one system. There exist many ways in which data can come into CiviCRM, and there’s a far greater number of ways in which the data is used across the thousands of organizations that currently leverage CiviCRM.

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