Fat Free CRM settings are stored in three places, and are loaded in the following order:
settingstable in database (if exists)
Thus, any settings that your specify in
config/settings.yml will override those in
config/settings.default.yml, and settings in the database table have the highest priority.
This settings arrangement offers a lot of flexibility:
- No manual configuration is required to start the application after installation
- IT administrators can set up the default configuration via settings.yml, with capistrano
- Admin users can simply change settings via the admin interface (
not yet implemented)
The basic work flow to change a settings is first to open the
config/settings.yml file, then to change the file to update to new settings, then to restart the application to make the settings go into effect.
Available Settings and their Meaning
Fat Free CRM uses this setting to determine where it is being served out of. Leave base_url blank if Fat Free CRM has been deployed in root URL, otherwise specify subdirectory. For example, when deployed to:
|http://crm.domain.com||""||Subdomain – Leave blank|
|http://www.domain.com/crm||“/crm”||No trailing slash|
|http://www.domain.com/a/crm||“/a/crm”||No trailing slash|
The locale determines what language Fat Free CRM is displayed in. The default locale is American English. To view available locales look in the config/locales direction, right now the following locales are available:
Per User Locale
Per User Locale allows users to have an individually set locale, this is useful if you’re working in a multilingual team. By default individual users can’t pick their own locale and are presented with the one set in the locale option. To enable language selection in User/Profile set :per_user_locale to true.
|false||Users may not have a locale differing from the one set in the locale section|
|true||Users may have a locale that is different from the default, useful in multilingual teams|
The user signup option determines whether users will be able to come to the site and signup to use your CRM.
|:allowed||users can sign up and use the system once they have registered.|
|:not_allowed||users can only be added by system administrator. This is the default.|
|:needs_approval||users can sign up but must be approved before they can use the system.|
Default Access determines how data is stored. This applies to accounts, contacts, oppurtunities, and all other CRM data.
|“Private”||private access, only for the creator of the record. This is the default.|
|“Public”||public access, share with everyone.|
|“Shared”||shared with selected accounts, should be selected by the user.|
Specifies the names of data that should have background information displayed. By default no background information is shown. Available options are:
|||No background information on any kinds of information|
|[:account]||Background information on Accounts only|
|[:account, :contact]||Background information on both accounts and contacts|
Stores how addresses are stored and displayed in the CRM. By default addresses are displayed as one large window where a user can enter the address info. The other option is to have discrete fields for Address 1, Address 2, City, State, Zip, Country and so on.
|true||use separate street1, street2, city, state, zipcode, and country field.|
|false||use single text area field to enter the entire address. This is the default.|
Dropdown Calendar Format
Calendar Date Format stores how dates are stored in the database. By default a user may only choose the date. Changing this option also lets a user select the time.
|true||allow selecting date and time.|
|false||allow selecting date only. This is the default.|
This section contains the necessary information for the Email dropbox feature. This feature lets users email the CRM and have the information from the email stored in the CRM. To learn more about the dropbox feature, check out the [[Email Dropbox]] Page.
Main and Admin Tabs
In the future this section may allow tabs to be turned on and off. For now this section allows one to change the name of the tabs.
This section controls the sections that available for campaign statuses. It is made up for a couple of different section. For each section, to add to the list return to the next line and space over 2, then follow the correct format. The available options are:
|campaign_status:||– :planned||This list is the available options when choosing campaign statuses|
|campaign_status_color:||:planned : palegreen||This section assigns a CSS color code to the options from the campaign status list|
Lead Status and Source
This section controls the sections that available for campaign lead statuses and where those leads come from- their source. It is made up for a couple of different section. For each section, to add to the list return to the next line and space over 2, then follow the correct format. The available options are:
|lead_status:||– :new||This list is the available options when choosing lead statuses|
|lead_status_color:||:new : palegreen||This section assigns a CSS color code to the options from the lead status list|
|lead_source:||– :campaign||This section controls the list of available lead sources|
This section controls the options that available for opportunity stages. It is made up for a couple of different section. For each section, to add to the list return to the next line and space over 2, then follow the correct format. The available options are:
|opportunity_stage:||– :prospecting||This list is the available options when choosing opportunity stages|
|opportunity_stage_color:||:prospecting : lavender||This section assigns a CSS color code to the options from the opportunity stage list|
This section controls the options that available for tasks. It is made up for a couple of different section. For each section, to add to the list return to the next line and space over 2, then follow the correct format. The available options are:
|task_category:||– :call||This list is the available options when choosing what of task a user is creating|
|task_category_color:||:call : lavender||This section assigns a CSS color code to the options from the task category list|
|task_bucket:||– :overdue||List of available buckets for tasks to be sorted into|
|task_completed:||– :completed_today||List of available task completed options|