How to Create a Component in the Tables Folder in Joomla 1.5

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    • 1). Open a text editor on your computer. If you are using Windows, open the “Notepad.” If you are using Mac OSX, open the “Texteditor.”

    • 2). Copy and paste this code into your editor:

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
      <extension type="component" version="1.6.0" method="upgrade">

      <name>TEXT</name>
      <!-- The following elements are optional and free of formatting constraints -->
      <creationDate>DATE</creationDate>
      <author>NAME</author>
      <authorEmail>EMAIL ADDRESS</authorEmail>
      <authorUrl>AUTHOR EMAIL</authorUrl>
      <copyright>Copyright Info</copyright>
      <license>License Info</license>
      <!-- The version string is recorded in the components table -->
      <version>0.0.1</version>
      <!-- The description is optional and defaults to the name -->
      <description>Description of the TEXT component ...</description>

      <update> <!-- Runs on update; New in 1.6 -->
      <schemas>
      <schemapath type="mysql">sql/updates/mysql</schemapath>
      </schemas>
      </update>

      <!-- Site Main File Copy Section -->
      <!-- Note the folder attribute: This attribute describes the folder
      to copy FROM in the package to install therefore files copied
      in this section are copied from /site/ in the package -->
      <files folder="site">
      <filename>index.html</filename>
      <filename>helloworld.php</filename>
      </files>

      <administration>
      <!-- Administration Menu Section -->
      <menu>TEXT</menu>
      <!-- Administration Main File Copy Section -->
      <!-- Note the folder attribute: This attribute describes the folder
      to copy FROM in the package to install therefore files copied
      in this section are copied from /admin/ in the package -->
      <files folder="admin">
      <!-- Admin Main File Copy Section -->
      <filename>index.html</filename>
      <filename>helloworld.php</filename>
      <!-- SQL files section -->
      <folder>sql</folder>
      </files>
      </administration>

      </extension>

    • 3). Replace “TEXT” with the output text that you want for your component.

    • 4). Replace the “DATE” with the date of the program’s creation.

    • 5). Replace the “NAME with your name.

    • 6). Replace the “EMAIL ADDRESS” with the email address that you want for the component.

    • 7). Replace the “AUTHOR EMAIL” with your personal email.

    • 8). Save the code to your computer and then drag it into the "Tables" folder on your "Joomla!" software application.

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