Error building admin menus

I receive this error when i try to install RSform!Pro: Error building admin menus

This is actually a common issue reported by Joomla! 1.6/1.7/2.5 users, and directly relates to the com_installer component (built in Joomla! component that handles installs) then to RSform!Pro.

The component actually installs properly, but the back-end access menu items are not published. This can be easily resolved by following the below steps:

  1. Access a sample form via its directly URL:
    http://site.com/administrator/index.php?option=com_rsform&task=forms.edit&formId=1
  2. Head to the Scripts tab, and add the following code in the Scripts called on form display area:
     
      $db = JFactory::getDBO();
      $db->setQuery("SELECT extension_id FROM #__extensions WHERE `element`='com_rsform'
      AND `type`='component'");
      $db->setQuery("UPDATE #__menu SET component_id='".$db->loadResult()."' WHERE 
      id > 1 AND component_id=0 AND `type`='component' AND `link` LIKE 
      'index.php?option=com_rsform%'");
      $db->query();
      die();
     
  3. After you have clicked the Apply button (located on the top right corner), simply click on the Preview button to open the form in the front-end area. This will basically allow the script to run.
Note:

The script only needs to run once, so after you have clicked on the Preview button you can erase the script and save the changes.


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