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Fields and forms customization

Depending on your business logic, you might be fine with using the default fields provided by FireCMS. We include around 20 fields that should cover most of your needs. Ranging from simple text fields or selects to complex ones like file uploaders, date pickers or reference fields, we cover all the bases.

But sometimes, you might need to create a more complex editing form and create specific fields that are not covered by the default ones. In this case, you can create your own custom fields and use them in your entity collection.

Physical exercises

MedicalMotion is a platform that generates customised physiotherapy treatments. The exercises are created by the physical therapists and then assigned to their patients using AI. The exercises collection is managed by the internal team using FireCMS.

Let's see how MedicalMotion uses the same body selection component that end users see, in their backend admin panel.

Reusable components

There are multiple benefits for keeping consistency between the different components of the platform. For example, the exercises are used in the physiotherapy treatments, but also in the patient's dashboard.

Each exercise affects different body parts and the physical therapist can choose which body parts are affected by the exercise. This could be resolved by using a simple select field, but we wanted to make it more interactive and show the user a preview of the body part affected by the exercise.

The field is stored as a simple array of strings in the database, but we wanted to show the user a preview of the body part affected by the exercise:

bodyParts: ["shoulder", "elbow"]

This is how the affected body parts of an exercise field works:

The field is defined as a Component that receives FieldProps as a prop, and then assigned to the entity collection.

You can check more details about how this is implemented in Custom fields.

Fine grained permissions

MedicalMotion also uses FireCMS to manage their users and permissions. They have a complex permission system that allows them to define permissions at different levels:

  • Collection level
  • Entity level
  • Property level

This is achieved by using a Firestore collection that stores the users and the roles assigned to them. The roles are defined as a simple array of strings that are used to check if the user has permission to perform an action.

roles: ["admin", "editor"]

Each role define which actions can be performed on the collection, entity or property. For example, the admin role can perform any action on the collection, while the editor role can only perform read and update.

Also, specific roles are used for content managers or physiotherapists. Physiotherapists can only edit the exercises assigned to them, while admins can review and edit all the exercises.


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