Selecting Events -> Find Participants under CiviCRM 5.1.2, Joomla 3.8.8, PHP 7.2.5 under IIS displays the event ID and not event name in the Event Name field. This is a bug introduced after 4.7.31. It may be relevant, but the CiviCRM menu drop downs also disappear.


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I've tried looking at what has changed, but the obvious files aren't showing any such changes.

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    I couldn't replicate the issue on 5.1.2. Could try after deleting template_c and also clear CiviCRM cache Commented May 22, 2018 at 20:11
  • Strange, I cleared the caches and everything under ../media/civicrm/templates_c except the directory en_GB, but to no avail. I even reset the custom paths to eliminate custom code. Are you sure it was on a Joomla instance that you tested it? Commented Jun 3, 2018 at 8:11
  • Has anyone tried the update under Joomla? I updated a local Drupal installation and the problem doesn't appear. Is that why @PradeepNayak couldn't reproduce the problem? Is Joomla still supported, or should we move our CiviCRM environment to Drupal? Commented Jun 14, 2018 at 8:20

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This is related to a general issue with updating CiviCRM under Joomla in a non-US environment, where the views are not updating correctly. The error was only flagged up when I tried to create an event. This pointed me to the log file that then showed what the issue was.

I solved the issue by adding the following lines to the definition of, in our case, the view civicrm_uf_group_en_GB:

   `civicrm_uf_group`.`frontend_title_en_GB` AS `frontend_title`,
    `civicrm_uf_group`.`cancel_button_text_en_GB` AS `cancel_button_text`,
    `civicrm_uf_group`.`submit_button_text_en_GB` AS `submit_button_text`

It seems that the update process isn't applying that change. My knowledge of the update process isn't sufficient to work out how to do it automatically.

  • Are you certain this is Joomla related rather than multilingual related?
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Jun 19, 2018 at 19:50
  • You are probably right - it is multilingual related, but it may have manifested itself in Joomla rather than Drupal (or maybe it is because I was upgrading from a much older system in Drupal). In general, I have seen a number of issues in the views after upgrading to a new version of CiviCRM which have required manual intervention. Commented Jun 22, 2018 at 11:03

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