Dummy's guide for a first form

Hi all, im attempting to create my first form, basic collection of data, and maybe a drop list selection. I understand the logic behind forms but ive read threads and downloaded actions but not had much luck.

Tim php feedback form is very straightforward, but im not sure what to do in the form setup in FW.

Does anyone have a tutorial begining to end that I could follow, at least to see how to do a simple form that I could then build on later on.

Many thanks
Steve


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Hi Steve,

If you where to use the PHP easiForm actios then there is a tutorial
here:
http://www.easibase.com/freeway/freeway_form.php

The PHP easiBase actions are really easy to use but if you have any
questions about it then just use the contact on the
http://easibase.com website and I will help you along.

Note: it pays to read through the turorial when making your form, most
problems from users come from trying to do things differently than
explained in the tutorial.

Make sure your server permits the use of ‘ioncube’.

Mike

On Apr 25, 2008, at 11:04 AM, Steve wrote:

Hi all, im attempting to create my first form, basic collection of
data, and maybe a drop list selection. I understand the logic behind
forms but ive read threads and downloaded actions but not had much
luck.

Tim php feedback form is very straightforward, but im not sure what
to do in the form setup in FW.

Does anyone have a tutorial begining to end that I could follow, at
least to see how to do a simple form that I could then build on
later on.


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thanks mike, the tutorial I was following was this one, FreewayActions.com | PHP feedback form but i cant find anywhere about what to put in the form set up in FW. The turorial says refer to the FW manual and the manual doesnt say anything. the action side im fine with its what to put in the FW form setup im lost with

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With Tim’s action you don’t need to do anything with the Form Setup to make it work. Attach the action to either the page or element that contains the form fields, set the action parameters, upload it and test it.

Be sure the submit button is contained with the other form fields and isn’t floating loose somewhere. If that still doesn’t work give a shout.

Todd

On Apr 25, 2008, at 8:46 AM, Steve wrote:

thanks mike, the tutorial I was following was this one, http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=019 but i cant find anywhere about what to put in the form set up in FW. The turorial says refer to the FW manual and the manual doesnt say anything. the action side im fine with its what to put in the FW form setup im lost with

All done and finished, works like a treat! Do you know if you can apply validation to it? Apart from error and success page.
Thanks for you help

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There is some validation built in.

If you use the ‘special names’ for the fields ‘email’ and ‘name’ these are checked and I believe an error message if they either aren’t completed or there is an invalid email address.

Try your form without specifying an error page and put in an invalid email address to try it.

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There is the ‘Validate Form’ action suite as well.

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cool thanks
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