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Insert Form WA Server Validations CSS Form Builder

Thread began 4/26/2010 4:33 pm by dlovas275157 | Last modified 4/29/2010 1:55 pm by Jason Byrnes | 10276 views | 5 replies |

dlovas275157

Insert Form WA Server Validations CSS Form Builder

I am trying to do the following:

1. Create a form that inserts a record into my database table.
2. Apply CSS Form Builder to the insert form in order to add captcha to one of the textfields to prevent spam entries. and eventually add other form validations (email address)

I have manually created the form. Then ran it through css form builder and added the captcha. Then I rebinded the form fields generated by CSS FB to the insert record sb.

Problems:
1. On page load, the validation message for the captcha shows right away "Please enter a value" see screenshot
1. if you enter the captcha incorrectly, it redirects you to the existing page but without the correct record listing - it sends you to send.php and not send.php?send.php?gid=978
3. If you enter the captcha wrong it redirects you as stated above, and wipes out all entered form fields, so you have to start over.

Obviously I'm having issues with validations, I have read the various support articles but I cannot seem to find out how to fix. Thanks for any help.

Attached is my page code and screen shot.

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send.php.zip
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dlovas275157

I just answered part of my question.

If you type in the wrong captcha, my form would redirect to send.php (current page - static url). But I needed it to redirect to a dynamic url such as send.php?gid=987

To accomplish this, I changed the the form's action from:

action="send.php">

to:

action="send.php?gid=<?php echo $row_rsGuns['id_inventory']; ?>"

Still working on other issues:
1. On page load, the validation message for the captcha shows right away "Please enter a value"
2. If you enter the captcha wrong it wipes out all entered form fields, so you have to start over.

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dlovas275157

Looks like I found out how to make sure form fields do not get wiped out if the captcha is entered wrong and the page has to reload due to wa server side validation.

To handle this, select each form field, and set its init value to its corresponding value in the WA Validation Entries recordeset (that is created when you run your form through CSS Form Builder.

For Example, my first form field is called "fromName".

Select the form field "fromName". Then in the properties inspector, where is says "init value", click the dynamic t-bolt next to it, and select the dynamic data field "WA Validated Entries > fromName".

Do this for all form fields that you do not want to loose the user's entry if the page has to reload.

Still have one problem left I need help with:
1. On page load, the validation message for the captcha shows right away "Please enter a value"

anyone know why? Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

validation failure is stored in a session variable, once you post the form and fail validation, it will display the errors every time the form is loaded, until you either close the browser completely, or post the form successfully.


another thing to consider is that the spry error and the server validation error are identical, theres no way to tell if it's a spry problem or server validation problem.


try changing:

php:
<span class="textfieldRequiredMsg">Please enter a value</span> </span>

                                      <?php
if (ValidatedField('send','send'))  {
  if ((
strpos((",".ValidatedField("send","send").","), "," "1" ",") !== false || "1" == ""))  {
    if (!(
false))  {
?>
                                        <span class="serverInvalidState" id="captcha_ServerError">Please enter a value</span>
                                        <?php //WAFV_Conditional send.php send(1:)
    
}
  }
}
?>



to:

php:
<span class="textfieldRequiredMsg">Please enter a value (Spry)</span> </span>

                                      <?php
if (ValidatedField('send','send'))  {
  if ((
strpos((",".ValidatedField("send","send").","), "," "1" ",") !== false || "1" == ""))  {
    if (!(
false))  {
?>
                                        <span class="serverInvalidState" id="captcha_ServerError">Please enter a value (Server)</span>
                                        <?php //WAFV_Conditional send.php send(1:)
    
}
  }
}
?>




temporarily so we can tell which is actually failing.

Can you also post a link?

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dlovas275157

The reason the "Please enter a value" error message for the captcha was showing on the first page load was because I did not have a "Validation Show If" conditional surrounding it. The validation rule was set up in the WA Server Validations SB, but I just hadn't added the conditional yet. (i'm new to learning how the validation extensions work)

After building the insert record form, and running it through CSS Form Builder, somehow I had a combination of "Spry Validations" and "WA Server Validations". This was confusing to me.

To simplify things, I decided to remove all "Spry Validations" and only use "WA Server Validations" for any of the fields that needed validating. After doing so, my form works as needed.

My validations were on the following fields:
fromName textfield - required
fromEmail textfield - email required
captcha - Like Entry

Is there a disadvantage to only using Server Validations?

Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no, there are no disadvantages to using only server validation.

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