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Multi Step Forms

Thread began 5/26/2010 11:42 am by saf01 | Last modified 6/01/2010 5:53 pm by Jimmy Wu | 1403 views | 8 replies |

saf01

Multi Step Forms

Hi. Can someone please help me understand.

Ive made three forms with CFB. All validating and so forth.

Ive changed each forms action to go to the next form e.g:

Form1 > Form2 > Form3 - This is where the final submit form and the action of Form3 will go to an email as a quote number depending on what was chosen in Form1, Form2 and Form3.

So how can I get the values chosen in Form1 to go to Form2 and then Form2 to Form3.
and stop users going directly to Form2 or Form3.php in their browser?

Please help. Cheers.

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Jimmy Wu

At the top of each page, you would want to store the values posted by the previous form into session variables. You would want to check that the post values are set using the isset function and then if they aren't set, then you would want to check if the session variables are set. If neither are set, then you would want to forward back to the previous form, so form 3 > form 2 > form 1. This will prevent jumping to a new form before filling out the previous form and submitting it. You would also have all the form inputs stored in session variables after all 3 forms are filled out.

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saf01

Thanks for your answer. Please could you tell me how I would store sessions - which extension would I use for this procedure? Cheers.

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Cologne

Aint there a nice tutorial to use with the cookie extension?

06_form_values.swf

may like that?

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Jimmy Wu

Yes, Cookies toolkit would probably be helpful on accomplishing this. You can set session variables using this extension.

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saf01

Cheers for your help.

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Jimmy Wu

No problem. If you run into any issues with Cookies Toolkit, please feel free to open a new thread.

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saf01

Hello again.

Im struggling to make a multi step forms using Cookies Toolkit.

Ive created 3 simple forms in CSS Form Builder, each action for the submit button goes the next page and this works fine. But when I type in form2.php in the browser it doesn't redirect me to form1.php, basically I can get go to form2.php and form3.php directly and it doesn't redirect me back to form1.php.

Please help. Cheers,

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Jimmy Wu

You would want to check that the session variables aren't already set for the variables from Form1 and the post values aren't set from those values either. To get the session variable, you would use $_SESSION['<variable name>'] and for the post values, you would use $_POST['<variable name>']. If neither are set, then you would want to forward to form1 again.

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