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Creating a "confirm.php" for contact/order form

Thread began 2/15/2011 7:23 am by rikaG_510 | Last modified 2/18/2011 11:13 am by Jason Byrnes | 4873 views | 5 replies |

rikaG_510

Creating a "confirm.php" for contact/order form

Hi,

I am working on a simple order form that has these steps:
1. order form (with "place an order" button)
2. confirmation page (with "submit" button)
3. order email to us and copy of order form to a customer.

The site is static, and this is just a temporary thing, so I am simply extending a contact form to an order form (meaning a customer has to type in the product name and how many they want.)

So I started out with making a contact form using Form Builder, by adding form elements.
It seems the Form Builder has no function to make confirm.php automatically, so I searched through the forum, then I found below suggestion in one thread;

showthread.php?t=7584&highlight=confirm+page

So I did what exactly this suggestion said (I also created a file called "confirm.php".)
But I'm not really sure if this is the way to do for me.

At the moment "confirm.php" is not showing anything.
I assume "place an order" button needs to be fixed as it is still the same as when I first made this order form as a contact form with Universal Email function.

Any suggestion?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Really what you are doing is what is called a multi page form.

Set the order form to post to the confirm page.

On the confirm page, create a hidden form element for each element on the order form page that will capture the value being posted from the order form page, you can also display those values to the user, for example, say you have an element on the order form page for First name named "first_name:

php:
<input type="text" name="first_name" id="first_name" value="" />



you can display this on the confirm page using:

php:
First name: <?php echo((isset($_POST["first_name"]))?$_POST["first_name"]:""?>




and also create a hidden form element of the same name to capture the posted value:

php:
<input type="hidden" name="first_name" id="first_name" value="<?php echo((isset($_POST["first_name"]))?$_POST["first_name"]:""?>" />




then set the confirm page to post to itself add the universal Email behavior, set the trigger to current page submit.

Select the option to Create a file for the email. This will send the confirm page form in an email when the submit order button is pressed.

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rikaG_510

Hi Jason,

Thank you for a detailed guidance.
I think I understand what it has to be done in confirm page.

The only thing is that I'm not sure how to set the order form "to post to the confirm page".
Could you tell me how?

Thank you again for your help.
Rika

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

set the action of the form on the order page to go to the confirm page.

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rikaG_510

Got it.

I'll try the rest of it.
Will be back with some questions if I have problems.

Thank you!
Rika

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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