close ad
WARNING: Do Not Install the DREAMWEAVER CC 2017 or 2018 Update »
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues

rating

Can you create multi-page forms?

Thread began 8/17/2009 7:28 pm by nage60245075 | Last modified 10/29/2009 3:38 pm by Jason Byrnes | 8349 views | 7 replies |

nage60245075

Can you create multi-page forms?

Does this version of Form Builder V2 support multi-page forms?

Sign in to reply to this post

Ray BorduinWebAssist

The current version is V1, and it doesn't create multiple page forms automatacally.

However you should be able to use the Form Builder multiple times on multiple pages, specifying the next page in the form as the action page for the previous would progress you through the pages. Then you could use Session, Cookies, or Hidden form elements to keep track of the data from page to page so that the final page of the multiple page form has all of the data from the previous pages at the end.

Sign in to reply to this post

buonsen368464

Follow up question on multi-page form

Hello Ray,
Thanks for being on board again. I trying to acquaint myself with the interface of CSS Form Builder. I am design a multi-page form and I am not too familiar in using sessions or cookies and but familiar with hidden form element in the HTML editor setting.
Using CSS Form Builder, Can you give me a step by step procedure on a sample multi-page form using hidden form element? Can CSS Form Builder generate the php script for the various forms or one has to write the scripts to process the multi-page forms? Appreciate your help.
Kebei

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  The current version is V1, and it doesn't create multiple page forms automatacally.

However you should be able to use the Form Builder multiple times on multiple pages, specifying the next page in the form as the action page for the previous would progress you through the pages. Then you could use Session, Cookies, or Hidden form elements to keep track of the data from page to page so that the final page of the multiple page form has all of the data from the previous pages at the end.  
Sign in to reply to this post

Ray BorduinWebAssist

You would use Form Builder to create each page of the form individually, specifying the action page as the next page in the form to be processed.

After creating all of the forms with form builder, then add a hidden form element for each field in the first page onto the second page of the form and set the values to come from the previous form. On the third page of the form add all the fields from the second page as hidden form elements as well as all of the fields from the first (really you have already added those to the second page).

By the last page of your form you have a single form with all of the values from your multiple page form and you can use it just like you would any single page form.

Sign in to reply to this post

buonsen368464

Can you create multi-page forms?

Hello Ray,
If I am buying sofware from Web Assist, it is because of your prompt feedback. Reading through some of your responses make me have more interest in webassist products. Again thank you.
You said

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  You would use Form Builder to create each page of the form individually, specifying the action page as the next page in the form to be processed.

After creating all of the forms with form builder, then add a hidden form element for each field in the first page onto the second page of the form and set the values to come from the previous form. On the third page of the form add all the fields from the second page as hidden form elements as well as all of the fields from the first (really you have already added those to the second page).

By the last page of your form you have a single form with all of the values from your multiple page form and you can use it just like you would any single page form.  



I would like to be cleared from your quote above, after creating each page using CSS Form Builder, do I have to add hidden form element using Dreamweaver CS4 or CSS Form Builder? Considering that I have to use CSS Form builder, how do I do that and set the values of the hidden form? Can you break it down further?
Lastly, do I still need to create separate php processing scripts to process each form?
Thanks alot
Kebei

Sign in to reply to this post

Ray BorduinWebAssist

You would add the hidden form elements by hand after the pages were created using DW.

You could process the entire multipage form on the last page and would not need separate scripts because by the last page the entire multipage form will be represented in hidden form elements. If you wanted to you could process them separately and insert them into a database and then you wouldn't even need to add hidden form elements. The hidden form element technique would be instead of processing each page individually.

Sign in to reply to this post

kevin.whitehorn392345

Follow question to can you create multi-page forms using Form Builder

I've read on multiple sites that you should use the hidden function to pass data from one form page to another, but no one has stated how this is actually done and how you capture the values of the variables on the first page using the hidden function?

Could anyone show me an example or point me in the right direction?

Thanks
Kevin

Sign in to reply to this post

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

this thread should prove helpful:
showthread.php?t=4786

Sign in to reply to this post

Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

Close Windowclose

Rate your experience or provide feedback on this page

Account or customer service questions?
Please user our contact form.

Need technical support?
Please visit support to ask a question

Content

rating

Layout

rating

Ease of use

rating

security code refresh image

We do not respond to comments submitted from this page directly, but we do read and analyze any feedback and will use it to help make your experience better in the future.

Close Windowclose

We were unable to retrieve the attached file

Close Windowclose

Attach and remove files

add attachmentAdd attachment
Close Windowclose

Enter the URL you would like to link to in your post

Close Windowclose

This is how you use right click RTF editing

Enable right click RTF editing option allows you to add html markup into your tutorial such as images, bulleted lists, files and more...

-- click to close --

Uploading file...