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How to create our own titles for form posts to email

Thread began 4/29/2014 8:40 pm by Steve | Last modified 4/30/2014 11:24 am by Jason Byrnes | 216 views | 5 replies |

Steve

How to create our own titles for form posts to email

Are there any details on how to pass values to Universal Email from a form other than those that use the prepackaged templates like Block etc...?

The reason I ask is there are times we want to include a different field title then the one we used on the actual form (usually not user friendly).

A simple tutorial that would allow us to continue using Universal Email over writing our own emails by hand but still having some speed benefit from the Universal Email feature.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

If you want to create your own labels in the email template, then you will need to remove the part of the code that loops through thr form fields in the template, and add the Labels, and form bindings manually. see this tutorial:

http://www.webassist.com/tutorials/Customize-form-elements-in-your-form-generated-emails


You realy have 2 options:
1) use user friendly form element names when creating the form, for example:
User_Name

which would then create the label in the email as:
User Name

2) Remove the code to loop through the form elements from the template, and add your own labels and use the form element bindings to display the value.

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Steve

Thanks Jason, I'll give that a try.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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Steve

How do we access the form element bindings?

For instance, open web assist/email/templates/block.php and it stands alone without reference to the parent form that would contain the referenced fields.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

this is covered in the Add select form elements section of the tutorial i linked to:

In the menu bar, click Window > Bindings.
Click Plus ( ).
Select Form Data.
For the Form page field, click the Browse button.
Select the the form page we created earlier.
Click OK.

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