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Form Fields for email submission

Thread began 7/17/2014 10:42 am by jo271221 | Last modified 7/18/2014 8:39 am by Jason Byrnes | 507 views | 7 replies |

jo271221

Form Fields for email submission

I previously submitted a ticket stating that I cannot access universal email via Insert > Webassist because I can't see the webassist option. So I thought I would continue to work on the form by creating the form fields, but I don't recall if the "wizard" is the better way to add the form fields so I stopped. I have attached what I have so for including a hidden field for submitting the current time.
1. When creating an email submission form is step 1 to create all the form fields or is step 1 to insert universal email.
1a. Does universal email have a "tool" that you use to create forms.
2. Does my hidden insert current date field look correct.

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Puppy-Application-Email.zip
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

With Data Bridge, the access points for the WebAssist tools are under the WebAssist menu, not the Insert menu

1) you should create the form before adding UE

1a) No, Universal Email does not have a tool to create forms, either use Dreamweaver to create the form, or you can use CSS Form Builder

2) If you use the option in universal email to use one of the tempaltes to manage the email body, the templates include date and time information, you wont need a hidden form element.

hoever, you form element as configured uses:
<?php echo time(); ?>

this write a time stamp which is the number of seconds that have passed since 1/1/1970, for example:
1405610596

to write the current date, you would use the date function instead:
<?php echo(date("Y-m-d")); ?>

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jo271221

Form - Submit

Thank You.

I used dreamweaver to create the form fields and added UE but I don't have a submit button or a form. Please see attached.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you need to add the submit button and the form, dreamweaver does not add them automatically.


insert -> Form -> Form

make sure the form is around all form elements

insert -> Form -> Submit button

make sure the submit button is inside the form.

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jo271221

UE

I am still missing something. I was thinking UE handled more of this. I must be thinking of an insert form and adding email functionality to it?
Regardless, please advise what I need to do so that my form will send via email. Please see attached or check the server.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the UE behavior, you have set the form page:
Puppy-Application-Email.php

to be the email template.

instead, select one of the predefined email templates and let UE create the template page, by selecting the form page as the email body template, you are creating an infinite loop.

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jo271221

Thank You! That was easy, I expected to have to somehow bind my form fields but I see now that by applying the template all of that is handled.
1. Create Form with all form fields
2. Webassist >Create Email
Enter in email addresses, cc etc.
3. Apply a template and the rest is handled.
Publish all files.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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