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Error message when viewing php form page

Thread began 8/31/2009 2:50 pm by donna387432 | Last modified 9/08/2009 4:50 pm by Jason Byrnes | 2082 views | 7 replies |

donna387432

Error message when viewing php form page

I just purchased Form Builder and have put together a very simple secure log in form and inserted it into my page. I am using DW CS4 as my editor and i know that my server supports PHP (although I do not know how to use PHP).

Form Builder markets itself that the user doesn't need to be a programmer, and makes forms very simple. However, we have found that it does not include any explanation on what type of PHP docs you need on your server in addition to the form itself in order for it to work successfully. So I have just done the one thing it does suggest which is to submit my form to itself. It sounds like the file (or page) that holds the form should be a PHP doc, instead of "html" extension - is this correct?

When I started out, my page was saved as an html file, and i could view the form in the page when uploaded to server. Now I've changed the file to a PHP doc (for reasons above) and cannot view it in a browser - I get the following error message:

(Browser Message)
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"Fatal error: Call to undefined function: virtual() in /home/content/y/d/o/ydojnojmmm/html/investlogin.php on line 1"
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The code on line 1 was put in automatically by Form Builder. For reference, the first few lines of code (in DW) are as follows:
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1 <?php virtual("/WA_ValidationToolkit/WAVT_Scripts_PHP.php"); ?>
2 <?php virtual("/WA_ValidationToolkit/WAVT_ValidatedForm_PHP.php"); ?>
3 null
4 null
5 null
6 null
7 undefined
8 undefined
9 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
10 <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
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Hopefully I've been detailed enough to start out here.
I would really appreciate anyone's help!
thanks,
Anna

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Try changing:
<?php virtual("/WA_ValidationToolkit/WAVT_Scripts_PHP.php"); ?>
2 <?php virtual("/WA_ValidationToolkit/WAVT_ValidatedForm_PHP.php"); ?>

to:
<?php require_once("WA_ValidationToolkit/WAVT_Scripts_PHP.php"); ?>
2 <?php require_once("WA_ValidationToolkit/WAVT_ValidatedForm_PHP.php"); ?>


Dreamweaver will use virtual() instead of require_once() if the Create Links Relative To option is set to Site. Before running form builder, try changing that to Document,

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donna387432

Do I need another php file? / No preview available in FB

thanks - replacing the first 2 lines of code did the trick. That leads me to a few more questions:

1) I'm wondering why the Form Builder would create code that is incorrect? is this a common issue?

2) I still need an answer to my other very basic question from original email - Do I need an additional php file on my server to make the 'secure login' form work? how does a form "submit to itself?"

3) Why can't I see anything in the "preview" window when i'm in the Form Builder dialog window? I'm trying to see what the pre-formatted styles look like but I get nothing, even when I select "Apply."

Looking forward to a response,
Anna

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

1) Dreamweaver will use virtual() instead of require_once() if the Create Links Relative To option is set to Site. Before running form builder, try changing that to Document,


2) CSS Form Builder will Create the CSS Form. You will need to add the functionality using SecurityAssist or Dreamweaver's Authenticate user Behavior to make the forms created by form builder function.

3) Is the Preview turned off? Go to Edit -> WebAssist Preferences. In the preview section check then uncheck the disable preview option and click OK.

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donna387432

re: Error message when viewing php form page

Thanks for your response Jason.

1+2) I'll try that.

3) I checked in preferences and Preview is not turned off. What else could it be?

4) And another question: Why does FB erase all style info on the Captcha element every time I go in to style the form? I have to redo it every time, even if the only change i wanted to make was on a different element.

thanks again,
Anna

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

3) Can you click on the preview window and have the preview open in a browser window?

What is the address in the address bar when you try this?


4) How are you applying the style? In the Design section of Form Builder? I am not able to reproduce a problem with styles I apply to the captcha element in the design section of form builder, when I reenter the wizard using the Edit form or Edit Design controls in the property inspector, the previous changes are retained.

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donna387432

re: Error message when viewing php form page

Thank you Jason. I still cannot view anything in the preview window but i CAN view it through the browser if i click in the preview window area. That's definitely better than not at all.

I applied the style in the Design section of Form Builder but every time i re-enter to adjust something, my previous changes to the Captcha element are cleared. Thankfully, it looks like it's holding the other changes. Any other suggestions?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have created a support ticket to look into this issue. To view and edit your support ticket, please log into your support history:
supporthistory.php

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