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Persist Form not sending form data

Thread began 7/24/2015 9:34 pm by stephen287384 | Last modified 7/30/2015 10:33 pm by Ray Borduin | 585 views | 7 replies |

stephen287384

Persist Form not sending form data

OK I have a registration page with the following:

<?php require_once("../webassist/forms/persist.php"); ?>
<?php
if ($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") {
WA_persistForm("session","RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default");
}
?>

<form class="NewFromBlank_Default" id="RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default" name="RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default" method="post" action="<?php echo (htmlentities($_SERVER["PHP_SELF"], ENT_QUOTES)); ?>">

<input id="First_Name" name="First_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo(WA_getSavedFormValue("RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default","First_Name")) ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" title="Please enter your first name" required="true" />

<input class="formButton" name="RichRegistration_submit" type="submit" id="RichRegistration_submit" value="REGISTER" onclick="clearAllServerErrors('RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default')" tabindex="9" />

</form>



And a success page with:

<?php require_once("../webassist/forms/persist.php"); ?>
<?php require_once("../webassist/email/mail_php.php"); ?>
<?php require_once("../webassist/email/mailformatting_php.php"); ?>
<?php
if ($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") {
WA_persistForm("session","RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default");
}
?>


And the Email Template page:

<?php require_once("../../../webassist/forms/persist.php"); ?>

<?php echo(WA_getSavedFormValue("RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default","First_Name")) ?>



The email gets sent but is empty, none of the entered data is included, any ideas why?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

A persistent form is saved in the session and the email only sends form elements from the post itself.

To get it to send I think you could repopulate the form post with the session data on the success page like:
<?php
if ("" == "") {
$_POST = $_SESSION["WASF_RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default"];
}
?>

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stephen287384

Ray there is very little information on Persistent forms on the forum or documentation. Could you run through the correct process? Basically, I don't want the user registration info emailed to the client until the payment has been processed and approved (for obvious reasons), hence the success page. Register > Pay > Success (email sent)

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You can apply it on the confirm page based on the same trigger as the payment processing and it won't send unless the transaction is approved. The transaction processing code stops code from processing below it when it fails.

Persistent forms save the form in the session. However the email you are sending seems to refer to the form $_POST directly, which won't have any values.

The code you placed on the success page doesn't match the code I suggested you add to it.

I think it would probably work if you copied and pasted the code I suggested to the success page.

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stephen287384

Would I also need to change the bindings from <?php echo(WA_getSavedFormValue("RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default","Surname")) ?> to

<?php echo(WA_getSavedFormValue("WASF_RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default","Surname")) ?>

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anonymous

No. The binding should be correct.

The email body was populating from the $_POST values and not using: WA_getSavedFormValue()

If you used WA_getSavedFormValue() on the page, then the code I mentioned wouldn't be necessary. The code I gave you was to take the persistent form from the session and re-populate the $_POST.

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stephen287384

Originally Said By: anonymous
  If you used WA_getSavedFormValue() on the page, then the code I mentioned wouldn't be necessary.  



If this is the way it should have been done, then what do I need to change to use WA_getSavedFormValue() instead of the "workaround"?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

If you create the email body using:

<?php echo(WA_getSavedFormValue("RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default","[fieldname]")) ?>

then all you would need on the success page is:
<?php require_once("../webassist/forms/persist.php"); ?>

and you would remove the code like:
<?php
if ($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") {
WA_persistForm("session","RichRegistration_NewFromBlank_Default");
}
?>

entirely from the success page... it was used to save the form and doesn't need to be on the page to retrieve it.

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