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Thread began 10/06/2009 12:28 pm by paul389676 | Last modified 10/07/2009 2:24 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1488 views | 3 replies |

paul389676

Form action

Hi,

I looked the the forum to find some help on the back-end processing of the forms. For example mailing the contents. Is there a php script that accompies form builder. I looked at Universal email but could not figure out what it does and how it worls with form builder. Universal email is greyed out in dreamweaver even after setting up a testing server.

thx

-paul

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

To email the ionforamtion that was entered in the form, you should use Universal Email.

In order to use Universal Email in a Dreamweaver site you must make sure the following has been done:
1. Create a site in Dreamweaver including the local info and testing server.
2. For the testing server you will need to specify the server model or language you will be working in. You will also need to have the access portion specified.
3. Open up a page that matches the server model you choose for the testing server and save this page to the site.
4. With the page open you can use the Universal Email server behavior.


The universal Email server behavior will be applied to the form builder page.

see the "Creating an HTML email" Tutorial in the Solution recipes section of the Universal Email support page:
universal-email/

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paul389676

Jason,

Sorry, I am just not grasping this. I have created a form with form builder and that form is currently a html file. I have setup a testing server and selected php/mysql. So far so good. I have verified I can log in with the dreamweaver test button. The testing server does run php scripts - I know that.

Here's where I am totally lost. Where is the PHP file that Universal email requires? Remember UE is greyed out on my system. Is this because UE is looking to load a php file. Where do I get this file? My form is in html. Is there a generic mailer.php type of file required? Does UE create a php file? If so, how do I un-grey UE to create the php file.

I looked over the literature but can't figure it out.

sorry but you're going to have to be very specific to help me on this.

-paul

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the problem is that the page your form is on has the extension .htm. change the extension of the form page to .php, you will then be able to add the universal email server behavior to it.

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