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Thread began 11/02/2009 9:10 pm by bill173836 | Last modified 11/03/2009 1:18 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1518 views | 2 replies |

bill173836

Validate Email

I downloaded the beta and it resolved most of the issues I was having. I have one question though. Is it possible to use CSS Form Builder to check a user database field to see if the name exists already and if so give an error message that the user already exist.

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anonymous

Bill,

I think the only way to accomplish that is to either submit the form and have it run a check or you could use an AJAX query where say you set it to "on blur", it triggers a process to check the username against the database column. Writing the AJAX query could be a complex process... there are a couple of other extension developers that have a server object that will do just that. Check out the Spry Data Utilities extension from Linecraft: index.php

You will notice halfway down the page that they have an example of Spry Data Search that allows you to check a username "on the fly".

Hope that helps,

Brian

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You can do this by creating a recordset to check for the email address, and using Server Validations to make sure the recordset is empty.

see the following thread for more specifics:
showthread.php?t=6620

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