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How do I get form to work with UE

Thread began 11/03/2009 11:17 am by alan388364 | Last modified 11/04/2009 2:23 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1580 views | 7 replies |

alan388364

How do I get form to work with UE

I have created a form using form builder but how do I get the form I have created work with Universal email. The support pages concentrate of using UE by itself and using it to build forms from scratch. All I want to do is get the simple form I have created send the reply back to an email address. I am not up top editing PHP scripts. Do I have to create the form in UE or can I create the form in form builder and get UE to send it. I have no idea which direction to go. The support pages and tutorials do not seem to cover this, only using UE by itself.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

On the body tab of Universal Email, select the HTML Email tab. Then click the Dreamweaver Edit button.

This will open the Dreamweaver editing environment where you can use Dreamweaver to create the email message.

When you wish to have form values output in the email, go to the bindings tab, expand the form collection and drag the form element you wish to display to the page.



Once you are done creating the email, save the page to go back to the Universal Email wizard, click OK to apply it to the page and upload the page and the Universal Email folder to your host to test it.

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alan388364

form builder and universal email

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  On the body tab of Universal Email, select the HTML Email tab. Then click the Dreamweaver Edit button.

This will open the Dreamweaver editing environment where you can use Dreamweaver to create the email message.

When you wish to have form values output in the email, go to the bindings tab, expand the form collection and drag the form element you wish to display to the page.



Once you are done creating the email, save the page to go back to the Universal Email wizard, click OK to apply it to the page and upload the page and the Universal Email folder to your host to test it.  



OK I found that part "body" and edit with dreanmweaver. Whe I click on it I get a little box on the page that says email body. Do I cut and past the form I have created using FB into that or the code or what?

thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, inside that box, you use Dreamweaver to create ho you want the email to look.

Where you want the form output to appear, go to the bindings tab, select the form element and drag it to the page.

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alan388364

So what is the point of form builder?

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  No, inside that box, you use Dreamweaver to create ho you want the email to look.

Where you want the form output to appear, go to the bindings tab, select the form element and drag it to the page.  



So if, as I understand your reply, I use UE to create the form, what is the point of form builder? I want to get the form I created in form builder to work, not build another form in UE.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, you are missing the point.


You use form builder to create the form.

You use Eniversal Email to send the form data in an email.


On the body tab of universal email, you are not creating a form.

are creating the email message.

When you go to the bindings tab, and select teh form elements to bind to the page, you are outputting the information that was emntered into the form at run time to the email message.

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mick106153

Jason
I've had this question for some time and after reading through this post a half dozen times I still can't figure out what you're trying to tell me.
This is an excellent example of why I posted the following hereā€¦
showthread.php?t=6710

And please, this is not a criticism of all the great work you do but the occasional misspellings in some of your responses sometimes lead me astray because they can be taken to mean something other than what you intended.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

To put it as plain as possible, I'm trying to tell you to use the bindings tab.


When you add Universal Email to the page, you need to go to the body tab to crate the email message that will be sent.

On the body tab, select HTMLEmail and click the DW Edit button.

This will open a new page in Dreamweaver for you to crate the email message. It will have an editable region which will look like a blue box.

Inside of this blue box, you can design your email.

You can add text, table images (as long as you use a fully qualified URL).

You can also add the Form output.

To add the form output, go to the bindings panel and expand the form collection.

Select the form element you wish to output it and drag it to the page.


You previously said:

  So if, as I understand your reply, I use UE to create the form,  



This is not the case.

you are not using UE to create the form, you are using UE to output the form in an email message.


When you create form, you add form elements like a text box:

html:
<input name="textbox" type="text" id="textbox" />



this is what form builder does. it creates the form elements.


In the email message, you want to show what the user typed into the text box.

By using the forms binding panel when creating the email message, you add the code necessary to show that out:

php:
<?php echo((isset($_POST["textbox"]))?$_POST["textbox"]:""?>
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