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Thread began 11/19/2009 5:19 pm by czalesne394187 | Last modified 12/04/2009 4:49 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1387 views | 5 replies |

czalesne394187

driving directions

i am having real trouble creating the form field elements needed to allow my users to enter their own addresses and i'm both disappointed with the product for not making this easier (shouldn't having this feature be standard? the advertising for this product is a little misleading!) and i am frustrated with the answers to this subject on this forum.

through the forum i learned that i need to create the form myself (didn't know i'd have to do that) and then bind it to the address details. i have followed the pdf instructions and watched the video and i when i finally got the lightening bolts to be live (where does it tell you the page has to be a .pfp?), i got no recordset to choose fileds from. in addditon, the driving directions do not show up (even if i put in a starting address), map does not show in any browser, and i am really frustrated.

some detailed help would be appreciated.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

On the Directions tab of Pro Maps for Google, you do not bind to recordset column, you should be binding to Form Elements.


Your page should have a form similar to the following:

html:
<form name="form1" method="post" action="">
<label for="address">Address</label>
<input type="text" name="address" id="address">
<br>
<label for="city">City</label>
<input type="text" name="city" id="city">
<br>
<label for="state">State</label>
<input type="text" name="state" id="state">
<br>
<label for="zipCode">Zip Code</label>
<input type="text" name="zipCode" id="zipCode">
<br>
<label for="country">Country</label>
<input type="text" name="country" id="country">
<br>
<label for="button"></label>
<input type="submit" name="button" id="button" value="Submit">
</form>




When you click the lightning bolt next to Address, the bindings tab should have a form collection. Expand the form collection and select the corresponding address form element.


If you are still having a problem, please post a link so I can take a look to see what is wrong.

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czalesne394187

getting closer

thanks jason. i changed the file to a .php and got the files to bind, but when i upload the page as a .php it keeps saying that the url isn't found on the server. i'm so close....

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Dreamweaver can be a terrible FTP client, it will sometimes say a file was uploaded when in fact it wasn't, try using another ftp client to upload to the server like filezilla.

make sure you are uploading the google_javascript folder to the server as well.

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dhurrell303078

map doesn't load initially

folks,
not sure if i missed something, but all works well in regards to the binding field to the form field and clicking submit makes the map draw the directions and then list the directions - BUT - the initial load of the map does not show the address for the TO location - it only shows plain gray - how can we show the to locatin initially then when the user completes the form fields and clicks submits have it draw the rest?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

please post a link so we can see the problem in a browser to get an idea of what is going wrong.

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