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Thread began 1/31/2010 5:46 pm by Daryl | Last modified 2/04/2010 5:09 pm by Eric Mittman | 1382 views | 5 replies |

DarylBeta Tester

Submit cookie data with a button

I have two pages with name and address fields and want to have the ability for the person on the second page to copy the address from the first page.

I guess I can use Cookies Toolkit to copy the address details across, but how would I insert that data should a user click a "Same Address" button?

I assume that I would need javascript to do this....

Any help would be apprecaited.

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Eric Mittman

You could use the client behavior to store the form in the cookie on the first page. Then on the second page if you have all the same form element names you can use the 'set form from cookie' behavior to populate the fields. You could apply this behavior to a check box to have it so the user clicks on this box to populate that part of the form.

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DarylBeta Tester

I have managed to get the whole form to submit, but how would I get it to copy the whole form minus three of the form fields?

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Eric Mittman

To get the form contents to transfer you will need to apply the behavior for set form from cookie on part two. In order for this to work you must ensure that the two forms have elements named the same. If the form element names do not match the values will not be populated.

I did this in an example by applying the store form in cookie behavior to the first form. Then on the second form I added a checkbox. With the checkbox selected I added the set form from cookie behavior. When the box is checked it will set the value from the cookie to the corresponding form elements in the new form. I'm including an example of this for reference.

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set_form_part1.zip
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DarylBeta Tester

Hi Eric

Thanks for your reply.

I have managed to get the data to copy across to the new form but can't have explained myself very well.

The problem that I had was that the form not only contained an address, but also name and date of birth.

I only want to copy the address portion of the form accross.

I have tried to find the code which selects the form elements to retrieve the data but I haven't managed to do this - I was hoping to be able to delete the references to the name and dob form fields.

Would you suggest naming these fields differently on the second form so that the data isn't populated?

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Eric Mittman

You can name the fields differently on the second part, or you can just store the values from the first part of the form differently. Rather than storing the entire form in a cookie you can store the individual form elements in their own cookies. This way you have a lot more control over what data is set by default on the second form by only setting the initial value of the form elements that you want to be populated.

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