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    Online forms

    Hi All

    Can you help

    We have been using Google Docs for filling in online forms, to user internally to collect information. But after an e safety course we need to look at different ways of creating and using these forms

    Any one help or advise on how they have done thieir forms so we can host on a web server internally

    Thanks

    Phil
    Last edited by fil_b; 28th May 2010 at 02:33 PM.

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    Could you give a bit more info? There are lots of ways of doing this.

    Just curious - are Google docs out of the question because of an eSafety issue?

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    You can use PHP to collect and process input from end users.

    Put this in a HTML document -

    <form method="post" action="sendmail.php">
    Email: <input name="email" type="text" /><br />
    Message:<br />
    <textarea name="message" rows="15" cols="40">
    </textarea><br />
    <input type="submit" />
    </form>

    Create a new document using notepad or Winsyntax ( a good program for php scripting) and enter the following, save it as sendmail.php

    <?php
    $email = $_REQUEST['email'] ;
    $message = $_REQUEST['message'] ;

    mail( "yourname@example.com", "Feedback Form Results", $message, "From: $email" );
    header( "Location: http://www.example.com/thankyou.html" );
    ?>

    From these two basic bits of code you should be able to sort something out.

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    one of the issues is where google docs hosted?? it is not always in the UK k

    under DP you are not allow to send personal information outside the EU without permission, agreements and safe harbor agreements.

    Plus you need parental permission if you are sending personal information off site.

    We use it for collecting exclusion information and store this as a google doc so its all central in one doc, for one example.




    Will look at the PHP - Thanks
    Last edited by fil_b; 28th May 2010 at 02:36 PM.

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    NP let me know if you need any more advice on the php side.

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    cheers dude

    going to put this into html doc and see what happens

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    You will need to have it stored on a server that is configured for php scripting also for it to work, you cannot just run it from the hard drive on your computer as it will not work.

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    we already host our website using moodle - create the docs there and expertiment

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    Yep you should be fine.

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    Adobe livecycle does a good job of this as well (but costs).

    This page has some interesting info about data security and Google docs.

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    will look at that fred



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