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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:16 pm 
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I am creating a website and I would like to have the ability to let visitors input text information and store it all in a file on the server for me to see later. Is this possible? And if it is, how would I go about doing this?


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Ur gunna want to lookup ... uh mysql... and duh... sourceforge.

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Would something like a third=party guestbook suffice?


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I don't think that is what I am looking for, but I'm not 100% certain about that.

Maybe this will help.
The purpose of this is to collect movie suggestions for our weekly movie night. I would like to have it so that people can input their suggestions, and then store the suggestions someplace where I can look at them on the day of the movie.


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I believe you can use these things to simply create a submission and then privatize the contents if that's a concern.

Perhaps a simple mailto: link or webform to email. You'd probably need some sort of perl or php support for that though.


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HoldenMai wrote:
I don't think that is what I am looking for, but I'm not 100% certain about that.

Maybe this will help.
The purpose of this is to collect movie suggestions for our weekly movie night. I would like to have it so that people can input their suggestions, and then store the suggestions someplace where I can look at them on the day of the movie.


Actually what you are looking to get done can be done very easily, but depends on your website and what it supports. Therefore we will keep things simple and you can ask more questions.

What you would do is create and place a form on a webpage within your website. The form will simple collect some user data (visitor data). Now that is all a form will do is collect some data, it won't do anything with the data till we tell it what to do with the data. When your visitor clicks let's say a submit button then the data collected needs to go somewhere.

At this point the data could be dumped into a simple Access Database, a MYSQL Database or a MS Database but the simplest method would be to simply have the form results emailed to you automatically when the submit button is clicked.

Generally I would create a new empty webpage and save it with a name and extension, something like Weekly_Movie_Suggestion.asp and use the .asp extension because my server supports .asp, that choice is yours and depends on your server. Just remember this will determine the language used for the form!

Let me see what I have that will make a good example for you.

Ron


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