Storing and Retrieving values

Posted on 1999-07-19
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Last Modified: 2013-12-18

I've created 10 HTML fields through Lotus Notes. I've to retrieve the values entered in these fields by the user.

I am able to let the user to enter the values in these HTML fields , but, I am unable to store the values and retrieve them . How am I to proceed?

Previously, I was asked to make use of the CGI variable, Request_Content. Still, I couldn't store and retrieve the values.

I'll be very grateful for any suggestion.


Question by:padmashreep
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Author Comment

ID: 1119901
I am in need of the answer, urgently.

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ghassan99 earned 100 total points
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Expert Comment

ID: 1119903
CGI variable REQUEST_CONTENT will only retrieve the values u stored in HTML form fields.
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Author Comment

ID: 1119904
Hello Ghassan,

The question that I had posted this morning , was posted by one of my team members about 5 days back. We tried making use of the CGI variable, Request_Content.

We referred books since we're not familiar with CGI programming. With what I went through, I understood that the form should have a field with the name of the CGI variable. So, I wrote the following code, after creating a field named as Request_Content in the form . The code goes like this :

Sub Initialize
     Dim se As New notessession
     Dim db As notesdatabase
     Dim doc As notesdocument,webdoc As notesdocument
     Dim view As notesview
     Set db=se.currentdatabase
     Set view = db.getview("All")
     Set webdoc = se.documentcontext
     Set doc= view.getfirstdocument
     i = 0
     While Not doc Is Nothing
          i = i + 1
          Print "<TD WIDTH=""10%""><CENTER><P><B>" & doc.Cust_name(0) &"</B></CENTER></TD>"
          Print "<TD WIDTH=""10%""><CENTER><P><B>" & doc.Job_Name(0) &"</B></CENTER></TD>"
          Print "<input type = 'text' name = 'test' >" & i    
          Set doc = view.getnextdocument(doc)
     datevalues = Evaluate(" (Request_Content)",webdoc)
     Call doc.replaceitemvalue("Request_Content",datevalues)
     Call webdoc.save(True,True)
     Call doc.save(True,True)    
End Sub

I've created a field Request_Content of data type editable text in the form . So, all the documents in the view 'All' has the field.

Ghassan, my code doesn't work. I'll be grateful for any suggestion.



Expert Comment

ID: 1119905
use the following to get the contents of the CGI var:

set doc = session.documentcontext
values = doc.REQUEST_CONTENT(0)

request_contents will have all form fields and their values inside...like: temp1=test&temp2=peter&temp3=345...
You will have to parse these values out.  To make sure how they are stored use a messagebox value to see the delimeters used.  Thats why your code will not work.

Is your friend Antony? I have answered the question in the same way...maybe I should have pointed out that the values inside need to be extracted.  Just take a look at the question.


Author Comment

ID: 1119906
Hei Ghassan,

Thankx for your suggestion.

Ghassan, only if I save the document with the field values, I'll be able to retrieve the values.

I tried using the Form Action Post method. I don't know how to proceed. I'll be grateful for any help.



Expert Comment

ID: 1119907
Try this:
set doc = session.documentcontext
values = doc.getitemvalue("post_value")(0)


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