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Using FP 2000, I want to direct the end-user to a page determined by a choice they make in a drop down menu.  FP 2000 allows form results posted to a file OR a custom script.  I need to do both.

Any ideas?
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Question by:bbonsall
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by:Mandaka
ID: 2673216
bbonsall,


     I need a little clarification...

Are you wanting the visitor to select a destination from a pull down menu, or are you refering to the visitor going to a follow on page dependant on responses from a form input?


Chuck
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by:bbonsall
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I'm asking them to select their job title from a list.  If they select job title "A", I want them to go to page "B".  If they select any other title, I want them to go to page "C".  Regardless of what title they select, I want the form results saved in a text file.

Thanks for your assistance!  --B
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by:jwilcox
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would Perl be an acceptable solution?
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by:bbonsall
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Anything that works would be great...I would prefer a solution utilizing FP only, but chiggers can't be boozers!
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by:bbonsall
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Thanks for your help!

I am able to direct the user to a page dependent on their drop down menu choice, what I am unable to do is save the results of the form to a text file.

An example:

The form contains name, phone number, email address and job title.  I want to save this information every time the user hits the submit button.  I then want to direct anyone that says their job title is "Lawyer" to page A and everyone else to page B.

It is critical that the form results get saved to a file, preferrably delimited ASCII.
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by:astyanax
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Hi bbonsall, take a look at this page jump depending on what you choose from a drop down menu. Maybe this is what you are looking for. You see a working example at: http://www.smartpeople.de/ drop down at "Themen auswählen" in the top bar.

And here is the important part of the code:

<form method="POST" action="">
<SELECT NAME=menu onchange="window.open (this.options[this.selectedIndex].value,'_top')" size="1">
<option selected>Thema auswählen</option>

<option value="http://www.smartpeople.de/cgi/index.html">CGI's</option>

<option value="http://www.smartpeople.de/whois.html">Domainabfrage</option>
                          <option value="http://www.smartpeople.de/email/index.html">eMail</option>

<option value="http://www.smartpeople.de/email/smartemanager.html">eMail Manager</option>

</select>
</form>

-P.
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by:bbonsall
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Again, it is critical that the results of the form be posted to a file.  
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astyanax earned 600 total points
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???

Let your user firsthand choose where to go with the above drop down menu and have him then fill out your frontpage form with the option "save to file". Is that not what you want?

If you want to have it all in one form: the data you want to be stored ín your database file and have the user then (depending on his/her choice in one checkbox/drop down optiong box) directed to a specific page in one (big) move, then I have your solution here.

Forget the frontpage webbot in this case. As always they have no configuration options. You have to do it with a cgi script which you have to install on your server. Here is one that can do this all for you: http://bignosebird.com/carchive/bnbform.shtml .

This script has save to server capability and it redirects your user to a page of your liking when the form data has been processed (stored to file).

To be able to redirect the user to different pages depending on the entries in a field your simply change the line in your form from:

<INPUT TYPE="HIDDEN" NAME="ok_url"
VALUE="http://domain.com/test/thanks.html">

for a normal confirmation page to:

<select size="1" name="ok_url">
    <option value="http://www.my-lawyer-page.html">Lawyer</option>
    <option value="http://www.my-carpenter-page.html">Carpenter</option>
  </select>

Need help with setting up the cgi? Tell me.

-P.

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