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Passing info from a form to an e-mail

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I know how to send info from a form with an .htm extension to an e-mail, but how can I send info from a form with an .asp extension to an e-mail?

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paulvb -

As far as I know, the bots in FP (including the email results bot) will not work on a page with an ASP extension.  Either place the form on a non-active server pages page or use CDONTS to send the mail via ASP.  If you're using ASP to include content, try using the FP component instead.  In any case, try to isolate the form on an html page or use other FP compenents to perform the functions currently handled by your ASP scripts on the form page.

HTH :)

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That makes no sense to me. PLease explained more, my knowledge of .asp is limited.
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Paulvb
Hi Paul....

Let's not give ASP too much credit here.....an ASP page is EXACTLY the same as and HTML page....except that the sever processes it before it hands it to the browser.

Therefore, you pass a form from  an ASP page in the exact same manner as you would an HTML page...by specifying the form action in the Form Properties Dialog box.  The likelihood is that you will need to go into either the advanced or options tab from the dialog, but Email results will be in there.
ClassyLinks, it's been my experience that the results bot called from an asp page doesn't work.  Instead of going to the designated confirmation page, the form page reloads and no mail is sent.  If the same form is contained on an htm or html extension page, the bot works.  Not sure if the extensions correctly parse *.asp for FP components.  Please let me know if you have other experience with this that would allow it as this was something I also ran into recently.

I was trying to point out to Paul that he can use the bot if he finds other ways of accomplishing whatever is being done by the asp code on the form page, or by placing the form on a non-asp page.

Paul, could you post your code and we can have a look?
Naturally AvocadoIsle, my preference is not to use the bots at all!  They are totally unreliable (IMHO).  

However, form actions work the exact same way on asp pages as they do html, and I've not had a problem submitting a form from an asp page at all.

All that being said, you are again correct.  Seeing Paul's code will help.
How's this one going Paul??

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What I want to do can't be done, the closest I have come would be to do something like  what I had found at Microsoft.com.
Here is the URL

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q299/9/31.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=send%20results&rnk=27&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=FP2002

Still waiting for some suggestions.

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Paulvb
Paul...the easiest way is to find out from your hosting company what email component they have sever side (CDONTS is probably the most likely) and code for the form to send it directly server side.
what do you want to do Paul?
Paul
You may also want to look into JMAIL...that's an alternative to CDONTS.  Very easy to use.  
mb
Again....you need to know what is installed on the server.....JMail or DCOnts or ASPMail or something else.  Unless you know........?
Hi paul,

I currently use the get method from a form to transfer the results of the form to another asp page that then emails the data out to an email address which can be a variable as well.

Heres the Code for the receiving as page. You will need to make sure cdonts is working. it took me a few weeks to work this out.!!!

***Declare your Variables insert between Head and Body.***
<%
Dim Aitem
Dim Bitem
Dim WordA
Dim Email
Dim MyCDONTSMail
%>

*** Get info from text fields passed from other page using get method with Querystring and place in variables.  Put this in the body part.***

<%
        WordA ="This information is confidential and has been requested and sent by "
        Aitem="Customer ID No.    - "
        Aitem=Aitem & CStr(Request.QueryString("ID"))
        Bitem="Customer Name.     - " 
        Bitem=Bitem & CStr(Request.QueryString("COMNAM"))
        Email=CStr(Request.QueryString("Email"))
        %>
*** last part that emails all variables and then clears cdonts. This goes after the body.***

<%
Set MyCDONTSMail=CreateObject("CDONTS.NewMail")  
MyCDONTSMail.From="email address of user"    
MyCDONTSMail.To=Email
MyCDONTSMail.Subject="Enter subject info here"
MyCDONTSMail.Body=WordA & vbCrLf & WordB & vbCrLF    
MyCDONTSMail.Send    
set MyCDONTSMail=nothing
%>

Leon Summers.
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