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How to place multiple forms in ond coldfusion templete..

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I was wondering what is the best practice if i have a function which requires 2 Forms several querys and
1 insert...

Here is my flow

user sees inital form and enters customer id and submits query
    - query is executed to see if valid customer
if valid customer we display new form with e-mail address field
   -if invalid we displa an error
if cusomer submits new form, we will execute a inset query...

i have done this with parameterexists and checked what submit the user pushed. is there a cleaner way to do this ?
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Question by:AlexPonnath
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by:pinaldave
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Hi AlexPonnath,
 user sees inital form and enters customer id and submits query
     - query is executed to see if valid customer
 if valid customer we display new form with e-mail address field
    -if invalid we displa an error
 if cusomer submits new form, we will execute a inset query...
Looks effcient already. There are only five step anyway.
Well, what else you are thinking of that could be done. As we do not know much of the requirement what to suggest.
If above mentioned is the flow then it is fine.

Though the questions is that ... what happens if the user comes to second page directly due to any reason... is that possible...
what about database... do you have any identity or unique field... which may conflict...
(if valid customer do not know/fogot its id or login info  - this may be irrelivent here...may be)


Regards,
---Pinal
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mrichmon earned 500 total points
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The best practice is to display only one form.

Just have cold fusion render the form differently depending on the user action and then have the action page determine if an insert or edit is needed and execute the corresponding action.
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by:anandkp
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I wld say just have one form - with customer id & e-mail address [agree with mrichmon]
so the user submits once - u query just once ... no issues at all - the user is happy & so are u ;)

thou - have javascript for validating ur ID & email address - so u cld do the basic validations at client side itself & dont make the user go back & forth for silly typos.

K'Rgds
Anand
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Is there more of an answer that you wanted?
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