I'm writing a short application which saves data to a database and then retrieves it.
What I want to do is list the data based on certain criteria. So I have a form which asks certain questions. What I want to do is to take the input data from these questions and process it before calling the script which generates the list. The only way I can see of doing this is to have an intermediate form which does the processing and then sets some hidden variables before calling the listing script. However this form must then have its own submit button, an unecessary step for the user.
Is there any way of automatically submitting a form, without user interaction, or is there a better way of doing this.