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Form with telephone number

Posted on 2006-07-15
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Good morning,
  I have a regular form that is working but I want the telephone number input to automatically fill their data with the dashes and parenthesis  


They input 999999999
The form shows (999)-999-9999

The form passes  (999)-999-9999
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Question by:lrbrister
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usachrisk1983 earned 500 total points
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You can use:

<cfinput type="text" name="test" mask="(999)-999-9999">

But I've noticed CF a little weak in the past using MASK when you try and copy/paste data into a field, or if the user types very fast.  If you run into this, you may want to consider a javascript solution to the problem (such as formatting the text onblur-when the user leaves the field, or even after submission).

You can also use validate="telephone" to have it validate the number as a telephone number, which also helps to allow the user to include a 1 digit prefix (the number "1" before the area code), as well as a 5 digit extension.

GL!
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by:lrbrister
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usachrisk1983,
  Sorry...I didn't explain properly.

The form is on a html page.  Not a cfm page. If you have that answer fine, but I can use your answer in cf forms and I'll award your points and then input my question in the correct area if you can point me there.
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If this is going to happen client side, it'll definately be a JS solution.  You can post a pointer to this in Javascript to see if you find a better answer.
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