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I am currently getting the results of the form in the following order (alphabetical):
AdditionalInfo:
Commodity:
CompanyName:
ContactEmail:
ContactName:
DestinationZipCode:
FaxNumber:
FreightClass:
OriginZipCode:
PhoneNumber:
Pieces:
freightClassH:
freightClassL:
freightClassW:
hazmat:

I want it to be an easier to read output like the following:
CompanyName:
ContactName:
ContactEmail:
PhoneNumber:
FaxNumber:
etc.

What do I need to change in my code to accomplish that?
<form action="/gdform.php" method="post" name="ltlForm" id="ltlForm">
                  <input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="test/thanks.htm"> 
 
 
                    <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="0">
                      <tr>
                        <td width="34%" align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Company Name *</td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><label>
                          <input name="CompanyName" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="CompanyName" size="50" />
                        </label></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Contact Name *</td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><input name="ContactName" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="ContactName" size="50" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Contact Email Address * </td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><input name="ContactEmail" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="ContactEmail" size="50" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Phone Number</td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><input name="PhoneNumber" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="PhoneNumber" size="50" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Fax Number</td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><input name="FaxNumber" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="FaxNumber" size="50" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Origin Zip Code *</td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><input name="OriginZipCode" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="OriginZipCode" size="50" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Destination Zip Code *</td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><input name="DestinationZipCode" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="DestinationZipCode" size="50" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Commodity *</td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><input name="Commodity" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="Commodity" size="50" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Hazmat * </td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Yes:
                          <label>
                          <input type="radio" name="hazmat" id="hazmat" value="Yes" />
                          No:
                          
                          <input name="hazmat" type="radio" id="hazmat" value="No" checked="checked" />
</label></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td rowspan="4" align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Freight Class *</td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt"><input name="FreightClass" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="FreightClass" size="50" /></td>
                        </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td width="7%" align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">L:                          </td>
                        <td width="59%" align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt"><input name="freightClassL" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="freightClassL" size="15" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">W:                          </td>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt"><input name="freightClassW" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="freightClassW" size="15" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">H:                          </td>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt"><input name="freightClassH" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="freightClassH" size="15" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Pieces *</td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><input name="Pieces" type="text" class="K_10pt" id="Pieces" size="50" /></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td align="left" valign="top" class="K_10pt">Additional Information</td>
                        <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><textarea name="AdditionalInfo" cols="50" rows="4" class="K_10pt" id="AdditionalInfo"></textarea></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td class="K_10pt">&nbsp;</td>
                        <td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td class="K_10pt">&nbsp;</td>
                        <td colspan="2"><label>
                          <input type="reset" name="reset" id="reset" value="Reset" />
                          <input type="submit" value="Submit Quote Request" />
                        </label></td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr>
                        <td class="K_10pt">&nbsp;</td>
                        <td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td>
                      </tr>
                    </table>
                                                      </form>

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by:b0lsc0tt
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msukow,

The change needs to be made in the PHP file.  The file that gets the form info and sends the email.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

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msukow,

Please show us that code if you need details on what to change or how.

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by:msukow
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I have attached the code snippet - I do not know what needs to be adjusted.
<?php
    $request_method = $_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"];
    if($request_method == "GET"){
      $query_vars = $_GET;
    } elseif ($request_method == "POST"){
      $query_vars = $_POST;
    }
    reset($query_vars);
    $t = date("U");
 
    $file = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . "/../data/gdform_" . $t;
    $fp = fopen($file,"w");
    while (list ($key, $val) = each ($query_vars)) {
     fputs($fp,"<GDFORM_VARIABLE NAME=$key START>\n");
     fputs($fp,"$val\n");
     fputs($fp,"<GDFORM_VARIABLE NAME=$key END>\n");
     if ($key == "redirect") { $landing_page = $val;}
    }
    fclose($fp);
    if ($landing_page != ""){
	header("Location: http://".$_SERVER["HTTP_HOST"]."/$landing_page");
    } else {
	header("Location: http://".$_SERVER["HTTP_HOST"]."/");
    }
 
 
?>

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Thanks for the PHP code.  The method to use if you want the info in the file to be in a specific order is to not use the "get/post array" (i.e. $query_vars) but get each value using $_POST or $_GET.  For example $_POST['CompanyName'].  If you want to use the While loop to write the info in the file then create an array of the field names in the order you want and go through that array.  If you need help with using this method then let me know what part of how you want to use it.  This would make it so the data in the file would be in the order you want because you write it in the order, instead of relying on the order of the get/post vars array.
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by:msukow
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Actually, I changed the names of the fields so that a number was in front of them. That way it will be correctly ordered.
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That would work too.  Let me know if you need any other help with this.
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I'm glad I could help with this.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.
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