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Dump form results to csv using asp

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Hi,

I have a form for users to fill out.  Is there a way the request the data from all of the fields submitted without having to reference each input?  I want everything submitted to be dumped to a text string that I can manipulate.  I have a user that wants to create questionnaires and not have to have me program the results gathering every time the questionnaire changes.  That is why I am asking.  I want to be able to get all of the data then I can program the data to go to a format that he can read.

Do I just submit the form to a file?  

Thanks for any ideas.
Bonnie
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Well, to get all of the field submitted, you can just loop the Request.Form collection:
Dim fields
For Each x In Request.Form
        fields = field & Request.Form(x) & ","
Next
This will append all of your form values to a tring like this:
Val1, val2, val3
If you want to then add these to a CSV, see here for an example on how to write a CSV file from ASP
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/ASP/Q_20703102.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+asp+csv+writeSnippet below is from the page

...
 Dim strTmp, F
      set FSO = Server.CreateObject("scripting.FileSystemObject")
      set csv = fso.CreateTextFile("C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\file.csv", true)
...
csv.WriteLine(fields)

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by:neeraj523
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Hello

It is quiet simple..

here is a fully functional example..


<%
If Request("SubmitBTN") <> "" Then
	Set fsys = Server.CreateObject("SCRIPTING.FileSystemObject")
	fileName = Server.MapPath("/") & "/SubmitedData.csv"
	If NOT fsys.FileExists(fileName) Then
		fsys.createTextFile(fileName)
	End If
	For Each i In Request.Form
        ValStr = ValStr & Request.Form(i) & ","
	Next
	Set fo = fsys.openTextFile(fileName, 8)
	fo.writeline ValStr
	fo.Close
End if
%>
<form action="" METHOD="POST">
	Name: <input type="text" name="t1"><br />
	Age: <input type="text" name="t2"><br />
	City: <input type="text" name="t3"><br />
	Country: <input type="text" name="t4"><br />
	<input type="submit" name="submitBTN" value="Submit">
</form>

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by:Bonnie_K
ID: 24048036
I forgot to mention that I use C#.  However, your answers regarding how to collect all of the request.form objects were exactly what I needed.  Thanks a lot.
using System.IO;
 
public partial class Questionnaires_test2 : System.Web.UI.Page
{
 
    protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
 
        String outputFile = Server.MapPath("./results.csv");
 
        StreamWriter gw = new StreamWriter(outputFile, false);
        string answers = "";
        
        
        foreach (string item in Request.Form)
        {
           
            if (Request.Form[item] != null)
            {
                if (answers.Length == 0)
                {
                    answers = Request.Form[item];
                }
                else 
                {
                    answers = answers + "," + Request.Form[item];
                }
                
            }
        }
        gw.WriteLine(answers);
        gw.Close();
    }
}

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