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Writing form to file and then reading it back


 
DavidvdW Hi,
I wish to write the output of a form to a file in the folder in which the e-book files have been decompressed and then read this file back into another page in the e-book.

I don't want the user to be prompted for a path as in the example on Ebookcode.com, it must just save it as say "form1_output.txt"

I've got a little bit of knowledge of ASP but I'm really struggling with this.

Can anyone help?

Thanks


Posted on: 8:15 pm on April 24, 2004
DavidvdW OK well I've got the file written now I need to read it back on the next page.

How do I

1. Place the saved text onto the next page?
2. Write the form so that clicking on submit opens the next page with the text on it?

Please help me. I'm a noobie but I really want to learn

Thanks

David vdW


Posted on: 10:51 pm on April 26, 2004
EBookCompiler 1+2. What you'll need to do is display the next page using DISPLAY

A good trick would be to create an Activ Variable in the compiler contain the top half of the HTML page's code, create another variable with the bottom half, and then fill in the middle yourself based on what you read back from the file

e.g.
DISPLAY('{tophalf}{mydata}{bothalf}')

You set up mydata at runtime based on what you read back.

So here goes

They submit the form
You run the script, by making ACTION=#!myscript.as
myscript.as contains the code
You store the data into a file or whatever
You display the page using DISPLAY

Actually unless you really need to permanently store the data, why not simply display the next page based on the form contents.

It's difficult to answer, without knowing the specifics of what you want to achieve


Posted on: 5:36 pm on April 29, 2004
DavidvdW THanks Sunil, I hadn't got that solution.

I did it by creating a template html file, loading that as an activ variable and then using strreplace to search for a nonsensical piece of text within the template file. and then writing this file to the disk. This also allows me to load the dynamically generated page into a frame and gives the ability to put different activ variables into different parts of the created page.

One last Q. Is there a way to make activ scripts run say onpageload?

Cheers

David vdW


Posted on: 6:33 pm on April 29, 2004
EBookCompiler This isn't terribly good, but

Try in the HTML onLoad putting window.external.ActivRun

ActivRun is covered in our Help


Posted on: 6:03 pm on May 6, 2004

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