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HTML Form...Submit to E-Mail

Discussion in 'PHP' started by mark4man, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. #1
    hello again...

    Have to create 4 or 5 online forms for a website I built for my local area of NA. I found a basic HTML Form template at w3schools; & used that for my first form:

    https://www.burlingtoncountyna.org/gsr.report.html

    So...when users finish & hit the Submit button, the form (& all included info) needs to go to our secretary's e-mail. I've read everything I can get my hands on regarding PHP, but for a beginner coder such as myself...informationals on the web never tell you precisely *take this snippet...customize it thusly; & place it here*...even the instructionals on w3schools are vague on this topic (for people such as myself). So...can someone take a look at that form page; & point me in the right direction, at least?

    thanx
    SEMrush
    mark4man
     
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    First, take an existing example and make it work. For example: https://html.form.guide/contact-form/php-email-contact-form/

    You should rename your gsr.report.html to gsr.report.php or if you're going to use a test page, name it test.php

    Once you understand how the form in the example works, it will give you the confidence to adapt your own form to it.
     
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    JEET Notable Member

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    In your HTML, you are using same "name" for each form field. When this form is submitted, it will only submit one last field, nothing else.

    Change the name="name" part in all these fields.

    <input type="date" name="name" />
    <input type="text" name="name" />
    will not work.


    This "name" can be anything you want, like:

    <input type="date" name="meeting_date" />
    <input type="text" name="group_name" />
    etc etc

    For checkboxes, use a name like this:

    <input type="checkbox" name="indicate_one[]" value="New Gsr" /> New GSR
    <input type="checkbox" name="indicate_one[]" value="proxy" /> Proxy
    Notice the "[]" sign in the name part.

    For the submit script, use something like this, with some more validation checks:
    This script has no validation checks. Find some functions online to verify email ids, date formats etc.

    <?php

    $m="";
    foreach($_POST as $k=>$kk){

    //validate data here
    //make your email message body

    if(!is_array($kk)){
    $m.="$k = $kk\r\n";
    }else{
    $kk= implode(", ", $kk);
    $m.="$k = $kk\r\n";
    }

    }//foreach loop ends

    //if all validations are ok, then send email to assistant


    $to= "";
    $subject= "mail from website";

    $from="";
    $header="From: $from";

    if( mail($to, $subject, $m, $h) ){
    echo "Thanks your message is sent. We will contact you shortly.";
    }else{
    echo "There was an error sending message, Please send an email with your question to $from ";
    }
    ?>
     
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    oops, just noticed, change the "$h" to "$header" in this line:

    if( mail($to, $subject, $m, $h) ){
    change to:
    if( mail($to, $subject, $m, $header ) ){
     
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