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November 23, 2016 at 3:40 pm #11035
I am trying to use a form in my site and save the data you write there into a text file but I don’t know how to do that. I have searched all the forums but I can’t get it right.
I have the code in my HTML for the form but I don’t know how to command it to save the data.
I have the code from a forum, it looks good on my page but when I hit send it doesn’t do anything.
November 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm #11036
you need to set it up to email the info to you
does your web host support “CGI”
November 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm #11037
thanks but I can’t modify the code I wrote above. I need to know what else should I put in there to work.
also, I need to submit the data to a text file not to email it.
but thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
November 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm #11038
It is definitely possible to have the data from the text fields written plainly to some kind of text file as opposed to there being some kind of requirement to have them emailed to you…
What you’re asking for would require some programming or at least a basic understanding of PHP, however. Even if someone here was to specifically *write the code* that does this for you, and gave it to you, you’d still need to have some kind of online website to run it on, or at least your own private server to run the PHP component for you.
It’s difficult to tell what level you’re at but the general gist is that the information from the form you’ve posted will be sent to your web server where a PHP script will process it. You will code that PHP script to put that data *wherever you want* be that in an email, a text file, a database, whatever.
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