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How do I post a survey to my site?

11:01 pm on Oct 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hello, I apologize if this has been covered already. I looked through several pages here to see if someone else had this same query.

I am trying to set up a form on my site that will gather information from the users and post the forms to a page on my web site.

I don't know very much about php, and javascript, but have managed to make a couple of simple forms work - like a contact me form that gets emailed to me.

I don't want an email sent to me. I need it posted so that others in my organization can follow up on the information sent to us.

Is there an easy way to do this? I know the form is html and the back part is javascript that processes the form. That's about as much as I have been able to figure out on my own.

Thanks in advance for any help, or web links to canned code I can tweak for our use.

2:35 am on Oct 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You might want to look at using a scripting language such as php or perl. For storage you might also want to think about using a database such as Mysql.

You're right the form will usualy be plain html, you can then use php to process the form and save the information within a database.

How this will be done depends on a number of things such as what information will you gather, who will be able to see the data and how will it be stored, for example do you want every users data shown as one survey, or do you want to compile the data?


4:51 am on Oct 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have MySQL Databases set up on my site and use some php in the forums. I would like to gather the data per user, rather than compiled. And this data will be viewed by the management staff to determine what course of action they will take.

My client has a customer base of around 350, and they are trying to get feedback sent back to them on certain fields of information, so I am trying to get a form set up that will gather the data.

I really appreciate any help, I am about half way to understanding this, and I think with a bit of help, I can get this to function.