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How to create a form?
#1
Hi all.

I'm a bit confused and need a little help.

I've installed form tools 2.0.0 , installation was easy as and no probs.

However I can't work out how to create a form.

From the main menu, I've selected Forms which states
- 'There are currently no forms in the database. To add a new form, click the Add Form button below'.

I've then selected Add Form which states

- 'The following pages lead you through the steps to configure Form Tools to store your form submissions. Before continuing, please check that:
* your form has already been created and it's accessible via a URL (localhost is fine)
* are able to edit your form'

My confusion lies in where am I supposed to create a form as stated above.

It's probably a very simple thing that i'm not seeing, but any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers
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#2
Heya,

Ah! Form Tools doesn't actually CREATE forms: you need to create them yourself, using whatever tools you want. Some people use scripts like Dreamweaver of Microsoft Expression Web, other people build them themselves, still others build them in Flash.

Form Tools just *processes* those forms: it creates a database out of your form and provides the UI for managing your form content.

Hope this info helps!

- Ben
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#3
Hi..
well
I am really new in coding.. but If the forum helps me, I would be happy to make some videos.. to help people like me..

I have found that the easy way ( not sure about it) to make the forms, ( that includes uploading files ) is :
http://phpformgen.sourceforge.net/new_demo/phpformgen/

trouble comes when I try to integrate it with formtools.
I have read the tutorials.. I have try.. but it simply dosent work for me.

Anyone that would like to help?

Thanks
Tito



(Oct 12th, 2009, 4:26 PM)Ben Wrote: Heya,

Ah! Form Tools doesn't actually CREATE forms: you need to create them yourself, using whatever tools you want. Some people use scripts like Dreamweaver of Microsoft Expression Web, other people build them themselves, still others build them in Flash.

Form Tools just *processes* those forms: it creates a database out of your form and provides the UI for managing your form content.

Hope this info helps!

- Ben
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#4
Hi Tito,

I'm afraid I don't know much about that script, but since it generates both the HTML forms and some backend PHP code, you'll need to figure out how to funnel that information into Form Tools at the end of the form. The Form Tools tutorials really only cover "plain vanilla" approached when you have the markup but no PHP, so you'll need a programmer handy to work on the integration for you.

Sorry about that...!

- Ben
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#5
Thanks.
anyway.
I read alitlle bit more. i found out that, I can make them with.
http://phpfmg.sourceforge.net/

mine are already working. I am really happy about it.

thanks.

(Oct 17th, 2010, 4:49 AM)Ben Wrote: Hi Tito,

I'm afraid I don't know much about that script, but since it generates both the HTML forms and some backend PHP code, you'll need to figure out how to funnel that information into Form Tools at the end of the form. The Form Tools tutorials really only cover "plain vanilla" approached when you have the markup but no PHP, so you'll need a programmer handy to work on the integration for you.

Sorry about that...!

- Ben
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