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Subject: Re: FLASH: sending variables to a CGI script
From: Jonathan Kemp
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 18:12:04 GMT

Bob,

I used a form found on We're Here Forums! that worked for me. Here's the
link:

http://www.were-here.com/forum/tutorials/flash-form/index.html

This comes with the fla file, which seems to contain the actionscript you
are using, and a cgi script called ezformml.cgi.

> Elsewhere at the same level I have set some hidden variables

The good thing about this script is that you don't need the hidden
variables. That is what I had problems with. It is easy to configure the
script if you just follow the directions on the tutorial.


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Shuster" <BobatHotAppleSpider [dot] com>
To: <flasheratchinwag [dot] com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 10:13 PM
Subject: FLASH: sending variables to a CGI script


> I've racked my brain and I just can't seem to get this working. I've
> got most of the Flash 4 books available (and have gone through them.)
> I've hit the official Flash documentation as well as Macr.'s Flash
> site. I've hit most of the other sites (FlashBible, etc.)
>
> That being said - I'm trying to get a simple form working, and I
> think I'm simply doing something basically wrong. My server is set
> up for CGI - I even have an HTML form setup and working to duplicate
> what I want to do in Flash.
>
> Here's the problem. I'm using the following scripting to send data
> (well, that's what I'm *trying* to do) to a Perl script on my server.
> The form seems to work - if I don't enter data in one of the required
> fields, it goes to the error routine. But when I press "Submit" (and
> have data entered in the correct places) - the movie goes to the
> "Confirm" section, but my browser just sits there saying "contacting
> host". No email is ever sent. I think I'm missing something here.
>
> Can anyone point me in the right direction? This has got to be a
> pretty common thing in Flash - a feedback form - what am I doing
> wrong?!?
>
> <<<<<<<<<<<<<script>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> On (Release)
> Comment: Make sure the user filled in all the required fields.
> If (name ne "" and email ne "" and comments ne "")
> Comment: Check to make sure the email address includes and @.
> Set Variable: "i" = "0"
> Set Variable: "validmail" = 0
> Loop While (i <= Length(email))
> If (Substring (email, i, 1) eq "@")
> Set Variable: "validmail" = 1
> End If
> Set Variable: "i" = i + 1
> End Loop
> Comment: If there's no @ in the email go to the error page.
> If (validmail = 0)
> Go to and Stop ("error")
> Else
> Load Variables ("/cgi-bin/formmail.pl", 0, vars=POST)
> Comment: Go to the confirmation frame.
> Go to and Stop ("confirm")
> End If
> Else
> Comment: if the user left required fields blank, show
> them an error message.
> Go to and Stop ("error")
> End If
> End On
> <<<<<<<end script>>>>>>>>
>
> Elsewhere at the same level I have set some hidden variables (i.e.
> recipient, sort order, and subject) that should also be sent to the
> script. I've spent way too much time on this already! Thanks -
> Bob Shuster
>
>
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