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Custom Web Forms
Custom form HTML requirements

Developing an online form so that it will function properly within the Soholaunch Soholaunch Pro Edition (Pro Edition) requires that one grasp a few simple concepts that can be easily learned through minimal repetition. Regardless of what methods are used to create the initial form, you must be able to access the raw HTML. If you do not have access to a program that allows the HTML to be seen, open the form’s .html file using Notepad.exe, which should be located in the “Accessories” directory of your start menu through Windows™.

If there is an email address field in your form, and you would like it to send an automatically-generated email to the user upon the form’s submission, this field must be named “emailaddr” (all lower-case).

If you would like some of the fields in your form to be required fields (RF), meaning that the form cannot be submitted without data being placed within them, place the following tag somewhere in the HTML directly under the <form> tag:

<input type=”hidden” name=”required_fields” value=”RF1;RF2”>

To finalize the form, delete any code not related to the form itself. This includes the <html>, <head>, <title>, and <body> tag’s. If the table containing the form, which cannot exceed 612 pixels in width, is not bordered by <form> tags, insert the following tag as the “open” form tag:

<form method=”post” action=”pgm-form_submit.php”>

If there are existing form tags, ensure that the “open” form tag matches the above. This should now be the first line of your .html file, while the last line should be the </form> tag. Now change the file’s .html extension to .form, and upload it through the “File Manager” module in the Pro Edition.

Once the .form file has been uploaded, open the page you would like to place it on by using the “Open Page” module. Drag the “Forms Library” object into the desired content cell. This will spawn a new window that incorporates several options which you may append to the form.

Select your form from the drop down box. If you wish the form’s data to be emailed to a particular address, enter it in the next field. If you’d like, the form’s data can be saved to a database of your choice (not available in Personal version). The database and email functions operate independently of each-other, meaning that you can have the form do either, or both of the actions.

The next three fields relate to the auto-response email that can be sent back to the user once he/she has submitted the form. If you would like the auto-response email to be sent from a particular email address, enter it in the top field. Customers habitually reply to these, so it should be a valid email address.

The next field allows you to choose the subject of the auto-response email. Like the return address field, you may replace the text in this field with anything you’d like.