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    form result change (2002)

    I'm trying to figure a way to omit non-responses from report returned by e-mail from FrontPage 2002 form page.
    In other words, lots of text boxes on form, only a few will be used and only desire form results from filled boxes.
    Any thoughts on this as I can't find it in any book. Woody? we need you here.

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    Re: form result change (2002)

    What is the email coming into? e.g. Outlook?
    What do you do with the email when it arrives?
    What sort of information is in the returned fields? - numbers, text...?
    Would you prefer a solution that only sends you relevant data, or a solution that handles the incoming email?
    (Not that I can necessarily help, but your answers may give someone else some ideas <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> )

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    Re: form result change (2002)

    Leif, the e-mail could be received by any system but I use Netscape so it's Mozilla.
    This is an order form, we're discussing. The fields contain numbers indicating how
    many of a given product are wanted and then text for the buyer's name, address, etc.
    I'm happy with the receipt of mail but I need to return data ONLY from those fields
    that are filled in by the customer. If it's null, don't send it, in other words.
    It's the nature of the beast that many products are offered but most only want one.
    Mahalo for your interest and aloha from the middle of the Pacific Ocean!

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    Re: form result change (2002)

    I'd say there is no way to do this within FrontPage. The script that FP uses, process all fields regardless. If this is really bugging you, I'd say there were two routes to try. 1) Talk to your service provider and see if they have a script that will do what you want. Then connect your form to that script (somehow I don't think it will be that easy). 2) Instead of having your responses sent to you by email, have them deposited in a database (like Access). Then you can extract the new orders from the db, without the blank fields you don't want to see. (Again this won't be a quick and easy solution).

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    Re: form result change (2002)

    Catharine, thank you for that. Perhaps the question I should have asked was, "How do I access the script FrontPage uses to report the form fields?" Is that in the extensions? Can it be modified using VB? Stuff like that which I probably wouldn't understand but could find a teenager to lead me down the garden path. <img src=/S/heavy.gif border=0 alt=heavy width=40 height=34>

    Mahalo and aloha from Hawai`i <img src=/S/sailing.gif border=0 alt=sailing width=25 height=25>

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    Re: form result change (2002)

    Yes, it would be in the FrontPage extensions. Playing with the extensions is outta my area. Though perhaps Drew will chime in with his <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>.

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