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Chapter 14. Working with Forms > Storing Form Results

Storing Form Results

Simply creating a form’s “public” face is one thing, but the next phase is equally important: telling FrontPage what needs to happen with the data the form collects. Processing data submitted via Web page forms is an area where FrontPage really shines. Rather than having to use a program called a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) script to process the data, you can use FrontPage’s built-in components to do the work for you. For some forms, you’ll want to save the results to a file in your FrontPage-based Web, so that you can work with them later. If the amount of data you’re collecting is small, you can also have the results sent to you in the form of an e-mail message.

Saving Form Results in a File

One of the most straightforward ways of handling form data is to save the information to a file so that you can open it and work with it. FrontPage enables you to specify that the data be saved as an HTML file you can open in your Web browser, or as an ASCII text file you can open in any text editor. Just follow these steps:


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