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  1. #1
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    Auto submit form

    Hi there,

    What I want to do is that:

    I make a link ( <a href=...) with the following address
    http://cookcountyassessor.com/Proper...13251200120000
    When I press on this link the asp page redirects me to this page:
    http://cookcountyassessor.com/Proper...ty_Search.aspx

    I mean that I want to submit data automatically to the form on this page
    http://cookcountyassessor.com/Proper...ty_Search.aspx

    Is there a way to do this?

    Thank you.

  2. #2
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    submit to an asp.net page or form in general

    hi there,

    for asp.net page http://cookcountyassessor.com/Proper...ty_Search.aspx i found it uses "post" method, so you have to use such method to submit this form, which it looks to be different from your other page because your other page accepts a query string, which you constructed and worked well. if a web script is submitted with a "get" method then you can send a query string to this web script. however, if a web script is submitted via post method then you have to use something different. we have been able to do this at the office because we found the solution by web searching. we used easyHttp class, which you can find here
    http://www.geekzilla.co.uk/ViewB5BAB...88E092873A.htm
    the parameters you need to send look to be (from the source code of that page):

    -- beginning of input parameters to submit your search page --

    <input name="ctl00$BodyContent$VBPinSearch1$Area" type="text" maxlength="2" id="ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_Area" title="Area" class="pinsearchfieldslarge" OnKeyUp="javascript:HandleOnKeyUp(ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_Area,2,ctl00_BodyContent_ VBPinSearch1_SubB)" style="width:33px;" />
    -
    <input name="ctl00$BodyContent$VBPinSearch1$SubB" type="text" maxlength="2" id="ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_SubB" title="Sub" class="pinsearchfieldslarge" OnKeyUp="javascript:HandleOnKeyUp(ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_SubB,2,ctl00_BodyContent_ VBPinSearch1_Blk)" style="width:33px;" />
    -
    <input name="ctl00$BodyContent$VBPinSearch1$Blk" type="text" maxlength="3" id="ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_Blk" title="Blk" class="pinsearchfieldslarge" OnKeyUp="javascript:HandleOnKeyUp(ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_Blk,3,ctl00_BodyContent_V BPinSearch1_Par)" style="width:50px;" />
    -
    <input name="ctl00$BodyContent$VBPinSearch1$Par" type="text" maxlength="3" id="ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_Par" title="Par" class="pinsearchfieldslarge" OnKeyUp="javascript:HandleOnKeyUp(ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_Par,3,ctl00_BodyContent_V BPinSearch1_Unit)" style="width:50px;" />
    -
    <input name="ctl00$BodyContent$VBPinSearch1$Unit" type="text" maxlength="4" id="ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_Unit" title="Unit" class="pinsearchfieldslarge" OnKeyUp="javascript:HandleOnKeyUp(ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_Unit,4,ctl00_BodyContent_ VBPinSearch1_SearchButton)" style="width:65px;" />

    <select name="ctl00$BodyContent$VBPinSearch1$ClassSel3" onchange="javascript:setTimeout('__doPostBack(\'ctl00$BodyContent$VBPinSearch1$ClassSel3\' ,\'\')', 0)" id="ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_ClassSel3" class="pinsearchfields" style="font-size:12px;width:500px;">

    <select name="ctl00$BodyContent$VBPinSearch1$ClassSel4" onchange="javascript:setTimeout('__doPostBack(\'ctl00$BodyContent$VBPinSearch1$ClassSel4\' ,\'\')', 0)" id="ctl00_BodyContent_VBPinSearch1_ClassSel4" class="pinsearchfields" style="font-size:12px;width:600px;">

    -- end of input parameters to submit your search page --

    my guess is that out of these six parameters, this search.aspx is expecting only five, meaning only one the last two parameters (input fields).
    i know right now it looks confusing, but as you read about easyHttp it will all be clear to you.

    good luck,

    tonci korsano "what you think doesn't matter! what matters is evidence..."

  3. #3
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    "What would be the use of it? No user had a chance to enter data, so it must be you to prefill the form. The data for prefilling are already known to you, so why send them?"

    ...my response is this:

    I'm using a thrid-party web-service for auto-response e-mail and newsletter services.

    Normally a user enters their info into a form and clicks submit. This gets sent to the third-party who send my user back to my site to a pre-defined landing page set by me (i.e. thankyou.php)

    Thing is, I'm trying to take my data-collection to another level!

    I have a new-user registration form, part of which is the classic 'Tick here to get our newsletter'

    When they submit the form, all of their data is inserted into MY database for my use for everything my web-system is doing, but if 'optIN' is set to 1, I send them to an invisible page that sends their name and e-mail to the third-party, who then sends the usr back invisibly... nice!

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