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    Unhappy help with forms, maybe CGIs?

    I would like to apologize up front if the answer to this question is easy. That being said...

    I wrote a very basic site for my small company with the sole purpose being to distribute weekly schedules to young employees. I would like to add a form where they can request days off, and shifts they would like to work. I have written the form up to look just how I want it. When I hit submit, how do I make that information get to me? I have been able to find little to no help by looking it up in online tutorial sites. What is the simplest way to make it work without a "mailto:" action in the form?

    If someone could explain this to me in simple terms I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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    Re: help with forms, maybe CGIs?

    Do you want the form to just send you the information and you'll enter into something else manually? If so, a contact form script is what you need. Do you want the form to update a database? That would be a litle more complicated, depending on what you want to happen. Either way, we'll need a little more detail on just what you want the form to do before we can offer anything more than just general advice.
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    Re: help with forms, maybe CGIs?

    I would be happy with the information being sent to me in a simple printable fashion. That way I can print it out, and get it in hard copy form to the right department. I would retype the info into something else if necessary, but would rather not.

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    Re: help with forms, maybe CGIs?

    The simplest way to do this would be to have a script that would take your form data and send you an email with that information. Basically then, you would probably want a contact form script. There are lots of free ones on the internet, but it sounds like you might need to do a bit of customization with it. Here are some possible scripts to start with from Google. This script is one of those search results, which looks like a good one.

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