©2000 by James Carr
What is it?
E-Forms EZ is a Windows 95/98/NT (Intel) based executable that will take the output from a web form submission and send the results via e-mail using any format you choose. It will also display a custom page to the caller after the message has been sent. It will work with any Windows web server. If your web hosting service does not let you execute scripts, try http://www.allinfosys.com or contact me at Jim@azwebpages.com to see about a license to use E-Forms EZ on our web server.
Be sure to run the E-Forms Wizard! This program will help you create the files you need to get the most out of E-Forms EZ!
Send mail to any e-mail address(es) you choose
Customize the format of the e-mail
Send the message in HTML or Text format
Send carbon copies and/or blind carbon copies
Send a message receipt so the user knows the mail has been sent (such as an order confirmation)
Attach a file to the e-mail
Accept an uploaded file from the user
Delete the results file after it is sent to "reset" it each time.
Write the results of the form to a file
Customize the results file to present the data the way you want to see it
Use any combination of macros to create the mail subject for easier identification of incoming mail
New! Use any of the Server Variables as macros!
New! You now have the option to require a value for the mail_from field.
New! Automatically generated and incremented reference numbers. You can give the user a unique reference number, which you can use internally however you need.
New! Auto-Generation of file names for the results_file. This will allow you to create a unique results_file for each user. This can be used to generate web pages based on user input.
Customize the page the user sees after the message has been sent.
Use any field on your form as a macro to customize your message or response page
Force user to fill out all required fields. If the required fields are blank the caller will see a customized page that you create
Wizard to help you create the files you need
New and Improved with 1.70
Added ability to accept uploaded files from the user!
New and Improved with 1.60
Added option to delete the Results_File after the message is sent with the message.
Added option to turn off the showing of "**" when no value is found for a macro.
Changed behavior of the Results_File so that all macros listed in the Results_File_Template are replaced with a value, even if nothing was submitted with the form.
New and Improved with version 1.50
Set defaults using E-FORMS.INI. If you omit a field on a form, the default value from the INI file is used in its place.
You no longer have to create a message_text file. If no file is supplied, the message is created dynamically.
You can now specify a URL for the Response_Page, Error_Page, and Info_Missing_Page. If you use a URL it will not evaluate the macros. To use the macros you still must specify a file in your CGI-BIN directory.
Save the results to a file.
Many fields that were required in version 1.00 are now optional. The only two required fields and mail_to and smtp_server. E-Forms will create the values it needs on the fly. This enables you to put a form online in just minutes!