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Hi all,
I don't know if this is possible or if it even makes sense, but this is what
I want to do. I have a page with a form to fill in a timesheet for a user.
Depending on how many users did a "job", a form will appear on the page for
each user. So basically, you could have 3 forms, all with the same names etc.
and the only thing distinguishing them is a hidden input with userID and
different data for each user. Now what I want the person to be able to do is
fill out all the forms on the page and submit them at one time, rather than
one at a time. Then in the asp, I'd like to iterate through each form that
was submitted (obv I don't know how many were so I assume I'd go through a
collection if one exists) and process them one after the next.
Is this possible and if so, how do I submit them all together and how do I
then go through them on the asp side.

Thanks in advance for any help or for a better approach to this prob.

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Sara
Jul 22 '05 #1
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"Sara" wrote in message
news:BF**********************************@microsof t.com...
: I don't know if this is possible or if it even makes sense, but this is
what
: I want to do. I have a page with a form to fill in a timesheet for a user.
: Depending on how many users did a "job", a form will appear on the page
for
: each user. So basically, you could have 3 forms, all with the same names
etc.
: and the only thing distinguishing them is a hidden input with userID and
: different data for each user. Now what I want the person to be able to do
is
: fill out all the forms on the page and submit them at one time, rather
than
: one at a time. Then in the asp, I'd like to iterate through each form that
: was submitted (obv I don't know how many were so I assume I'd go through a
: collection if one exists) and process them one after the next.
: Is this possible and if so, how do I submit them all together and how do I
: then go through them on the asp side.
:
: Thanks in advance for any help or for a better approach to this prob.

I don't know if what you're asking is possible. I have written an example
to show you how to build a form with a dynamic number of elements. You
would be passing the number of elements somehow to this page, either posting
from another form or on the URL as a querystring element. I have you select
the number of users from a range of 1 to 5.

When you post, it will create the form for user input. You can pass the
user IDs but here I'm having you enter them, along with a name and an age,
as an example.

When you post again, I will display the results. You could use this area to
also submit to a database.

This is all done on one page and although a simple example, it can really be
any size simply by adding more input fields. You could really be creative
and make the fields dynamic as well.

http://kiddanger.com/lab/formsarray.asp

HTH...

--
Roland Hall
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Jul 22 '05 #2

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Thanks Roland.
I'm aware that I can do it your way, I was just hoping I could do it the way
I suggested cause it's simpler!
But I think I'll take your suggestion because my way doesn't seem possible.

Sara

"Roland Hall" wrote:
"Sara" wrote in message
news:BF**********************************@microsof t.com...
: I don't know if this is possible or if it even makes sense, but this is
what
: I want to do. I have a page with a form to fill in a timesheet for a user.
: Depending on how many users did a "job", a form will appear on the page
for
: each user. So basically, you could have 3 forms, all with the same names
etc.
: and the only thing distinguishing them is a hidden input with userID and
: different data for each user. Now what I want the person to be able to do
is
: fill out all the forms on the page and submit them at one time, rather
than
: one at a time. Then in the asp, I'd like to iterate through each form that
: was submitted (obv I don't know how many were so I assume I'd go through a
: collection if one exists) and process them one after the next.
: Is this possible and if so, how do I submit them all together and how do I
: then go through them on the asp side.
:
: Thanks in advance for any help or for a better approach to this prob.

I don't know if what you're asking is possible. I have written an example
to show you how to build a form with a dynamic number of elements. You
would be passing the number of elements somehow to this page, either posting
from another form or on the URL as a querystring element. I have you select
the number of users from a range of 1 to 5.

When you post, it will create the form for user input. You can pass the
user IDs but here I'm having you enter them, along with a name and an age,
as an example.

When you post again, I will display the results. You could use this area to
also submit to a database.

This is all done on one page and although a simple example, it can really be
any size simply by adding more input fields. You could really be creative
and make the fields dynamic as well.

http://kiddanger.com/lab/formsarray.asp

HTH...

--
Roland Hall
/* This information is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose. */
Technet Script Center - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/
WSH 5.6 Documentation - http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/list/webdev.asp
MSDN Library - http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp

Jul 22 '05 #3

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"Sara" wrote in message
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: Thanks Roland.

You're welcome.

: I'm aware that I can do it your way, I was just hoping I could do it the
way
: I suggested cause it's simpler!
: But I think I'll take your suggestion because my way doesn't seem
possible.

If it is possible, I'm not aware of it.
Good luck.

--
Roland Hall
/* This information is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose. */
Technet Script Center - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/
WSH 5.6 Documentation - http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/list/webdev.asp
MSDN Library - http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp
Jul 22 '05 #4

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