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FP2000: Incorrect Confirmation Page If Submission Contains Feedback

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If a confirmation page for a form submission contains a feedback form, the confirmation page will not be displayed. The confirmation page for the second form will appear in the Web browser rather than the confirmation page for the first form. You will not receive any error message. If both are configured to send the results in e-mail, two e-mail messages will be generated. The first will contain the properly filled out information, and the second will contain no information.

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FrontPage allows the same data to be sent to multiple files or e-mail recipients. It does this by stringing together one or more custom confirmation pages that contain forms with the same field names. However, this feature does not allow you to fill out and submit a simple series of pages with different forms.

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To submit a series of forms without generating intervening confirmation pages, you can redirect the form. Note that redirection does not work if your Web browser does not support it. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start FrontPage and follow these steps:
    1. On the File menu, point to New, and click Page.
    2. Click Normal Page, and click OK.
    3. On the File menu, click Save As.
    4. In the URL box, type redir1.htm and click OK.
  2. Insert a META tag by following these steps:
    1. On the File menu, click Properties, and then click the Custom tab.
    2. In the System Variable section, click Add.
    3. In the Name box, type refresh. In the Value box, type 0;url=[FormPageTwo.htm] where [FormPageTwo.htm] is the name of the second page that contains a form. Click OK.
    4. On the File menu, click Save.
  3. Open the page that contains the first form.
  4. Right-click the form, and click Form Properties on the menu that appears.
  5. Click Options.
  6. Click the Confirmation Page tab.
  7. In the URL Of Confirmation Page box, type redir1.htm.
  8. On the File menu, click Save.
NOTE: If you need to chain together a series of more than two forms, create a separate redirection and place it between each form page, by using the procedure described earlier in this article.

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More information

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
205756 FP98: FP2000: How to Submit Form Results to Multiple Files, People

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Keywords: KB197402, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 197402
Revision : 1
Created on : 2/28/2002
Published on : 2/28/2002
Exists online : False
Views : 327