RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 143,154
Posts: 5,597,157
Members: 25,396
Currently online: 417
Newest member: TNGfan

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: When It Rains…
By: Michelle on Feb 27

Nimoy Dead At Eighty-Three
By: T'Bonz on Feb 27

Breaking news: Leonard Nimoy – ‘Mr Spock’ – dies aged 83
By: AntonyF on Feb 27

Hurley Passes
By: T'Bonz on Feb 26

USS Excelsior Model Coming Soon
By: T'Bonz on Feb 25

Hemsworth To Host SNL
By: T'Bonz on Feb 25

Quinto To Guest Star On HBO Comedy
By: T'Bonz on Feb 25

Wheaton To Voice Firefly Game
By: T'Bonz on Feb 24

Nimoy Health Scare
By: T'Bonz on Feb 24

Star Trek #42 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Feb 23


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science and Technology

Science and Technology "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 13 2013, 05:55 PM   #1
Danoz
Rear Admiral
 
Danoz's Avatar
 
Location: New York, NY
Creating an HTML Input Form (need advice!!)

Hey Friends!

Need some thoughts on the best way to go about this.

I'm going to have a lot of emails that are going to be pretty similar, with some key text changed (name, locations, information) etc. I want to set this up similar to a mail merge, but with a front-end form that will shoot out the final HTML I need on the next page.

Anyone know the best way I could go about coding this? Seems like it should be pretty simple -- if I can create the form in such a way that the output is set to place at specific locations in the HTML...

Or is there a program / utility that already does this?

Thanks!
Danoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 13 2013, 05:58 PM   #2
Robert Maxwell
Knives Out, 24/7/365
 
Robert Maxwell's Avatar
 
Location: NJ Chapter
View Robert Maxwell's Twitter Profile Send a message via ICQ to Robert Maxwell Send a message via AIM to Robert Maxwell Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Robert Maxwell Send a message via Yahoo to Robert Maxwell
Re: Creating an HTML Input Form (need advice!!)

If you have command-line access to a system mail utility (e.g. sendmail), this sounds like something you could script pretty easily just by feeding an input file with the variable fields in it (names, email addresses, any custom text, etc.) and having it generate and shoot out all the emails in one go.

What are you going to do with the final HTML, just copy and paste it into a mail client or what?
__________________
Not affiliated with those other white knights. I'm the good kind.
I has a blag.
Robert Maxwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.