Create a confirmation page

After site visitors fill out a form and submit it, they can be directed to a confirmation page where they can confirm that they completed the form information correctly.

As you create the confirmation page, determine which form field data you want to display to your site visitors. If there is any field data that you want to conceal from your site visitors, do not create a confirmation field on the confirmation page for that form field data.

The process involves composing a message to site visitors, selecting fields you want to show and those you don't, and then assigning your confirmation page to your form or to the database where you collect form results.

  1. On the File menu, click New.
  2. In the New task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.), under New page, click Blank page.
  3. Name and save the Web page.

ShowHow?

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the Save in box, locate the folder in which you want the confirmation page file to reside.
  3. In the File name box, type the name of the file, and then click Save.
  1. On your new page, type the text you want to display to a site visitor who has submitted the form.

For example, "Thank you for your response. Please confirm your e-mail address."

  1. On the page that contains your form, identify the form field data that you want your site visitors to confirm. For example, you could display the contents of an e-mail address field, allowing the site visitor to confirm that he or she typed it correctly. You will need to use the unique form field names for each data field you want to send to the confirmation page.
  2. From your confirmation page, type the name of the field from which you want to display information.

ShowHow?

  1. On your confirmation page, from the Insert menu, click Web Component.
  2. In the Component type pane, click Advanced Controls, and in the Choose a control pane, double-click Confirmation Field.
  3. Type the name of the field from which you want to display information, and then click OK.

 Note   The name of this field must match the name you gave the form field when you set its properties.

The name of the field is displayed in brackets [ ] on the form. When the confirmation form is displayed to the site visitor, this field will display the site visitor's entry instead.

  1. Repeat the above steps for each field you want to display for confirmation.
  1. Assign the confirmation page to your form.

ShowHow?

  1. Open the page containing your form by double-clicking the file in the Folder List.

If the Folder List is hidden, on the View menu, click Folder List.

  1. Right-click the form, and then click Form Properties.
  2. Click Options, and then click the Confirmation Page tab.
  3. In the URL of confirmation page box, type the file name and location of the confirmation page you just created, or click Browse to locate it.

 Notes 

  • If you are saving your form results to a database, you must save your confirmation page with an .asp extension.
  • To test the functionality of your form, you must first publish your Web site to a Web server. After the Web site is published, click Preview in Browser Preview in Browser button to test the form.
 
 
Applies to:
FrontPage 2003