Monday, January 12, 2009

Create a Web Database

FormLogix is a site designed to help users gather data over the web. FormLogix provides a complete solution for managing data over the web.

You may create your own application form in order to input records to your web database table.

For example, I've create a "Movie Database" application form (It took me only a few minutes!!!) through its WYSIWYG wonderful designer. It looks like this...

Through this application form I can input movie records. Other way, is to import from an excel file.

What you see up here is a query obtained through the strong data analysis tool.

Add a new movie through the application form up here, and see how this list is automatically updated with no intervention at all. This Web Database tool is really great!!!

The Data analysis window look like this...
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The FormLogix platform is easy to utilize and users do not require any technical or programming skills. Users are able to create web forms and publish them on their own web site or make it secure.

FormLogix is unique AJAX-based tool for creating any type of data driven form.

Thank you for reading "Create a Web Database".

Web Database Builder

Event Registration Form

Registration Forms are being used more and more...
If you want to invite people to an event you organize, you don't need to phone them or mail them, you just publish an event registration form in your site.

You don't need any programming skills to create the event registration form and publish it into your own the following ones...

All of these Event Registration Forms are templates you may use them, modify them and publish them in no time at all. Registrate to formlogix, and start using the WYSIWYG formlogix designer.

How can I use these templates to publish my own event registration form?

Registrate to formlogix
Go to the Data Center window and click on the link "Create a Form Based on a Template"
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You will be redirected to the search template window, press "View" to see in the right window the form selected, and press load in order to load it in the designer.

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In the designer, first you will need to change the form name (By default is "new form"), then modify the event registration form as needed, and then save it!. after saving it , the event registration form is completely yours and will be shown in the "Data Center" window together with all of your web forms. Finally, press the publish button and copy the code line (IFRAME or SCRIPT method) into your web site!

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That's all folks! you own an event registration form createded with the top of the line ASP.NET and AJAX technologies, with no even program a single line of code!

Thank you for reading: "Event Registration Form"

Web Form Builder

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Create a Survey Form

After reading this post you will be able to create and publish all kind of Survey Forms...

Here, you may see a Survey Form I've created...

Name of the Survey Form: "Survey Form BlogSpot"

The name will allow you to copy (clone) this Survey Form and make it yours, then, you may modify it to your own needs.

There are 3 simple steps to have a Survey Form working on your web site!

  1. Registrate to FormLogix

  2. Copy (Clone) the Web Form

  3. Publish it in your web site

Create and Publish a simple Survey Form it's easy. For those who want to implement all of the power that formlogix provides...keep reading...

Take advantage of the formlogix advanced tools:

As you can see, the Survey Form up here, provides the users the posibility to see the results of the survey. There are two different links that show the results, one is a table list showing the records of the fillers with their answers, and the other is a graph displaying the choice selected by the users (bars graph). How can it be done? The tabular list and the graph are internal data and belong to the owner of the Survey Form, the owner can see this kind of information in his formlogix account. The owner of the Survey Form can turn this information (or part of it) public, and add it to a link (as shown up here).

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Survey Form tabular list

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Survey Form Graph

How to make the list public?

1. Go to the Data Center will see all your web forms here. If you don't have a survey form yet, create one or copy (clone) a shared one as shown in step 2 (Create Form Based on a Shared Form).

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2. Click the "Data" link of the desired form to open the "Form Entries Window".

3. Here, you will choose all the fields you want to make them public, press go and see the results in the tabular list.
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4. Now press save in order to save the query, and provide a name and description, and check the "Create link to public report" checkbox .

5. Then, you will press "properties" and see the "Show Link" link, click it and copy the link from the url address! That's it! you did a public report and you can copy the url to the link element in the Survey Form as I did in my Survey Form up here.

How to make the graph public?

First do the steps 1 and 2 of the "howtomakethe list public".

Then, choose the field you want to summarize in the bar graph, press go, and then as explained before, choose save to make it public, choose properties and save the url link of the graph. see image.

The End!

Thanks for reading the post: "Create a Survey Form"

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Create and Place a Contact Form in your site

If you were thinking of placing a nice contact form in your own site, you'll like this post, if you though of making it in no time, you will love it!
Here, three simple steps to got the job done:
1. Registrate to FormLogix, 2. Choose the Web Contact Form you most like it, 3. Publish it in your own site!
The 1 and 3 steps I've already explained in detail in my previous post: How to create an order form. So I will explain here, the step 2, how to choose it...sounds simple? well... it is!

Name: "Contact BlogSpot"

Name: "Rounded Contact BlogSpot"

Login to FormLogix, go tothe data center where you will be able to see all your web forms. In order to copy one of these contact forms just , click on the "Create Form Based on a Shared Form" and search the choosed contact form by its name. The Contact Form will be opened in the designer, change the name (By default will be "new form") and save it! That's it, the form is yours.

after placing the contact formin your site, you will start receiving email alerts for every contact filling your form.

Thank you for reading the post "Create and Place a Contact Form in your site".

Thursday, December 18, 2008

How To Create an Order Form

Get your money out of paypal through payoneer
Excellent news from FormLogix!

Beside the fact that FormLogix allow us to easily create web forms in an online environment and publish them into our sites, since december the 12, 2008 FormLogix integrates four different methods to get money from an order form generated here.

The 4 methods are:

Paypal - Google Checkout- SWREG - Moneybookers

In this post I'll explain how to create an order form in FormLogix incorporating PayPal as the payment method (my personal favorite), and publish this order form in your web, then you will be able to start selling your goods or services from the order form created.

How much time it will take to insert an order form in my web site?

About 10 minutes:

  1. Paypal Registration (4 minutes)

  2. FormLogix Registration (less than a minute)

  3. Cloning an existent order form (1 minute)

  4. Modify the order form to your own needs (2 minutes)

  5. Adding the payment method (1 minute)

  6. Publish your order form (1 minute)

I'll explain these steps in detail!

1- PayPal Registration (Back to Top)

Press here to start registration at PayPal.
After pressing the link, the next page will show up... go to the end of the page and press the button "Sign Up Today!". see snapshot.

After clicking on the button "Sign Up Today", you will be redirected to the choosing account page. see snapshot.

Here you will need to find your country in the combobox and choose between the "Premier Account" and "Business Account". The "Personal Account" it will be good only for buying but not for selling products.
The "Premier Account" is for individuals who want to buy and/or sell , and the "Business Account" is intended for business use, Companies or Shops who want to sell over the internet. Press the button "Get Started" to input your info for the elected account.

Fill up all the required fields and press the button "Agree and Create Account".

Congratulations! You already have a PayPal Account.

In your free time, fill up the info of your visa international credit card. The money of your sales will be added to your paypal account and you'll be able to extract money in a daily base. After requesting the money will take about 4-5 days to be transferred to your bank account (The bank account of the provided credit card). U.S. residents may transfer money from the paypal account straight to their bank accounts (credit card not needed) taking about two days the operation.
Open an account and send money it's free, but PayPal collect money each time you extract money from your account. you may see the fees here. Paypal will collect 4 euros (o 5 us dollars) every time you extract money.

Well, we may continue with next step...

2- FormLogix Registration (Back to top)

This step is very easy to accomplish, press here and type your name, company, mail and choose a password for your account... see snapshot.

Input your personal data and press the button "Register". That's it! You belong to the FormLogix Comunity!

3- Cloning an existent Order Form (Back to top)

I could explain how to create an order form from scratch, but I decide to explain how to clone an existent order form, due to the fact that I'm sure you don't have time for long explanations... I leave the create from scratch for the upcoming post.
Ok. Get into your account, you will be automatically redirected to the Data Center Page.

Now press the link "Create Form Based on a Shared Form". see snapshot.

Here, you will be able to search among all the web forms that other users decided to share with the entire comunity.
I've specially prepared an order form to be cloned by you. Search the order form by the name of "Order Form SP Book - Paypal".

In order to see the order form in the lef side window click in the name form link (View Form), when you're sure this is the order form you wanted, press the stamp icon in order to clone it.

By clicking on the stamp icon, the selected order form will be open in the formlogix window designer...

What you need to do right now is to change the order form name, since by default is given the name of "new form". Provide an adecuate name, then save it!. Now the order form is only yours. It will appear in your form list (Data Center), and you may decide to share it with the comunity or not. We have finished the more tedious part. From now on, I promess it will be just fun!.

4- Modify the order form to your own needs (Back to top)

We already have cloned the order form, now we need to modify it, unless you want start selling my mother's poetry book. :-)
My mother's order form...

Let's continue... After saving the order form we are still inside the designer. We are going to modify this order form to our own needs.
Basically, we need to delete or change the images in the order form and delete or change the labels on it.
Let's say we want to sell some of the 1800's 3 dollar bills my grand-grandpa has hidden under the mattress.

We'll change the book image by the three dollar bill image. Leave the paypal image as it (It is good for us). The image settings window will show up at the right side after clicking on the image, find the property "path", click "browse", and search the image in you pc (the image is taken from your pc. I found the 3 dollar bill by googling). see previous snapshot.

Now we need to modify labels, their position in the order form and delete those we dont need. This is super-intuitive because the high level of the WYSIWYG formlogix designer, but if you have any doubt or question, leave me a message in the blog comment form or in my personal contact form designed also with this tool (right sidebar).

I've also changed the price label text, since we want to charge 50 dollars for each three dollar bill.

Don't forget to save the order form.

So far, we have created a very nice web form, but, in order to convert this web form in a fully functional order form that by clicking on the "Buy" button redirect the buyer to the paypal buying page...we need to add the information regarding the payment method...

5- Adding the Paymant Method (Back to top)

Getting to the end... We now must add the payment method (Called also "Payment Integration") to the order form. In order to integrate the payment method, click in the last parameter of the form settings, called "Payment Integration".
Choose PayPal and press "Continue". see snapshot.

Enter your seller email, product name, price and currency in the second tab (Payment Configuration).

After clicking on "Finish" we will see:
Payment method successfully saved!
You can now test the method with this Link
By pressing the link, you will be able to check the paypal payment page, the same page that will be displayed to your clients after pressing the "Buy" button of your order form.
We may say now, that we've finished the order form with all the needful data!.
You now must insert the order form in your site...

6- Publish your order form (Back to top)

We're almost done here. This is very easy... There are five different publish methods. You need to press the "publish" icon, then choose "SCRIPT" or "IFRAME". Copy the displayed code in your web site!. see snapshot.


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