Discussion in 'Computing' started by Uncle Bully, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Uncle Bully

    Uncle Bully Guest

    Just looking for a product that is good for developing electronic forms?
    I've never come across application that does this easily. I've had a play
    with Infopath, Outlook Forms, had a go at some ASP, but couldn't find a
    simple way of doing what I want. I want to be able to create a form with
    simple text fields, check boxes and drop down menus that can be pushed into
    a database and send notifications etc. Must be able to run anywhere so I'm
    thinking ASP/Web is the way to go.
    Any ideas?
    Uncle Bully, Aug 1, 2004
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  2. Uncle Bully

    Rod Speed Guest

    I use Access for that.
    Rod Speed, Aug 1, 2004
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  3. Uncle Bully

    W Guest

    In news:, Uncle Bully bitched and moaned:
    What is the purpose of this interface?

    If it is just to enter data locally, for a single user, as RS suggested
    Access might be enough.

    If on the otherhand you are looking to recieve input from numerous sources,
    then a web application might be the path required, however depending on the
    amount of data an open source database server could be an option.
    W, Aug 1, 2004
  4. Uncle Bully

    Uncle Bully Guest

    I want to do things like a leave form. eg Form has feilds such as name,
    manager, dates, reason etc. They post the form which sends a notifcation to
    their manager, the manager can then approve or reject it, which it then gets
    sent onto HR who can then export the data into a format to input into the
    payroll system.
    I'm sure every company everywhere has a need for something like this but
    I've never come across anything before. Everywhere I've ever worked still
    uses paper. Ideally it should be non-platform specific (ie Web based) so
    that it can be run from an Intranet in multiple locations where they may use
    different software, and also it'd should be easy to modify. I'm currently
    using Outlook Forms which has scripting support, but it's a bit dodgy the
    way ti works, and you have to have an Exchange Server to run them (not good
    for remote offices).
    Uncle Bully, Aug 2, 2004
  5. Kathryn van Nieuwkerk, Aug 2, 2004
  6. Uncle Bully

    Uncle Bully Guest

    Thanks. This may not solve my form problem, but it will fix a problem I've
    had with sharing remote mailboxes.
    Uncle Bully, Aug 2, 2004
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