[thelist] Data capture in Drupal...

Tony Crockford tonyc at boldfish.co.uk
Thu Sep 10 11:58:24 CDT 2009

On 10 Sep 2009, at 13:56, Fred Jones wrote:

>>> I need to create a data capture table.
>>> Theuser goes to a form, enters data in fields 1, 2 and 3 etc...
>>> I then store that in my DB in a drupal, or custom table..
>>> I'm hugely confused how to do that...
>>> Anyone know if a module or a how to to point me in teh right  
>>> direction?
>> If it is just capturing data, you may want to use 'WebForm'
>> http://drupal.org/project/webform
> Not "may" want to use. You ABSOLUTELY want to use this and not CCK.
> Unless you have bizarre requirements, then webform was made for
> precisely what you describe.

I didn't get that the OP wanted to email data from a form or save it  
to a CSV file - WebForm would need an extra processing script to save  
the data to a database?

but it's clearly suitable for data capture if emailing the results are  
required - e.g. feedback, or contact details, or to be handled by a  
form processor script already written.

apologies if I've made the issue more complex.


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