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I can't believe no one has mentioned CGI::Formbuilder yet:

I believe that Nathan Wiger has scratched this itch particularly well, making it very straight forward to do complicated things with CGI forms very simply.

For posperity here is the SYNOPSYS from the documentation

use CGI::FormBuilder; # Let's assume we did a DBI query to get existing values my $dbval = $sth->fetchrow_hashref; my $form = CGI::FormBuilder->new( method => 'POST', fields => [qw/name email phone gender/], values => $dbval, validate => { email => 'EMAIL', phone => 'PHONE' } +, required => 'ALL', font => 'arial,helvetica', ); # Change gender field to have options $form->field(name => 'gender', options => [qw/Male Female/]); if ($form->submitted && $form->validate) { my $fields = $form->field; # get form fields as hashref # Do something to update your data (you would write this) do_data_update($fields->{name}, $fields->{email}, $fields->{phone}, $fields->{gender}); # Show confirmation screen print $form->confirm(header => 1); # Email the person a brief confirmation $form->mailconfirm(to => $fields->{email}); } else { # Print out the form print $form->render(header => 1); }
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Clayton aka "Tex"

In reply to Re: (jeffa) Re: Generalising Forms from CGI.pm by clscott
in thread Generalising Forms from CGI.pm by Cody Pendant

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