Forms over multiple pagesAutor: Andy W.
I had created a form for collecting social media & messenger account information from linked visitors. Because I do not (yet) have the skills to make fields magically appear after data is entered into a previous line (via drop-down box) the form ended up being very long, and unappealing.
I have now broken the form down into 3 pages, using the confirmation page option to move forward. The pages look so much better, and less overwhelming.
Ideally, I would like to store data collected in pages 1 & 2 to a file, which is then picked-up on page 3 and sent to the DB as a whole (single entry). But I fear that again, this would be a little too involving for me at this stage.
As it is currently configured, data is sent to the DB after each and every page. This simple method could work for now. But it could get messy quickly if 2 or more users are using the form(s) at the same time.
I guess the easiest way forward is to somehow link the 3 pages with a unique session id, which can then be sent and tied together in the DB. But I have no idea where to start with this, or what to search for more information.
Any ideas, tools, or direction would be greatly appreciated.