[development] Using the Forms API to post information to an external source
hovercrafter at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 25 16:56:16 UTC 2009
If you specify it as a full url ie:
It should work. I use the same thing on a site in D6 where videos
uploaded are uploaded directly to our encoding server and it handles all
the validations, etc.
Brian Vuyk wrote:
> Oops - that was a typo. #action was indeed what I meant, however, it
> only allows internal Drupal paths, so I can't point to to anything outside.
> Jamie Holly wrote:
> > #method specifies the way the form is submitted (either POST or GET).
> > You want to change [#action] to the URL you want. Of course doing that
> > will remove any validation from the form in FAPI. You will have to do
> > all the validation yourself.
> > Jamie Holly
> > http://www.intoxination.net http://www.hollyit.net
> > Brian Vuyk wrote:
> >> Hello all.
> >> For one of my clients, we have a long multistep form that we use to
> >> collect information for a user and enroll him / her in a course. One
> >> thing we would like to do is POST some information to an external API.
> >> Is it possible, using the FAPI, to POST data to an external source? I
> >> was going to user $form['#method'], however, that only allows
> >> internal paths.
> >> Worst case scenario, I could create a custom submit callback which
> >> POSTS the data over using CURL, but I am hoping to find a more
> >> elegant solution.
> >> Any suggestions?
> >> Thanks in advance,
> >> Brian
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