[development] After form submit

Andrew Berry andrewberry at sentex.net
Thu Jul 30 17:06:39 UTC 2009

On 30-Jul-09, at 12:37 PM, Salvador Benimeli wrote:

> I'm not sure If it would be easier with CCK and views or with FAPI  
> or I can't do that with drupal

A few options:

- http://drupal.org/project/webform is great for creating forms which  
send off emails. You'd still have to write something to automatically  
mark and remove unpaid participants.

- http://drupal.org/project/signup and related modules may also do  
what you need, possibly without any coding at all (see the list of  
modules on the page)

- You could probably do the whole ecommerce flow (with online payment)  
with ubercart + cck + views + workflow modules.

- You could write a form yourself as it sounds like you're all ready  
doing, with a second form for admins to mark payment (assuming that's  
your plan). Your goals sound simple enough that if you want to learn  
module development, this would be a good way to go. You'll probably  
want to read:

(implementing the validate and submit functions for your forms, to  
answer your original question)
http://api.drupal.org/api/function/hook_cron (for expiring unpaid  
http://api.drupal.org/api/function/drupal_mail (don't call mail()  
http://api.drupal.org/api/function/check_plain (to ensure your site  
doesn't get hacked via XSS - just as important as db_query() with  

Depending on how much time you have, it's probably worth playing  
around with a few of these options to see what fits best.

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