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Collecting, storing user input for a dynamic site

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  1. Chris Douglass
    Chris Douglass avatar
    15 posts
    29 Sep 2005
    06 Feb 2009
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    Is there a way via say Lists within SF to create a form that allows data entry by site visitor and have that data processed and stored in the backend by SF (or with a little code on our part to process the data)?  I know the primary focus for a CMS is the backend content generation but for sites that solicit a lot of data input from their visitors or say ecommerce sites that need to collect inforamation to process a sales transaction, are there any built-in SF capabilities that we can extend to help reduce the dev overhead?

    It'd be great to define a list within SF and have that data be input by the user instead of statically on the backend by a content creator.  I'm guessing with a little coding perhaps a custom module could be created that leverages SF data management capabilities (and ideally search indexing capabilities) so user inputted data can be managed by SF as well.

    Any thoughts, suggestions are welcome!  I've already created a site from the ground up that does it's own data input processing, data storage/retrieval, etc.  It sure would be nice to gain some faster time to market with SF for dynamic websites and have that data manageable and integrateable with the rest of SF's data display capabilities...

  2. Georgi
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    3583 posts
    28 Oct 2016
    09 Feb 2009
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    Hello Chris Douglass,

    You can have this functionality with Sitefinity.

    For example, you may create a user control, which could be placed on the public page. The user submit some information in the fields, hits a Save a button (just an example) and the content goes in some module. It can be in any module actually. If you want to save information in the Lists module, then the Lists module API would be of help:
    Let me know on the exact functionality you want to achieve, and I will elaborate more about it.

    Best wishes,
    the Telerik team

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