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    I’m so confused with the 12th step.Please demonstrate an example as to how a web page can actually pass some of its data through this external call.Im concerned here with how this web page works with my form.


    The method you reference uses the API to create new instances and populate them with outside data. It requires that you build a web service or other similar script. Step 12 gives you the API that is specific to the form that you have published. you use this API in the web service that you have built. This of course requires the technical ability to write a web service or similar script.

    For more information, please contact your PerfectForms Account Executive.

    Here is the page on API in our documentation, it contains links to the various API methods:

    PerfectForms™ API

    PerfectForms™ Help Guide > Administering and Integrating PerfectForms™ >

    PerfectForms™ API (Application Programming Interface) allows third party applications to pass data into PerfectForms™ or extract data from it. They can query and modify account-wide data programmatically and invisibly. The most common uses for the API are:

    • creating a new form instance and populating fields with data

    • updating existing form fields

    • deleting a form instance

    • reading data from an existing form instance.

    Alternatively to the API, you can pass data between a form and a third party application or database using Connections, (see the Administering Connections and Integration topics).

    The PerfectForms™ API consists of a set of Web Services based on the SOAP/.Net 2.0 protocol.

    PerfectForms™ has three different API types:

    • Account API – Query and modify account-wide data. This common service is found at the “…/api/api.asmx” URL.

    • Form API – Query and modify form-specific data. Each published form has a dedicated service to read data from and write data to PerfectForms™ form instances. This form-specific service is at the URL you receive from the form’s link dialog. Each form has its own service. For example: “/api/forms/rZtAg7gAggAAcgQM_My_Form.asmx”

    • Portal API – Query user-specific data such as lists of viewable forms or pending notifications. This enables developers to create their own web portal where users can log in and view forms, reports and notifications.

    Updated: 10/22/2010 Page url: /Documentation/manual/html/?fg_perfectforms_api.htm

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