<![CDATA[ Total Noob here. Need help with forms. Employment application returning "blank" as value, rather than what user entered. - MODX Community Forums]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/?thread=102927 <![CDATA[Total Noob here. Need help with forms. Employment application returning "blank" as value, rather than what user entered.]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/102927/total-noob-here-need-help-with-forms-employment-application-returning-blank-as-value-rather-than-what-user-entered#dis-post-554265
Totally new to Modx, and from the looks of it, the new company I am working for is using an older version of Modx.

I have been asked to fix a bug with our website in which a prospective employee fills out an online employment application, but the "Position" field shows as a value of "blank" when the form's contents are mailed to HR.

Also, how do I add an image to the auto-reponder (the email that gets sent to a prospective employee when they submit an online application)?

Again, I am very familiar with HTML, CSS, Javascript, but MODX is completely foreign to me and I don't even know where to begin.

Any assistance is great appreciated.

-Rob]]>
pillownapper Oct 03, 2017, 07:22 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/102927/total-noob-here-need-help-with-forms-employment-application-returning-blank-as-value-rather-than-what-user-entered#dis-post-554265
<![CDATA[Re: Total Noob here. Need help with forms. Employment application returning "blank" as value, rather than what user entered.]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/102927/total-noob-here-need-help-with-forms-employment-application-returning-blank-as-value-rather-than-what-user-entered#dis-post-554273
The version of MODX should be listed somewhere on the Manager page, so you can report it here for more help.]]>
BobRay Oct 04, 2017, 05:52 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/102927/total-noob-here-need-help-with-forms-employment-application-returning-blank-as-value-rather-than-what-user-entered#dis-post-554273
<![CDATA[Re: Total Noob here. Need help with forms. Employment application returning "blank" as value, rather than what user entered.]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/102927/total-noob-here-need-help-with-forms-employment-application-returning-blank-as-value-rather-than-what-user-entered#dis-post-554266
Welcome to the MODX forums.

You'll want to look at the input field for position and take note of the name attribute. Whatever the name attribute is is what you need to call in your chunk that gets emailed.

So for example if the input field looked like this

<input id="position" name="position" value="[[!fi.position]]> 


Then in your email chunk you'll need to call it using:

[[+position]]


Feel free to check out this tutorial for a quick overview on setting up a working form.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YKjA7jc3Tc


With regards to adding an image to your autoresponder you'll just need to upload an image somewhere and then reference it in your autoresponders chunk.]]>
lkfranklin Oct 03, 2017, 07:29 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/102927/total-noob-here-need-help-with-forms-employment-application-returning-blank-as-value-rather-than-what-user-entered#dis-post-554266