How to create a record in a Kentico BizForm through the Kentico API

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Michael Roma

The following example shows how to create a record in a Kentico BizForm through the Kentico API.

Function that creates a record in a BizForm called "Form_Signup":

using CMS.FormEngine;
using CMS.CMSHelper;
using CMS.SettingsProvider;
using CMS.FormControls;
using CMS.DataEngine;

// function that saves the signup form to the database
public static int SaveSignupForm(SignupFormModel model)
	// get form definition
	BizFormInfo bfi = BizFormInfoProvider.GetBizFormInfo(
		"Form_Signup", CMSContext.CurrentSiteName);

	// check if valid
	if (bfi != null)
		// get the type
		DataClassInfo dci = DataClassInfoProvider.GetDataClass(bfi.FormClassID);
		if (dci != null)
			// get a provider
			BizFormItemProvider bProvider = new BizFormItemProvider();

			// create the record
			BizFormItem rec = BizFormItem.New(dci.ClassName, bProvider);

			// set the field value
			rec.SetValue("Email", model.Email);                                        
			rec.SetValue("FormInserted", DateTime.Now);
			rec.SetValue("FormUpdated", DateTime.Now);

			// insert
			// update count
			BizFormInfoProvider.RefreshDataCount(bfi.FormName, bfi.FormSiteID);			
			// return new rec id
			return rec.ItemID;

If you want to also send confirmation emails and/or notification emails, add the following to the end of the function:

// get the content for the emails
IDataClass content = DataClassFactory.NewDataClass(dci.ClassName, rec.ItemID);
BizForm f = new BizForm();

// check if confirmation
if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(bfi.FormConfirmationSendFromEmail))
		content, bfi);

// check if notification
if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(bfi.FormSendFromEmail) && !string.IsNullOrEmpty(bfi.FormSendToEmail))
		content, bfi);


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