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Setting up a Spring Web Form for ACER Scholarships

ACER (the Australian Council for Educational Research) run several scholarship programs in use by schools.

Spring Web Forms will allow you to create a form for parents to apply online.

Please note, the documentation that is provided by ACER is exceptionally confusing and often has the incorrect information.

The only information required from ACER to setup the Spring Web Form is as follows:

  1. Which scholarship program - ACEP, SST or both.
  2. School code (a 4 digit code) - this is always the same year to year.
  3. Level Applied for (a 1 digit number) - they may have several levels.
  4. The 'SpecID' (a 1 digit number) - they may have several specids.

eg:

  • scholarship: sst
  • schoolCode: 6016
  • levelAppliedFor: 2
  • specId: 4

Confirming Spring Web Form support for ACER is enabled

Creating the form requires that Spring Web Forms are enabled for the site. Check to see if when creating or editing a page the Web Form tab (1) is available. Support for ACER also requires the ACER Action (2) to be available:

Web Form

If either feature above is not available, please lodge a support request.

Creating the Spring Web Form

1. On the Web Form tab, choose ACER from the Form Type > Action menu:

Select the Action

2. In the Form Details section enter the required Submit Button text, ie. 'Apply for SST Level 1'

Submit Button text

3. In the first Form Field Definition section click the 'Add a Row' button twice so you have a total of 3 Form Field Definition sections

4. In the first Form Field Definition enter the following details:

  1. Type: Hidden
  2. ID: "schoolCode"
  3. Value: <4 digit number>

Entering the SchoolCode

4. In the second Form Field Definition enter the following details:

  1. Type: Hidden
  2. ID: "levelAppliedFor"
  3. Value: <1 digit number>

Entering the levelAppliedFor

4. In the third Form Field Definition enter the following details:

  1. Type: Hidden
  2. ID: "specId"
  3. Value: <1 digit number>

Entering the specID

5. Save the page and view the result.