Looking for some help catching flash as3 POST command with python.
Anyone done this? below is my AS3 Code:(I have on pretty good authority that this part is right)

function savedata(event:MouseEvent):void { 
	 trace ("i've been clicked");
	 var myData:URLRequest = new URLRequest("user_info.py")
         myData.method = URLRequestMethod.POST
         var variables:URLVariables = new URLVariables()
         variables.fullname = fullname.text
         myData.data = variables

it points to the user_info.py which reads:

#this 'import' part is a guess
import POST

# Retrieve  shared variables
mallvars = POST()

#Read a shared variable
fullname = mallvars.fullname

# Write a shared variable
import datetime
import time

#set the text file name
from time import strftime
the_time = strftime("%Y-%m-%d_%H.%M.%S")
myFile = "gal-01_"
myFile += str(the_time)
myFile += ".csv"

#Convert all captured variables to strings
w1 = str(fullname)

# Write Variables to file in CSV format
text_file = open('C:\%s' % myFile, "w")

text_file.write("Name, ")
text_file.write(" \n")


Any help with an approach to this is appreciated.

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Last Post by perica.zivkovic

thanks for the reply. That looks like it's for a web service, this is for a standalone application that will go on a touch screen kiosk. I don't think setting up a web server on each machine would be a good idea. I'm so shocked that over the last 10+ years I've been working with flash that they haven't bothered to write this ability into the program.


Well you can put webserver on one central place and then call it from every kiosk and save data to it (or database).

On the other hand I was executing external apps from as3 something like this

import flash.net.navigateToURL;
import flash.net.URLRequest;

myButton.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, runApp);

function runApp(event:MouseEvent):void {
  var url:String = "MyApp.exe";
  var request:URLRequest = new URLRequest(url);

and that was working good. So I'm guessing that if you replace "MyApp.exe" with "python_script.py parameter1 parameter2" you can use sys.argv (http://www.faqs.org/docs/diveintopython/kgp_commandline.html) to get your parameters in the python script.

Hope this helps, my as3 knowledge is not greatest :-)

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