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You can't submit data to a static XML page. You will need to submit data to some sort of application server page that has been written to accept the data. Have you looked at the Flex in a Week http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/videotraining/ training? Day 2 shows you how to grab data from a dynamic server page and Day 3 shows you how to send data. The examples provide you with pre-built server pages. For your own examples you will have to figure out which technology works best for you, but it will require some programming.
Thanks for the tip. I had a programmer buddy of mine write a simple form to submit it via PHP. I figure that having something to work with will help me a great deal in the future. I can normally hold my own in these types of areas by modifying and tweaking another application.
If you are going to start learning some back-end technologies, i highly recommend ColdFusion (and no, I don't work for Adobe!). CF is really easy to learn and very powerful. You will also be able to find lots of hosting companies that have inexpensive plans. I come from a non-programming background, too, and I was able to teach myself CF from a book (Ben Forta's ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit aka CFWACK) in a really short time. Just some unsolicited advice....There are lots of resources to help you with CF/Flex integration, too.