AUI forms - how do I access the data

I can figure out how to create a form using the AUI compact forms macro. I’ll be darned if I have any idea how to access any data that people submit using my form. Not even sure where to look for this information.

What do you mean by that? It sounds like you might be using something like ConfiForms? If that’s the case you should either post in the Atlassian Community or have a look at the ConfiForms support page since this is the Developer Community. However if you are actually working with AUI yourself and you have a form that looks like this:

<form id="your-form" class="aui">

You can either add an action URL to it which will be called upon submitting:

<form id="your-form" class="aui" action="/servlet/something/your.action">

Or you can use jQuery to get the data and do something else with it: