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I am using InterDevs dtc grid on an asp. Is there anyway to make the information displayed in the grid into a hyperlink. ie clicking on John Smith's name takes you to his page?
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Right-click on the grid DTC, select Properties, select the Data tab, click on "Add Unbound Column". Name the new column as you wish by putting say "A Computed HyperLink" into the "Header:" field. Put an expression similar to the one below into the "Field/Expression:" field:

='<A HREF="ABC.ASP?ID=' + [CustomerID] + '">' + [CustomerID] + '</A>'

In this case you're building a URL from the Recordset's CustomerID field.

You can also look in the following MS KB Article and go to the section '9) Add the PageObject'
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q192/6/65.asp
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Points up for ya. That worked well, but can you tell me this:
What I am doing is showing a preview table based on a sql statement built with a query according to their criteria. Let's say the customer's name is the link in the grid. How do I use the Id in the url to paste back into the sql statement and show only that record?. Right now what I have is a drop down combo box at the bottom of the grid that houses all the Customer's names, they browse thru the grid find the order they would like to see and then select the customers name from the dropdown, and then click another button to view that record.
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Crit,

I don't understand what you want to do. Can you give a simple example as a comment that illustrates what you need.


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When you click hyperlink I need to make the page post a hidden sql statement to the next page, I also need to be able to use the ?id=blah as a variable on the next page.


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I'm confused. The hyperlink on the first page would be something like HREF=detail.asp?cust_id=1023 and detail.asp would use cust_id=1023 to build it's page.

What am I missing?
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by the time I am through with this I shall gladly hand over all points. Let's say I use details.asp?Cust_id=12301. After clicking on the hyperlink, and going to details.asp?Cust_id=12301
How would I use the 12301 as a variable on the that page. Example
Select * from blah where cust_id = variable(12301)
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In the ASP VB script (details.asp) you would have a line like:

<% set variable = request.querystring("variablename") %>

or in your example

<% set cust_id = request.querystring("cust_id") %>

and then your select would look something like:

select * from blah where cust_id = :cust_id


Is that what you're looking for? Try it out and let me know.


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I tried that but for the life of me I couldn't get the variable.
Thing is  one page one user is allowed to search by several options (query returns about 50 fields). Page two is only a preview with a grid showing only 5 fields (allowing them to narrow their search even more)When they click on the hyperlink int the grid, they need to be taken to page three (which shows all 50 fields for that record)

The way I have it now: Page two shows preview records. Dropdown box shows order_no. They pick which order_no they wish to view, and then submit. This post's the index number of the drop down box to the next page. moving the recordset to the absolute position indicated by the drop down index. And from hear they can also click on the recordset navbar to view next previous records with same criteria. (the sql statment is built on the first page and passed through all three pages so that I have the variables from the first page)

In the hyperlink version I am working on now when a user clicks on the hyperlink, all the hidden information needs to also be posted to (ex: details.asp?Order_no=10121) then using the sql statement built on the first page I need to be able to pull the order_no variable into the sql statment.

I might not be explaining properly enough, as it is definitely easier to show than to explain. your help is/has been greatly appreciated.
Crit
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What's your question now? From your last comment, I'm not sure if you are saying that your script can't read the variable(s) passed along via the URL or something else.

Here's some URLs to check out which seem to have some decent examples of ASP and QueryString...

http://msdn.microsoft.com/developer/enterprise/zdjournals/sqlweb.htm
http://asp.ausweb.net.au/getstarted/ms/guide/asgget.htm
http://search.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/16/22/it1622.005.html

Let me know.

David
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Hey Dave,
Here's your points thanks for the help, I think I should be able to figure out the problem from your help and the links you have provided. Thanks again,
Critter
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Hey Dave,
I got it working. Thanks for all your help
Crit
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Cool! Glad to have helped.
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