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How can I make ASP return a Hyperlinked email field

Posted on 1999-01-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I am a newbie to database programming, so please explain your answer thoroughly- thanx:)  I am starting to put together an intranet for the company I work for.  The heart of my problem lies at creating a directory with email search feature.  I can get the results to come up properly (FirstName, LastName, and EmailAddress), however, I would like the email address to hyperlink to the users mail program and automatically providing the email address in the TO: text box.  I have searched a long time for the solution to this problem, but have come up empty.  This is my last hope.  Thanx to all that attempt to help me.
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ID: 1857894
I will assume the database recordset is called "RS" and the field name is called "EMail":

<A HREF="mailto:<%=rs("EMail")%>"><%=rs("EMail")%></A>

this will create an email link to the person with the email as a hyperlink.

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ID: 1857895
Sorry MasseyM, but this did not work for me.  I am using FP98 if that makes a difference. This may be partly due to my lack of knowledge about setting up databases. I am guessing by viewing the code that my recordset is called fp_rs(i changed your code and tried it but that didn't work either).  Any further help is greatly appreciated, and I will be happy to give you the points the second it works!

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ID: 1857896
MasseyM - You were right!  I got it too work!  You are a genius!  Please lock the questin again so I can award you the points.  Thanx a MM!!!

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ID: 1857897
Can you email the database and asp page to me?  I will see what I can do.

(Zipped format will work fine.)

- matt
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ID: 1857898
Sorry... I guess I was looking at a cached page... You're welcome.


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Thanx Again!

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