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I have a page that has a form whose method is "get" for an action page so that I get a fully qualified url with query string attached.  I do this so that when I load another window with some frames in it, I can easily pass around the query string part of the url from page to page.  When the initial submission runs, my target window page (a frameset) receives the query string successfully (I debug and see the string intact).  So, in the frameset, I load a page into one of the frames and basically want to "pass through" that query string to the secondary page in that frame.  In the code for that secondary page I have a debug process that shows me (from Java) what the query string is and lo-and-behold, there is only one parameter in the query string instead of the 5 that were sent to the frameset page.  I am really confused about this?  Anyone have any ideas?
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Furthermore, I just turned on the debugging features of CF server and have discovered that it appears as if the query string is intact, yet when I pass it to the next page, I only get the first page.  In otherwords, the frameset page receieves the following:

?page=acctnum=1098&acctname=Mike+Craig

but if I query #url.page#, i only get

acctnum=1098

why is that?
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To add a little more...I think I have the problem mostly figured out so here is my final question (I think)..what is the syntax to pass the entire query string from one location to another?
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The query string can be accessed from the CGI.QUERY_STRING variable within Cold Fusion.  You can pass it to another page like this:

Hyperlink example:

<CFOUTPUT>
  <A HREF="page.cfm?#CGI.QUERY_STRING#">click here</A>
</CFOUTPUT>

Does that help in your situation?
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yes and you get the points.  but if you could comment...for some reason I tried cgi.query_string and it failed but when I used just query_string it worked...why?  And lastly...is there nothing more that we can do with the url field type than access parameters in it...no iterating through it, no way to just access the whole url?
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Not sure why CGI.QUERY_STRING didn't work..what did it do?

As for getting the rest of the URL, you can get the whole thing in pieces:

http://www.mysite.com/page.cfm?parm1=yes

CGI.SERVER_NAME="www.mysite.com"
CGI.SCRIPT_NAME="/page.cfm"
CGI.QUERY_STRING="parm1=yes"

and there are lots more CGI variables..there are not really any special functions to work with the URL, but you should be able to do just about anything you need with those variables...or you can resort to using javascript.
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