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ColdFusion - How to pass form variables from a form thru a CFGrid page to a 3rd data display page

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This is a pretty urgent question.

I have a set of pages I am trying to input form filter data, pass it thru a cfgrid page (which uses it as a filter criteria to get the query data), and pass it to a third page, which will end up using the variable as a form variable.

User selects optionA and optionB.

Both are passed to cfgrid where I display the grid data based on query output that matches optionA, and where optionB (which is one of 6 fields in the table) = Yes.

I.E.:

<cfif #form.OptionB# eq 'Arrangements'>

<cfquery name="LookupTask" datasource="#session.datasource#" >
Select RecNum,OptionA,fld2, fld3, fld4, fld5, Authorization, Reconciliation, Payment, Administration, Accountability
FROM TableA
WHERE fld5 = 'Yes' and OptionA = '#form.OptionA#' and Arrangements = 'Yes';
</cfquery>
      <cfoutput><input type=hidden name="tempOptionB" value="Arrangements"></cfoutput>
      <cfif #LookupTask.RecordCount# eq 0 >
            <Script>alert("There are no Records ready at this time.");
             location.href="first form";
             </script>
      <cfelse>
                       show cfgrid   (select record number to get to next page)

                </cfif>

When I get to the 3rd page, I am getting errors that the tempOptionB does not exist.  I have even tried setting it as a cfparam and a session variable.  The value just won't pass thru the grid page to the next page.

 Thanks in advance!

ptslv

Any ideas as to how I can accomplish this in the next 24 hours would be greatly appreciated!
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I'm not sure if you are using a form but you could try passing the values as hidden form fields.  This is a tag by Ben Forta that is easy to use and automatically takes any form fields and creates hidden fields to pass to the next page...

http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?view=sn131&extID=1000001

The tag is called cf_embedfields  The link to the tag is also here:

http://www.forta.com/cf/tags/

Hope that helps.

Ike
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Thanks for the response, Ike.  I relooked at my code.  I was using a hidden field at one point, which didn't work.  The hidden variable would pass to the second page, which was the grid page, but then it would drop out.  So I changed it to a session variable, which I could update.  I found that I had set the session variable in the wrong place.  

I haven't tried the cf_embedfields, but I will take a look at it for future reference.  Again, thanks for the help.

ptslv
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