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Can you save CF code in an Access database?

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I am working on a workaround but ideally I would like to do this:

I have a field in an Access database (have tried text and memo fields) and am trying to store CF variables such as

...mailto:#PE.Active#?cc=#PE.Backup#&Subject=Webmaster...

But the email opens with the variables literally as #PE.Active# instead of their values...



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by:bwasyliuk
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I store variables, etc in my database (always need to be careful that they exist when doing the following, but it works):

I might have a value like this in a database field: "this is a string with a variable called 'test', its value is"&variable.test

This is of course a very contrived example, but you can take this value (lets say it is in Col1) and evaluate it:

<cfoutput>#evaluate(myquery.Col1)#</cfoutput>

Let me know if you need me to explain further.
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by:firstbankak
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Hmmmm...here's literally what I am trying to accomplish:

<cfoutput query='test'>
<a href='#mhLink#'>#mhName#</a>
</cfoutput>


where mhLink = "mailto:#PE.Active#?cc=#PE.Backup#&Subject=Webmaster"
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by:bwasyliuk
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So, you could do:

<cfoutput query='test'>
<a href='#evaluate(mhLink)#'>#mhName#</a>
</cfoutput>

Of course, the #PE.Active# and #PE.Backup# variables have to exist prior to this evaluate step.
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by:firstbankak
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You know, that didn't work, but thanks for helping out I'm just going to go another way with this...
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by:bwasyliuk
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Out of curiosity - which part didnt work?
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by:usachrisk1983
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You need to use quotes in the DB, so it should look like this:

'mailto:' & #PE.Active# & '?cc=' & #PE.Backup# & '&Subject=Webmaster'

Then you could use:

evaluate(yourQuery.yourColumn)
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by:dgrafx
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why not use a "flag"
real basic ex:
at time of insert or update db you put in the flag

for ex, you insert this text:
"mailto:^PEActive^?cc=^PEBackup^&Subject=Webmaster"

Then when you pull it out:
#replace(PE.yourdbfield,"^PEActive^",PE.Active,"all")#

I'm assuming your query name is "PE"

et cetera
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by:usachrisk1983
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How did this work for you?  If it didn't work with the hash marks from my previous example, try removing them - - but this should work.
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by:bwasyliuk
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Believe my code & usachrisk1983's code are virtually the same - and would both solve the question.
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by:usachrisk1983
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I agree with bwasyliuk, and if the poster had any problems with them, I'm sure we'd both be happy to continue to try and debug the problems.
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by:dgrafx
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Hello guys
I do believe mine is the best solution.
Real simple and straight forward.
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by:firstbankak
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Please close this question.  The individual who initiated the question with me is no longer employed here.

Thank you!
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dgrafx earned 500 total points
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Well that hardly seems fair to us, firstbankak.
We, sometimes, put a lot of work into these questions.
And even when question is fairly simply, like this one, the job was completed and our only pay is a few points.
Thank You
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