Datagrid with inline Javascript calling a popup window is giving me an issue

I have a datagrid that has a hyperlink column with the following formating string.'{0}');

The intent is to open a new window with this page in it and that does work,  The issue I have is the page that the datagrid is on clears and displays the word "[object]"

How do I correct the Javascript syntax to not do this?
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Ashish PatelCommented:
simple use this type of hyperlink

<a href="{0}" target="winvar">something</a>
pamsautoAuthor Commented:
So the link works on a test page in just HTML, but if I use that as a Formating string, it does not work.   Here is how I used it as a formating string

"{0}" target="winvar"

Here is what the page html source shows after the page is assembled.

<a href="&quot;"; target=&quot;winvar&quot;">90234</a>

I also tried this formating string.{0} target=winvar

And here is the html source at runtime.

<a href=" target=winvar">90234</a>

What am I doing wrong?

Ashish PatelCommented:
the final result should look like below.

<a href="" target="winvar">90234</a>
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Ashish PatelCommented:
so to achieve the final result like below

<a href="" target="winvar">90234</a>

i guess i will have to look at your code where you are formatting your string. Can you please paste that part of the code so that we can fix it for you.
pamsautoAuthor Commented:
There is no code, it is a formatting string in the datagrid control.
Ashish PatelCommented:
Can you make it look like below?

<a href="" target="winvar">90234</a>
pamsautoAuthor Commented:
That is the issue.   The datagrid html encodes the data the prevent cross site scripting and I don't think there is a way to turn it off like there is in 2.0 and higher.  I really dont want to build a custom databind event for this, it really should just be a simple java scrip syntax issue.   I DO NOT use JS very often, so that is what I really need help with.
Ashish PatelCommented:
can you paste your code where you are creating this datagrid hyperlink cells
pamsautoAuthor Commented:
<asp:HyperLinkColumn DataNavigateUrlField="BarCode" DataNavigateUrlFormatString="{0} target=winvar"
                                                      DataTextField="Barcode" HeaderText="BarCode"></asp:HyperLinkColumn>
Ashish PatelCommented:
okay so now use this and try

<asp:HyperLinkColumn DataNavigateUrlField="BarCode" DataNavigateUrlFormatString="{0}" target="winvar"  DataTextField="Barcode" HeaderText="BarCode"></asp:HyperLinkColumn>
pamsautoAuthor Commented:
That gives this result.

<a href="=&quot;"; target=&quot;winvar&quot;">90402</a>

Which does not function.
Ashish PatelCommented:
nwo try, this should work, i dont know why you are having issues, but lets try this.

Target="_blank" />

for more info view the link below.

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pamsautoAuthor Commented:
That worked perfect!   Thanks for the help.
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