Loading a page based on the url query string

Posted on 2011-04-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I want to send a mass email merge to all of our customers and have individual links in the email for them to click to complete a brief survey in this format:
When they click that link, I want the page to load with their information.
That page only has one textbox on it. How can I load this particular customer's page simply by entering this URL?

I put this in the script section of the page itself:

The page loads, but just loads the default page, and the textbox is not populated with the customer's number.

So I moved that to the page load section of my code behind, and then I get this error:

Only assignment, call, increment, decrement, and new object expressions can be used as a statement
Line 16:     {
Line 17:         //Panel1.FindControl("txtCustNbr").Focus(); <== this line works when it's not commented out
Line 18:         Page.Request.QueryString["txtCustNbr"];  <== Error here
Line 19:     }

How do I make this work correctly?
Question by:Carla Romere
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by:Paul Jackson
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Use round brackets rather than square :
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Paul Jackson earned 2000 total points
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Ignore that didn't see that you were using c#

It doesn't look like you are assigning the result of the Page.Request.QueryString["txtCustNbr"]; to anything i.e. :

string custnumber = Page.Request.QueryString["txtCustNbr"];
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by:F Igor
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use in Page load:


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by:Carla Romere
ID: 35441728
In PageLoad -
        string custnumber = Page.Request.QueryString["txtCustNbr"];
        txtCustNbr.Text = custnumber;

Worked like a charm!!!!
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by:Paul Jackson
ID: 35442156
you can shorten that to :

        txtCustNbr.Text = Page.Request.QueryString["txtCustNbr"];


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