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Hello,

We use Google Sites to host our intranet, and it does not allow Javascript (and thus the standard Caspio embed code).

I want to have a search form embedded in the site as an iFrame, but then for the search results to be displayed in a new tab.

I have configured both the datapages correctly (ie the first with virtual fields to pass parameters to the second) but I cannot get the button URL in the first to pass the data entered.

I am using the following Javascript as a HTML block:

onclick="window.open('https://b4.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=XXX?=Client_ID=" + document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1').value')">

When I use the above code, nothing at all happens. If I use the following code:

onclick="window.open('https://b4.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=XXX?=Client_ID=" [@'cbParamVirtual1']">

Then the window opens and the URL is correct, but no parameter is passed.

Can someone please help?

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Hi,

Try this code:

<form>
<input type="button" value="Search"
onclick="window.open('https://b4.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=XXX&Client_ID=' + document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1').value)">
</form>

After XXX value you should use & not ?

And there is no need in = before Client_ID, double quote after Client_ID= should be replaced with single quote and there is no need in single quote after .value.

Let me know if this helps.

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Hi nicholasnicola,

In the future, please attach the code which doesn't work for you. It is always easier that way.

I think the part you're missing is the way URL parameters are normally passed to pages. First, there's a base address of a page. Let's say, https://b4.caspio.com/dp.asp

Then, if there are any parameters, you add a question mark (?), the name of the parameter (e.g. AppKey), equals sign (=) and finally, the value of the parameter.

So with just one parameter, the query string will look like this: https://b4.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=XXX

If there are other parameters you want to add, it's the same process, except that there's an ampersand (&) instead of question mark (?).

https://b4.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=XXX&Client_ID=YYY&Param3=ZZZ

Also, in javascript you operate with text strings which are enclosed in apostrophes (') or double quotes ("). In javascript, you concatenate (stitch) strings and values with the plus (+) operator.

To sum it up - if you need a static parameter, you just write its value directly to the string:

onclick="window.open('https://b4.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=XXX&Client_ID=' + document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1').value) + '&Param1=VALUE1&Param2=VALUE2' "

If you need another dynamic value added as a parameter:

onclick="window.open('https://b4.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=XXX&Client_ID=' + document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1').value) + '&Param1=' + value1 "
Replace "value1" with the way you're getting the value.

Let me know if this helps.

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