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This question has been asked before, but the response did not include a sample of code...so...

In WebFOCUS MRE 7.7.02 we have a fex in domain1 that does an -HTMLFORM to an htm file which is located in domain2. The HTMLFORM executes multiple fexes to populate drop down boxes and then when the user clicks on the Submit button a final fex is executed. These three fexes are located in domain2 as well.

The fexes in domain2 are using SQL pass thru and therefore are setting the DEFAULT_CONNECTION to a valid data adapter connection name.

We now want to set up a domain3 to process the same HTMLFORM and the same fexes found in domain2; however we want to use a different value for the DEFAULT_CONNECTION. I think we can set up amper variables in the first fex which calls the -HTMLFORM, and then set up an !IBI.AMP.VARNAME in the htmlform to pass to the three fexes.

I think we would include a -SET &VARNAME = 'ORACLEADT'; in the domain1 fex;
We would include !IBI.AMP.VARNAME somewhere in the htm code which is located in domain2;
We would change code in the three fexes to ENGINE SQLORA SET DEFAULT_CONNECTION &VARNAME
We then would include a -SET &VARNAME = 'ORACLEEUT'; in the domain 3 fex. Notice the value is slightly different for &VARNAME.

Can someone confirm my logic? Also, can someone provide the actual syntax I would use to add the !IBI.AMP.VARNAME in the htm code? Can I just insert it anywhere in the code? Do I need to use any other code around it?

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Sounds like you are on the right track.
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can someone provide the actual syntax I would use to add the !IBI.AMP.VARNAME in the htm code?

To pass an amper variable from a fex, to the next fex, via a -HTMLFORM web page, we use hidden text boxes, in the form the user is submitting.

For example:
 <input type="hidden" name="IBIMR_domain" value="!IBI.AMP.DOMAIN_NAME;">   




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is this what your talking about?

-SET &DANNY = 'YAY';
!IBI.AMP.DANNY;


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Thank you David, that is exactly what I was asking for. I assumed I would have to use an input type of hidden, but we all know the dangers in making assumptions. :-)


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Penny,

You may want to look at GLOBAL variables rather than using !IBI.AMP.VARNAME;.

In your situation there is no real advantage in creating a hidden control - except to maybe have it visible in the source HTML.

Rather than -SET &VARNAME = 'ORACLEADT'; try -SET &&VARNAME = 'ORACLEADT'; and then ENGINE SQLORA SET DEFAULT_CONNECTION &&VARNAME

&&VARNAME will be avaialble to all FEXes used by that user while their Java session is open and removes the need for a HTML page just to hold the variables.


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I had considered using a global amper variable but decided the hidden variable was the better option in this case. Thank you for the suggestion.


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