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Ordinarily our FEX files load, and wait for the user to physically add parameters and then click the submit button. In the situation where the parameters are in a querystring, how does the FEX use the variables and "auto-run?"
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I don't understand the fixation with how variables are passed to the WebFOCUS program and I don't understand what you mean by "user ... physically add parameters".
Give me code, or give me retirement. In FOCUS since 1991
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OK, I figured it out. To make the FEX dynamically get the variable, I had to remove the reference to a dropdown select in the WHERE clause. It was there because originally the user had to input a parameter after the FEX loaded in their browser. Perhaps that is the Autoprompt that Waz mentioned.
Thanks for all of the replies, except for those that referenced a "fixation" on my part.