Defining URL parameters

Defining URL parameters

URL parameters store retrieved information input by users. Before you begin, make sure you pass a form or URL parameter to the server. For more information, see URL parameters and Understanding URL and form parameters.

To define a URL parameter:

  1. In the Document window, open the page that will use the variable.
  2. Select Windows > Bindings to display the Bindings panel.
  3. In the Bindings panel click the Plus (+) button and select one of the following from the pop-up menu:

    Document Types

    Menu item in Bindings panel for URL variable

    ASP

    Request Variable > Request.QueryString

    ColdFusion

    URL Variable

    JSP

    Request Variable

    PHP

    URL Variable

    The URL Variable dialog box is displayed.

  4. Enter the name of the URL variable in the text box and click OK.

    The URL variable name is normally the name of the HTML form field or object used to obtain its value.

  5. The URL variable appears in the Bindings panel.

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    Once you define the URL variable, you can use its value in the currently selected page. For more information, see Adding Dynamic Content to Web Pages.

Related topics:

  • Defining form parameters
  • Defining session variables


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