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Extending WebDirect: URL Parameters



As of the FileMaker Server 13.0v2 update, the ability to pass in parameters via a URL has been removed due to unspecified security concerns. Despite this omission, it seems a reasonable expectation to be able to pass parameters to a web app in order to do something. Some have referred to this functionality as “Deep Linking.”

In the example presented here, Mike Duncan demonstrates how to bring this ability back to WebDirect. It involves a few PHP files to make it work, along with a startup script in your FileMaker file to check for the existence of any parameters. There are no Plug-ins required, or the need for Custom Web Publishing… only WebDirect and some PHP.

Read the original blog post here:
http://www.soliantconsulting.com/blog/2015/01/extending-webdirect-url-parameters

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