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Create a field called 'URL'

Enter web address in field 'URL'

Create a script (and attach a button) called 'Go to Website' as follows:

Open URL [No dialog, "URL"]

Clicking on the button will launch default browser and will return the web site of address that was entered in 'URL'.

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If you are talking to me, craig stewart, I don't know what any of that meant :-) all I want is to launch websites from with in a database field. the proscribed method dosn't work, at least it dosn't go to the site that is entered in the URL field, it goes to another site that so far as I know, I have never visited before, which is shown below:

http://apps5.oingo.com/apps/domainpark/domainpark.cgi?client=netw8744&s=www.URL.com

Craig

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I have discovered that if I enter the the web address in to the script , Open URL [No dialog, "HERE"] then it goes to the website entered there. But that would make it go to the same website everytime no matter what record I am looking at. So I think that there needs to be something else in the script that makes it realise that it should go to the website address in contained in the URL field. Just wish I knew what was missing! Instead it thinks that URL is the website, this domain does not exist but seems to be owned by the company domainpark which is that site comes up.

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You enter any valid url in the field url and then use Open URL [No dialog, url].

You don't want to enter "url" into the text portion of the step, because, as you've seen, it is taken literally. You want to select the url field from the 'Field Value' portion of the step, so that whatever value is in the field is used as the url.

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The URL must start with "http://....." The address that it is taking you seems to be a default search address when a unrecognized domain is requested.

If entering the "http://" is akward for the user, you can create a calc field that adds this to the web address and then use that calc field as the go to URL in your script. This way your calc can strip off spaces and clean up the wen address with such formats as

"http://"&(Substitute, URL, " ", "")

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