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I have been searching and searching for a solution that I know should be real easy for someone familiar with FMP. This is basically for configuration management for a government network.

I have a database with information about network drops (it only has 4 fields --Drop, Port, Active, Equipment). For example, Drop B-33 is active and goes to Port P-22 and has a CPU connected to that drop. Pretty simple?,

but here's the idea: To have a frameset with a top frame and a bottom frame.

On the top frame I have an image map of the floor plan with green dots representing the location of each drop and they are hot spots. What I am trying to do is when someone clicks on the hot spot, the information about that particular drop is displayed below in the bottom frame.

So basically, all I want to do is display the field contents in a new window when someone clicks on a link.

I hope this makes any sense...Any insight into this would greatly be appreciated.

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So far, I have the database populated, I have the frameset, frames and imagemap done.

I don't know how to code the html page that displays the field info. I think that I am missing something--none of the data is displayed in the tokens: [FMP-Field: DROP]. I can see the database fine using the instant web publishing feature, but when I select a .html with tokens, I cannot seem to get the custom web page to display the token data. I am not sure if I am calling the db properly:

<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="-DB" VALUE="socsocm.fp5">

Is what I used, then I call a token to display the info: [FMP-Field: DROP]

Unfortunately, I am missing something.

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You don't need to use tokens in this case. Your top frame should have multiple searched based on the 'drop' field with the -format result being displayed in the bottom frame. The searches can be hyperlinks in your image map.

As an example: <a href="http://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/FMPro?-db=socsocm.fp5&-lay=web&-format=path/result.html&drop=B33&-find" target="bottom_frame">

Your result.html can be as simple as:

<html>

<head>

</head>

<body>

[FMP-record]

[FMP-Field: Port]

[FMP-Field: CPU]

[/FMP-record]

</body>

</html>

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I am having trouble with the query link on the top frame:

HREF="http://mydomain/FMPro?-db=socsocm.fp5&-lay=MAIN&-format=BOTTOMFRAME.HTML&DROP=B33&-find"

It is not finding the BOTTOMFRAME. I keep getting a 404 error and the path it is dishing out is:

http://mydomain/FMPro?-db=socsocm.fp5&-lay=MAIN&-format=BOTTOMFRAME.HTML&DROP=B33&-find

If I simply path out http://mydomain/BOTTOMFRAME.HTML on the browser, it will find the file, but the data doesn't pull through.

I made sure the BOTTOMFRAME.HTML was residing in the same folder as the other files and the spelling is correct. I then tried to it using IWP to no avail, then I reconfigured to use http://mydomain/ and it is still is not finding the fomat file.

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The web companion and CDML must be accessed via HTTP. You can do this while connected to the internet using the IP, or a domain that will resolve to the host FMP machine. Have you tried using the machine IP? Can you provide more detail on your setup?

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