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hi all,


the situation:

- users should log in to a file via webdirect and get their appropriate values displayed

- they should "just" click a link in an email

- i was searching the documentation and forums but couldn't find an answer to…


the question:

- is it possible to call a script with parameters in webdirect similar to the fmp:// call?

- if so, what is wrong with this url:


with the solution called "fmEvent"

the script called "redirect"

and the param being an uuid "CEDFFF2F-3932-4405-92BB-7FBE035ED89F"


anyone an idea?


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thanks fpr the hint, bruce!


i may have misread the "The capability to specify URL parameters or to bookmark specific locations within FileMaker WebDirect solutions has been removed for security reasons. You now specify only a filename in the URL to open that file."


"You can specify only the filename in the URL to open that file." would have made much more sense to me!

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Egbert, you can, somewhat achieve such behavior with script triggers on your start layout.

However, you need to base it on the login user, so maybe not exactly what you are after.

While I don't know your solution, just from the top of my head, I am thinking that you could present a portal on the first layout to the user, where you show relevant events for that user.

Just an idea, and I don't know if you can use it....


Deep linking was removed in v2 as the feature exposed some security issues.

I think it is possibly that we in the future, will see this feature back in some other form.

A similarity to the fmp: url scheme, seems to be a good direction.


You should post a feature request to FMI with your ideas and give them some concrete examples, so it is easier for them to decide how this feature should be implemented.

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