Adding Dynamic Hyperlinks

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You can add hyperlinks to any data field on your page whether it displays the text value or an image.  The hyperlink can be either static or dynamic depending on how you choose to build the link. You can also link to places like the Shopping Cart.

 

To Add a Dynamic Hyperlink to a Page Item:

 

1. Click on the Item Editor button on the toolbar btn_item_editor_009

 

2. In the Hyperlink section,  Select the "Goto page" radio button and click on btn_edit_007

 

3. Type the fixed part of the URL in the editor (eg. ./education/ or ./product/)

 

4. Insert the field data into the URL by double-clicking on the field names. (eg. [ClassName] or [ProductID]). The chosen fields will be inserted into the editor.

 

5. Type in the File Type after the Field Name (eg. .htm).

 

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- OR -

 

1. Right Click on the Page Item.

 

2. Select Properties from the popup menu, the Page Item Properties window will appear.

 

3. In the Hyperlink section,  Select the "Goto page" radio button and click on btn_edit_008

 

4. Type the fixed part of the URL in the editor (eg. ./education/ or ./product/)

 

5. Insert the field data into the URL by double-clicking on the field names. (eg. [ClassName] or [ProductID]). The chosen fields will be inserted into the editor.

 

6. Type the File Type after the Field Name (eg. .htm).

 

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You can see in the sample data that dbQwikSite places the actual value of that field in each record in the hyperlink section.

 

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The Target Field decides where the resulting link will be displayed.

 

_blank   - displays in a new page (triggers a new browser instance)

_parent - the owner of the current frame

_self    - current page [default]

_top      - loads into the topmost frame i.e. it fills the whole browser window ('overwrites' all frames)

 

 

To Link from Catalog/Data Page to Shopping Cart:

 

1. Right Click on the Item that you want to create a link. Then select Properties from its popup menu

 

The Page Item Properties dialog box appears

 

2. On the Hyperlink Section, select "Goto Page" radio button

Select "{Goto Shopping Cart}" from the URL drop down list, and select the Target where you want to the link to display.

 

3. Click OK