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GetParameter ( ParameterName )

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Daniel Kaan, Data Organisation Pty Ltd

Recall one of multiple parameters passed to a script by the name you assigned that parameter

Sample Input:
GetParameter ( "FirstName" )
Sample Output:

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This custom function "GetParameter ( ParameterName )" is used to unpack a single named parameter from a list passed to the current script as a script parameter.

The script parameter should be a return delimited list of the form:

For example the following list might be passed as a Script Parameter as follows
Perform Script ( "Create Contact" ; Parameter: ""FirstName=Daniel¶LastName=Kaan"" )

In the "Create Contact" script, the multiple parameters that were passed can now be referened by name
Go to Layout ("Contacts")
New Record/Request
Set Field ( Contacts::First Name ; GetParameter ( "FirstName" ) )
Set Field ( Contacts::Last Name ; GetParameter ( "LastName" ) )

If a parameter is called for that was not passed (eg: GetParameter ( "ShoeSize" ), an empty string is returned.

Because ¶ characters are used to delimit parameters, values containing ¶ characters are returned only with the characters up to, but not inclucing the first ¶ character.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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I also use a variation on this function called GetResultParameter() which is identical except that it substitutes Get(ScriptResult) for Get(ScriptParameter) . This allows you to use the same concept for unpacking pass script result parameters.

Will Loving, Amherst, MA
March 29, 2010 5:14pm

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