- Create a new computed when composed text field called query_string containing itself -- query_string. It causes a Web server to input content of the CGI Web server query_string variable (everything beyond the ? in the URL).
- Then create a new computed for display only multi-value text field called "parameters," for instance. This field should contain the following @Formula:
@Explode(@Right (query_string; "&"); "&")This separates all name=value type sequences into multi-value ones and omits the URL commands beyond the ?.
- Then create two new computed for display multi-value text fields called "ParamNames" and "ParamValues," for instance, and containing the following @Formulas:
@Word(Parameters; "="; 1) and @Word(Parameters; "="; 2)There are split values from names.
- Then it's possible to search for a particular name in ParamNames using:
@If(@IsMember("Required_Name"; ParamNames); @Subset(@Subset (ParamValues; @Member ("Required_Name"; ParamNames)); -1); "Not present")
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This was first published in November 2003