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12-05-2001, 07:06 AM
Has anyone ever written a script to automatically go to a website or start an email from a field in a customer database? I'm not sure I'm skilled enough to pull this off so I thought I'd check with those here. I have both an email field and a website field for all of our customers and I would like to be able to put a button beside each one that launches that address. Any chances?

Thomas Henkel
12-06-2001, 06:20 AM
Launching the application is possible. I have been able o successfuly launch word, excel, etc., but the problem comes in when you need to place the address or website name in a specific place in the called application.

We use dde to launch applications. It works great. We even use it to launch a terminal emulator that communicates with stae mainframe systems. The point is not getting Alpha to launch the app, it is how to get the info to the right place.If your browser or email system take command line prompts, then it is not so hard.

If you want to see our code, e-mail me and I will send it to you.