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  • Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

    I did a search but found no answers.

    We have a service department that I have written a basic application for. When on a customers record, I would like to create a button that would go to the mapquest site and plug our address and zipcode as the starting point and the current fields address and zipcode as the destination and then bring up the driving directions and map.

    Does anyone have code written that would do this that they might be willing to share?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

    Chris,
    I just did a quick search for "mapquest" and came up with a lot of hits.
    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...earchid=417858

    Here is but one of many that should lead you to an answer.

    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...light=mapquest
    Mike
    __________________________________________
    It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
    Henry David Thoreau
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      Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

      Mike,
      Those are some pretty old posts. I pasted this into my browser and it took me to mapquest and did the search:

      Code:
      http://www.mapquest.com/maps/11348+monte+vista+drive+whittier+ca+90601/1745+chapin+rd+montebello+ca+90640/
      I don't see any quotes in this string, so I am thinking the variables must be converted so the string itself is passed as above. If you add quotes it doesn't work.

      Also why does the "&amp" appear in the html code the other posters were using? Makes using such scripts confusing!
      Robin

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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      • #4
        Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

        Hi Robin,
        I guess my point was twofold---that yes it can be done as others have done it and using similar approaches to even these old threads could be used to do it....and also that I just did a very cursory search and came up with possibilites--I do remember a more recent thread, I think within the last year, that did similar with either Yahoo or Google ( :) cannot remember which right now!! ).

        The &amp was a formatting problem I believe and yes they have to be watched for. Unsure now exactly what caused them (but could do a search I guess!! LOL )

        LATER: And could not find anything regarding &Amp...guess most here knew I had to do the search cause that's what I do! :)
        Last edited by MikeC; 05-03-2008, 08:20 PM.
        Mike
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        It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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        • #5
          Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

          Originally posted by cdibi View Post
          I did a search but found no answers.

          We have a service department that I have written a basic application for. When on a customers record, I would like to create a button that would go to the mapquest site and plug our address and zipcode as the starting point and the current fields address and zipcode as the destination and then bring up the driving directions and map.

          Does anyone have code written that would do this that they might be willing to share?

          Thanks!

          why don't you just use the built-in supercontrol in v9?

          the WebContent supercontrol probably does what you want. it has a built-in template for mapquest.

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            Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

            I will go back to my own forum now where super controls were still a thing of the future...
            Robin

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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            • #7
              Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

              Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
              I will go back to my own forum now where super controls were still a thing of the future...
              :)

              ....and who gave you the secret password to get into this one. :D
              Tim Kiebert
              Eagle Creek Citrus
              A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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                Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

                Originally posted by Tim Kiebert View Post
                :)

                ....and who gave you the secret password to get into this one. :D
                I try to lurk quietly but you know wimmin...
                Robin

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                  Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

                  Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                  I try to lurk quietly but you know wimmin...
                  Is there a man anywhere that can claim that? ;)
                  Tim Kiebert
                  Eagle Creek Citrus
                  A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

                    Thanks guys, I was unaware of the WebContent supercontrol function. I made my own Mapqueat template using this and it works perfect. Took all of 10 minutes. It's easy when you know the process!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

                      Originally posted by cdibi View Post
                      Thanks guys, I was unaware of the WebContent supercontrol function. I made my own Mapqueat template using this and it works perfect. Took all of 10 minutes. It's easy when you know the process!

                      glad you figured this out.

                      the WebContent supercontrol eliminates a lot of manual coding. for example, it automatically takes care of refreshing the web contents whenever one of the the binding fields change or when you navigate to a new record.

                      the supercontrols are a very powerful addition to v9. but most importantly, they provide a very nice framework for adding more control types in the future.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

                        While were on it how do I send the cancel parameter back on this event.


                        HTML Code:
                        function newwindow2 as v (ppDisp as OLE::shell.explorer.2::IWebBrowser,Cancel as L)
                        '	ui_msg_box("Congrats","New Window")
                        end function
                        I can see it fire but I want to cancel the navagation.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

                          urlencode() does what you were looking for, I believe

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                            Re: Code to Lookup Directions on Mapquest?

                            No urlencode() won't work. Appreciate the thought. The cancel parameter needs to be passed back to the browser.

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