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Defining URLs from Browses to Web Pages
Use Browse URL Maintenance (36.20.10.11) to create links to external URLs with information that is related to items in the browse, as in the following example.
You want to establish a URL link in the Purchase Order Browse from supplier ID GS10100 to the corresponding supplier’s company Web site, located at http://www.generalsupplies.com. To do this, enter the values in listed here in Browse URL Maintenance:
 
Field Name
Value
Browse
pobr006.p
User ID
*
Field Name
po_vend
Value
gs_10100
URL
http://www.generalsupplies.com
Description
General Supplies Web Site
Primary
Yes

Browse URL Maintenance
URLs can contain special strings that are automatically replaced by field values in the browse. Selecting a link containing this type of string automatically replaces that string with the corresponding field value in the row.
Follow these steps to define this type of special string in a URL:
1 Enter #b# to indicate the beginning of the string.
2 After the #b#, enter a field name associated with the specified browse.
3 Enter #e# to indicate the end of the string.
4 The Web site for one of your primary suppliers contains a catalog of items. Entering an item’s identifier at this Web site accesses the catalog entry for that item, containing information such as item cost, quantity available, and ship weight. To create links from the supplier item numbers to their corresponding catalog entries at the supplier’s Web site, create the following URL: http://www.generalsupplies.com/catalog/#b#vp_vend_part#e#
Note: You must include http:// in the URL. For example, you must use http://www.generalsupplies.com/ and not just www.generalsupplies.com.
5 Next, associate the URL with the Supplier Item column in the Supplier Item Browse.
6 After you establish this link, selecting a supplier item number in the Supplier Item Browse automatically inserts the selected field value. For example, selecting supplier item 10-1005 creates this URL: http://www.generalsupplies.com/10-1005.
7 The system then launches a Web browser to display the relevant catalog information for that item located at that URL address.