Hello, patpai! You can often just have the FULL PATH url (include the HTTP:// protocol, for example) and most email clients will render this as a "link". If you forget the protocol, it may or may not render as a link. Remember to have whitespace around the URL, or it may attach unwanted text (don't end with a period, as in a sentence). I tend to use "<" & ">" around a text link and the email clients don't care.
may NOT work:
But if you want anything like a real HyperLink (a href="..."), then it must be in HTML and we all know that without a plug-in email from FM cannot be in HTML.
When you talk about using the full path to the location, can that path also include an ID # that refers to a specific record, but then you would probably need to tell that link in which table to go and all that,
Is that doable at all?
Use whatever valid link that could be entered into a browser. However the addition of the protocol (http://) is the important part within an email client. See if your email client can render the text as a link. Test by emailing to yourself if necessary. And test if for clients with different email clients. If it's not "clickable", then the user can still COPY the entire link and paste into a browser.
BTW, what kind of link are you trying to use if you specify "which table to go"? If you are trying to link to a database, then you need to re-think this.
Can you supply more information?
Would the snapshot link work for what you are trying to do??
You can email a snapshot link to a set of found records…
Desert Dog Technology, Inc.
FileMaker 9 Certified Developer
FileMaker Business Alliance
P. O. Box 1464
Sandia Park NM 87047-1464
OK, I'm on line now, so that I can see the entire post. For some reason what I get by email tends to be mangled sometimes!
I see that your are trying to link to a particular record in the Filemaker Database...
Have you looked at "Snapshot Link"? http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7559/~/save-as-snapshot-link
Yes, what i want is to be able to have a link that would point to a sepcific database, then to a specific table and finally, to a specific record.
I will check out that snaop shot link info that ur both thinking about.
Thank you for the tip i will let you know if this is what i was looking for