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Custom Web Address for Web Viewer to do Google search within a specific website

Question asked by vct on Jul 25, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 5, 2011 by vct

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Custom Web Address for Web Viewer to do Google search within a specific website

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I want to create a layout where the users can enter the search term in a field.  There's another field determine the specific web site to search within.  A web viewer is set up to have a custom address  which is calculated based on the web address format for Google search within a specific web site.

For example, in a regular web browser such as IE, the web address for google search  for "v11" within http://www.filemaker.com/product is
http://www.google.com/search?q=v11+site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.filemaker.com%2Fproducts

(as if I enter in the google search box the following:  v11 site:http://www.filemaker.com/products )

However, if I use the above address in the web viewer in FileMaker.  It didn't return the search results I would get from a regular web browerser.  Instead, I got the following message

"Your search - v11  site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.filemaker.com%2Fproducts - did not match any  documents."

I watched the web viwer when reset the URL, I saw that the web viewer shew the following address
Loading: "http://www.google.com/search?q=v11+site%253Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.filemaker.com%252Fproducts"

The address is not exactly the one I set for the web viewer.  It seems that Filemaker adds "25"after each of "%" character in my web address assigned to the web viewer.

How do I make the web viewer to load the exact web address assigned to it without modifying it at all?

Or do you know any of the work-around solution?


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