Launch URL

Overview #

This Action opens a URL in a new browser tab or window. Values from a specific record attribute can be injected into the URL, as can values from Page Variables.

Configuration #

Configuring a Launch URL action involves three properties.

Property
Description
Action Name Give this Action a name that will be used on a context menu if more than one Action is configured for the event.
Target Determines how the URL will launch:

  1. New Window – Spawns a separate new browser tab on the targeted URL.
  2. This Window – Leaves edgeCore and navigates to the targeted URL in the current browser tab. The edgeCore session still remains active.
URL The URL that will be launched.

The rest of the user interface is geared towards helping an administrator build this URL up.

Using Page Variables and Record Attributes in URLs #

Assume there is a value in the data that can be used to take you to a different section of a web site. You can reference the runtime value of either the record that is clicked, or the value of a page variable when the record is clicked. You build this into your URL using brackets, as shown in the example below.

URL
https://www.nps.gov/{NationalParks}/index.htm

If you click on one of the Record Attributes or Page Vars that is¬†displayed below the “URL” configuration box, that selected item will be added to the URL (with the brackets) for convenience.