You need to encode it when you create the url so that
is encoded as
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From: "Darryl Freinkel"
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Date: 09/19/2012 04:16PM
Subject: Re: [WEB400] How do you pass a variable that contains a % character in it to the RPG program
I understand this part, however, I pass 3 parameters example:
This is a CGIDEV2 program.
The program reads mode correctly but it gets confused with key and ID, which
it sees as 1 field. I see the value for key = freight%#@$ where #@$ is some
hex value. As a result, I cannot get to use the URLESCSEQ or did I get this
How do I set this in the HTML HREF statement?
Darryl Freinkel | Assignment 400 Group, Inc.
Tel: 770.321.8562 ext 111 | Fax 770.321.8562
From: Matt Lavinder [mailto:mlavinder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 3:54 PM
To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries
Cc: Darryl Freinkel
Subject: Re: [WEB400] How do you pass a variable that contains a % character
in it to the RPG program
The percent sign is a special character on a URL so you need to "encode".
Every percent needs to be replaced with %25.
Since you're replacing an actual percent sign it makes it a little
confusing. The % in %25 has nothing to do with your data. On a URL, % is a
way to indicate to the browser/server that next 2 positions of the contain
the hex code of a character. The hex code for the percent sign is 25.
So if your data was "my%percent" and it was passed on a URL, it would need
to be encoded "my%25percent".
If your text was "my percent", it would need to be encoded "my%20percent",
as 20 is the character code of space.
So you will use % when encoding special characters for a URL, which is why
your URL doesn't work.
If you are using CGIDEV2 and have a version released this year, it has a new
procedure called UrlEscSeq to make encoding URL parameters easy.
D inpString s 32767 varying
D outString s 32767 varying
C eval outString=UrlEscSeq(inpString)
On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Darryl Freinkel
I have a situation in a web program where the percent sign is in fields in a
table. The fields display normally when rendered to the browser, but when I
try to use the field to go to an update page as a passed parameter, the
system/RPG gets confused with the % sign and does not recognize it as a
valid character in the parameter.
I cannot remember how to encapsulate or wrap these field values so that I
can read them normally in the RPG program.
How do we get around this type of error?
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