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    Question How to create personalized e-card

    Hello,

    I have created an FLASH e-card that I would like to e-mail to a group of people. I would like to feed their first name into a variable on the FLASH e-card from a database. How can I do this? I was hoping I could feed the name variable through the url. Something like (www.domain.com/ecard/ecard.html?name=john)

    I also use an outside e-mail service, so I am not sure how that is going to work until I test it. Ultimately, I would have to upload a csv file to the email provider containing the personalized urls.

    Can I do this?

    Is there a better way?

    Am I asking for too much?

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    What you need to do is add that variable and value to the flash movie param on the html page.

    Something like:

    code:
    <body bgcolor="#ffffff">
    <!--url's used in the movie-->
    <!--text used in the movie-->
    <!-- saved from url=(0013)about:internet -->
    <script language="javascript">

    function getURLVar(urlVarName) {
    var urlHalves = String(document.location).split('?');
    var urlVarValue = '';
    if(urlHalves[1]){
    var urlVars = urlHalves[1].split('&');
    for(var i=0; i<=(urlVars.length); i++){
    if(urlVars[i]){
    var urlVarPair = urlVars[i].split('=');
    if (urlVarPair[0] && urlVarPair[0].toLowerCase() == urlVarName.toLowerCase()) {
    urlVarValue = urlVarPair[1];
    }
    }
    }
    }
    return urlVarValue;
    }

    var vidPath = getURLVar("vidPath");

    if (AC_FL_RunContent == 0) {
    alert("This page requires AC_RunActiveContent.js.");
    } else {

    AC_FL_RunContent(
    'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0',
    'width', '640',
    'height', '522',
    'src', 'vidPlayer?vidPath='+vidPath,
    'quality', 'high',
    'pluginspage', 'http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer',
    'align', 'middle',
    'play', 'true',
    'loop', 'true',
    'scale', 'noscale',
    'wmode', 'window',
    'devicefont', 'false',
    'id', 'vidPlayer',
    'bgcolor', '#ffffff',
    'name', 'vidPlayer',
    'menu', 'true',
    'allowFullScreen', 'false',
    'allowScriptAccess','sameDomain',
    'movie', 'vidPlayer?vidPath='+vidPath,
    'salign', ''
    ); //end AC code
    }
    </script>
    <noscript>
    <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="640" height="522" id="vidPlayer" align="middle">
    <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
    <param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" />
    <param name="movie" value="vidPlayer.swf?vidPath="+vidPath /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="scale" value="noscale" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /> <embed src="vidPlayer.swf?vidPath="+vidPath quality="high" scale="noscale" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="640" height="522" name="vidPlayer" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
    </object>
    </noscript>



    Of course in this example I'm bringing in a variable called vidPath.

    So the URL is something like http://www.mysite.com?vidPath=some value.
    I don't feel tardy.

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    Thanks

    Thanks! I will give it a try.

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    you can also do what you asked initially in your first post. (grab the variable from the URL/query string)

    in my footer are some links on how to do it..

    I suggest using the swf object method..

    http://board.flashkit.com/board/show...ight=swfobject

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