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Value of form field to longstring

$Web_Form_Parm_Lstr retrieves the value of an HTML form field as a longstring.

$Web_Form_Parm_Lstr takes two arguments and returns a longstring or null for any error condition.


%string = $Web_Form_Parm_Lstr( name, [occurrence] )

Syntax terms

name The name of the form field, returned by $Web_Form_Name. Required argument if occurrence is not specified, otherwise optional.
occurrence The occurrence number of a form field, or the occurrence number of the form field matching name, if name is specified. This is an optional argument if name is specified; otherwise it is required.

Usage notes

  • $Web_Form_Parm_Lstr works much like $Web_Form_Parm, except for the following:
    • It can return more than 255 bytes of data into a Longstring.
    • It causes request cancellation if the result would be truncated, either on assignment to a target STRING %variable, or as input to a STRING $function argument or subroutine parameter.
    • It does not have position and length arguments (arguments 3 and 4).


If you have an HTML form defined as follows:

<form method="POST" action="myUrl">
Foo:<input type="text" name="foo" size="20">
Bar:<input type="text" name="bar" size="20">
<input type="submit"> </form>

The following will retrieve the values of the Foo and Bar fields into longstrings called %foo and%bar.

%foo = $web_form_parm_lstr('FOO') %bar = $web_form_parm_lstr('BAR')

See also