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Question #309

Can I have a link that will open another page that contains an Accordion Panel Magic 3 system and trigger a specific content panel to open when the page loads? Perhaps by using a special anchor or an URL parameter?

The Answer

Prepared Jul. 2013 by Gerry Jacobsen, PVII

The Accordion Panel Magic 3 (APM3) system includes an opener detection system that will look for a special URL parameter in the page's URL and will open the specified content panel.

Note: This URL Parameter method should be used on links to external pages only. It should NOT be used to trigger a panel that is on the same page... you should use the included Trigger Panel Behavior instead. See the User Guide or click the Help button in the interface for complete step by step details.

Here's how to deploy:

The APM3 opener will look for the APM3 component number, an underscore, and the APM3 content panel number.

Anchor Method:

The system will look for ap3 plus a panel reference after the anchor. The anchor, index.htm#ap32_4, will trigger panel 4 in the second Accordion Panel 3 component on the page.


URL Parameter Method:

The system will look for ap3= in the URL parameter. A URL parameter, index.htm?ap3=2_4, will trigger panel 4 in the second Accordion Panel 3 component on the page.

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