Why doesn't this work?

Klaus major-k klaus at major-k.de
Sun May 31 18:33:34 CEST 2015


Hi Bill,

> Am 31.05.2015 um 18:29 schrieb Bill Vlahos <bvlahos at mac.com>:
> 
> I’m using LiveCode 7.0.4 on Mac OS 10.10.3. I want to figure out the time zone for an area code. I found a web service for this.
> I want to be able to pass the area code to the http query as a variable. It works if I hard code it but not if I concatenate it.
> 
> If I put the following code in a button it works.
>   put URL "http://www.webservicex.net/uszip.asmx/GetInfoByAreaCode?USAreaCode=805" && "HTTP/1.1"
> 
> If I put the following code in the button it fails.
>   put "805" into vAC
>   put URL "http://www.webservicex.net/uszip.asmx/GetInfoByAreaCode?USAreaCode=" & vAC && "HTTP/1.1“

since vAC is part of the URL (is it?), you need to make this clear to the engine:
...
  put "805" into vAC
  put URL ("http://www.webservicex.net/uszip.asmx/GetInfoByAreaCode?USAreaCode=" & vAC) && "HTTP/1.1“
…

> Why?
> 
> Thanks,
> Bill Vlahos

Best

Klaus

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