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QueryStringParam on Softkey


Documentation here:

suggests that I can use a Softkey URL to append QueryStringParams to the end of the currently selected URL on the 7940/60. However, this does not seems to work. I'm running the phone firmware: 5.0(3.0) P00305000300. Network trace shows that the phone does not make any request when the softkey is pressed. The first example on that page works fine, but the second doesn't.

I would like to see a working example.




Re: QueryStringParam on Softkey

I think I know what you're trying to do. Have input items, and pass the user input as parameter at the end of the sofkey url, correct? That is not possible (I've been in touch with Cisco TAC for a week on this issue now). For elements, QueryInputStrings are only appended to the global URL (the one just inside CiscoIPPhoneInput). As soon as you enter actual URLs in the softkey, you loose the ability to pass on QueryStringParams I'm afraid.

It works with menuitems though, an example can be seen in photodirectory.jsp.

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Re: QueryStringParam on Softkey

yeah, that's what i wanted to do. Basically, have a url on a menu item & based on the softkey you press, the URL changes dynamically (a different QueryString param appended). For instance, say the URL in the menuitem is

I have 2 softkeys, "Images" and "Groups". I scroll down to the URL & if i hit "Images" softkey, i go to If I hit the "Groups" softkey, i go to

Anyway, I found that this DOES work on the 7970-:-)

but not on the 7940/7960 even with thier latest firmwares.

Re: QueryStringParam on Softkey

Hmm.. it's supposed to work with menuitems all the way. Cisco even provides an example how to do this with the photodirectory sample. As global URL for the menuitem you define your QueryString, then you use your proper URLs for the softkeys and it works, even on the 7960.

However, it does not work with CiscoIPPhoneInput, and I've confirmed that with Cisco last week. It's also not something they plan to change (at least for now).