GetAsURLEncoded

Returns text as URL (Uniform Resource Locator) encoding, for use as a URL.

Format 

GetAsURLEncoded ( text )

Parameters 

text - any text expression or text field

Data type returned 

text

Originated in version 

8.5

Description 

This function removes all styles from text. All characters are first converted to UTF-8 format. Most characters that are not permitted in URLs are converted to %HH format (a percent sign followed by the character's hexadecimal value). The following reserved characters are not converted:

: - _ . ! ~ * ' ( )

See www.w3.org for more information on URL encoding.

Example 1 

GetAsURLEncoded("Hello") returns Hello.

GetAsURLEncoded("San Francisco") returns San%20Francisco.

GetAsURLEncoded("fran├žais") returns fran%c3%a7ais.