darn tootin' its possible... I think the syntax within the Flash getURL action would be more like getURL="http://somesite.com/+ index.html?var=value" But that will depend on the lanquage you're using... Below is an example of how to set the variable to a given value within the <object>+<embed> tags. I wouldn't think a little variable logic would give you a problem... <!-code --> <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.ca b#version=4,0,2,0" width="740" height="272"><param name=movie value=images/va_final_home_face.swf?pageVar=home><param name=quality value=high><embed src="images/va_final_home_face.swf?pageVar=home" quality=high pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_ Version=ShockwaveFlash" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="740" height="272"></embed></object> <!- /code -> jc -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Charlie Llewellin Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 5:03 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] passing variables to a flash action Does anybody know if the following is possible - I have found lots of information about passing variables to Flash but not about doing exactly this: I have a variable in a page that I want to send to a URL in flash along the lines of $var=2001-01-01; .. src='flashmovie.swf?var=<?echo $var?>" and in the flash action, something like: so that I do not have to change the movie every time the variable is updated. Can this work? and what would be the real syntax? TIA Charlie --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !