Power Pages are a useful tool for creating customer-facing websites and experiences. Sometimes it's advantageous to segment information across various pages, instead of condensing everything into one, potentially overwhelming, page. This segmentation technique enhances the user experience by negating clutter and confusion.
Essentially, to move different elements of information onto varied screens or pages, we need a global variable to carry over our values to the next page. This behavior, which typically requires URL parameters, is aptly executed in the realm of the Power Pages sphere.
A URL parameter, often known as a query string, can be added at the end of a URL. This string contains a parameter name that is assigned a specific value. Additively any other parameter and its values follow it, all separated by '&'.
The blog post included an example demonstrating the use of a query string; "https://lowcodelewis.com?post=URLParameters" here, ‘post’ is the parameter name and ‘URLParameters’ is the assigned value.
The importance of URL parameters is emphasized, as they allow the functionality of global variables to be mimicked on websites and Power Pages. URL parameters append a question mark, a parameter name, an equals character, and a value to the end of a URL. Further parameters and values can be added and separated with '&'. The author provides an example URL in the context of a website for clarity.
Gaining a comprehensive understanding of URL parameters can greatly enhance one's web development skills and ability to create more dynamic and interactive websites.