I have about 300 portals (basically web forums) that we use for customer support.
Each portal has a title like
CustomerName Support 01012022
The portion after the CustomerName can vary.
Also, same customername can have multiple portals, but not identical titles.
I want to be able to open the main portal url for a customer based on highlighted text or typed info if nothing highlighted.
I considered using Dictionary key/value pair to assign the URL to each portal title.
But I am not clear how to search the dictionary keys for partial title and list all the matches to choose one.
Example: Let's say Apple has 4 portals
Apple Support 01012020
Apple iPad Support 06012020
Apple iOS Support 10102021
Apple Mac 02022021
If I have the word Apple selected and run a macro to go to portal page,
I would want a popup to show all 4 options for me to choose from.
Is this something that can be easily done with Dictionary or should I use a text file and
run an applescript or python script to parse the info?
Mainly I am asking if Dictionary can be used in this way.
If not, I can work on other methods to get the job done.
Thanks for the direction.
I was able to achieve my initial goal using the "FAVORITE DIRECTORIES" Macro.
I just had to change from file to URL.
Except the URL also has a : so the regex wasn't working.
I just remove the https:// from the URL in the text file and add it when opening in browser.
Could have tweaked regex, but this was quicker for me and temporary.
I think I will try to implement the JSON method (never used JSON so learning curve) since I have other pieces of data I would also like to quickly access related to the same portals.
Will start new topic if I have JSON questions.