I need to make an action method that will receive a parameter in the url, perform a search and return an array. Anyway, that's not the problem. My problem is that I want a url like 'baseurl/frontname/param'. I don't know how to do this. I've already seem a Magento site performimg same operation with a url like 'baseurl/frontname/index.php?/param'. It's good for me too.

Can someone help me to realize it?

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I assume you have a module and a controller that performs the search.
If so, you can get the url like this:

 Mage::getUrl('module/controller/action', array('param_name1'=>'value1', 'param_name2'=>'value2', ....));

This will generate something like this:


If you want the params to be in the query string do this:

Mage::getUrl('module/controller/action', array('_query'=>'param_name1=value1&param_name2=value2'));  

This will generate:


If you don't want the controller name and action name in the url, then name your controller IndexController and your action indexAction and get the url like this:

Mage::getUrl('', array('_direct'=>'module', '_query'=>'param_name1=value1&param_name2=value2'))

This will generate


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