Put a trace in for _root.dealershipName and see what is coming out. My guess is it is coming out as being undefined due to some disconnect in the actionscript locations. Physically (so to speak) where is the loadMovie command relative to frame 2 of the main mc?
Thanks Ned for your response.
I'm not sure how to add the trace command, my actionscript skills are very basic to say the least. Using my link do you mind adding it for me?
To answer your question regarding the loadMovie command;
I have a main MC called index.swf, this loads two external SWF, one onto level 1 and the other onto level 5. The SWF with the loadMovie command resides in the 8th frame of an actionscript layer on level 1. This is supposed to reference the variable I created in the 2nd frame of my main MC which to the best of my knowledge is the root. Hope this makes sense.
I was able to figure out the trace command. If I add the trace command to the main SWF it return the value bellville, which is correct. If I add it to the external SWF it returns the value undefined. Not sure where the problem lies!!!