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  • File Download In A List Component

    Does anyone know how to download a file in a List component?

    I though it would be straight forward but I can't figure it out. I have an image in the list and when I click the image I want to download a file using a referenced filename stored in another field.

    Here is a screenshot of the image in the list (the image is actually called NotesIcon) and the referenced filename in the field called Notes.


    1. I've set up a javascript action for File Download using a referenced filename. What's puzzling is the Notes field is not an option in the dropdown list of fieldnames.


    2. I've set the javascript code to run the action when the image OnClick event is triggered.


    When I click the image I just get "You did not specify the name of the file to download". I know it's because of step 1 above but I don't see how to access the reference filename from the action javascript, even though the filename is clearly in the list.

    Has anyone been able to make this work or see what I might be doing wrong?
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    Re: File Download In A List Component

    You might want to view it in dev tools in chrome or firebug, etc to see that the URL is correct for the filename when the button click is invoked
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      Re: File Download In A List Component

      Charles, thanks for the reply. I have figured out how to make it work ... I don't like it but it works.

      I had to put a control on the UX component to hold the file path (even though the file path is available in the query returned for the List control itself).
      Then when I click the icon in the List to do the file download, I trigger 2 javascript events:

      1. Populate the control that I put on the UX with the file path.
      2. Execute the file download referencing the file path in the UX control above.

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      This is the only way I have found to access the fieldname (referenced file) in the File Download action javascript properties.
      This seems redundant when the filename of the file is already available inside the List control. So, unless I'm missing something, this is a bit of a mystery to me.
      Oh well, it works now.
      Last edited by iRadiate; 05-19-2016, 08:15 AM. Reason: typo
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