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    field value is link address

    I really like this feature in the grid component:


    I would put PDF datasheets for products on my server, and then in the detail view of the grid, I had a "click here" button that would go to that file's URL.

    I'm trying to duplicate that in a UX component with a list control. I've already got the Phonegap document handler plugin working, as I would like to natively open up the PDF inside of the Phonegap app. I just don't see anything in the list control that easily duplicates what is being done in the screenshot I attached for a grid. Does that make sense? Anyone have any ideas on how to accomplish this?


    Re: field value is link address

    Carl pretty sure theres an action script event in the builders to open a report as a PDF, is that what you need?
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      Re: field value is link address

      Hey Charles, thanks for the response. I found a javascript action event that uses Phonegap to open a file within the native application. Looks like it uses the cordova opener to do this. Is that what you are referring to? That may be what I need, not entirely sure though. I was playing around with that and couldn't quite figure it out. I can see in the dialog window for this javascript action where I can point to a file URL. I guess the part I am confused on is that I want it to point to a URL in my database, not some manually entered information.


        Re: field value is link address

        I do this with the following code in the List's onClick event:

        var open =;
        function success() {
        function error(code) {
          if (code === 1) {
            console.log('No file handler found');
          } else {
            console.log('Undefined error');
        var dir = cordova.file.externalDataDirectory;
        console.log('dir: '+dir);
        open(dir+'media/LIST_MEDIA/'+this.selectionData[0].Filename, success, error);
        But I had to configure the "Media and Other Linked Files (PhoneGap Application Only)" section in the Detail View tab of the List Builder first.


          Re: field value is link address

          Thanks Jeff. I will check this out.