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  • Open File Folder From Grid

    How do I launch Windows File Explorer to a particular directory on my network. One of the fields in my grid has the specific folder location. I used to be able to accomplish this on the desktop version using the sys_open function, but am at a loss for a web page. I've tried using the download file genie for a hyperlink control, but that doesn't open the folder, although it seems to recognize that the folder exists (e.g. no error message). I don't need to open a particular file, just the folder so that my user can view its contents.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated please.


  • #2
    Re: Open File Folder From Grid

    Fernando, you could try a link like this one file:///D:/Frank/Documents/

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    • #3
      Re: Open File Folder From Grid

      Hi Frank--

      I think you put me on the right track. Thank you. I have a hyperlink on the grid with the following label source:

      <a href="file://///Thg-pe2900/THG-SERVER/Job Archive/">Archive</a>

      This does open up an Explorer window and subdirectory Job Archive.

      However, I have a field on the grid called "Job" that I want to append to the ".../Job Archive/" path so it will open up a job folder if pressed.



      • #4
        Re: Open File Folder From Grid

        This is tricky because there's browser security issues when trying to browse to/open a local a folder. Different browser (& versions) may behave differently.
        Maybe someone else has a suggestion ?

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        • #5
          Re: Open File Folder From Grid

          ....and so the question is:
          given the progress made, how to append the 'Job' field to the path so it can open up the subdirectory described in the 'Job' field?



          • #6
            Re: Open File Folder From Grid


            I did not notice you were browsing to a network share: that will work, browsing to a local folder (eg on your C: drive) will not work.
            You can create a calculated field to concatenate your fields and use that with a link control instead of a label with html source

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            • #7
              Re: Open File Folder From Grid

              I thought I was using a hyperlink control (image attached) and the calculated field (e.g. alltrim function) is called 'job'. I'm hoping to insert the 'Job' field in the tag somewhere to be able to open the correct folder...or perhaps I have the code in the wrong place???




              • #8
                Re: Open File Folder From Grid

                You inserted a "hard" hyperlink, you don't need that. Set the control type for the calculated field to "Link"

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