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  • bhaub
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    Re: Downloading PDF from a5w page

    Thought I'd better clean up the mess I started here... all along my problem was the directory I've been uploading the pdf's was outside instead of under the A5Webroot..

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  • christappan
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    Re: Downloading PDF from a5w page

    I made another related discovery today at http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...ad.php?t=85373. Don't know if it will help or not.

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  • bhaub
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    Re: Downloading PDF from a5w page

    Thank you for all your help, I checked and pdf's are in the accepted list with global permissions. It's probably something even simpler, however, it is still escaping me at this time.

    I'm testing the uploaded pdf in a grid where the path to the pdf is set as a value in a field called uploadpdf. The control type is "LINK" however I noticed I have not set a "display format"....??? While I'm at it..here are the other settings I'm now using
    Display format = (blank)
    Display what in link? = Value in field
    Link address type = Field value is the link address
    Target frame window or DIV = New Window

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  • mheller
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    Re: Downloading PDF from a5w page

    It sounds to me like you have placed your PDF files outside of the Web root. You need to publish them to be under the Web root, and then reference them as a URL rather than as a file.

    E.g., if you have a Web root at c:\A5Root, a URL of "/pdf/mypdf.pdf" will resolve to c:\A5Root\pdf\mypdf.pdf. If your PDF is at c:\pdf\mypdf.pdf, the Web server cannot reference it, since going outside the root is forbidden for security reasons.

    Got it?

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  • christappan
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    Re: Downloading PDF from a5w page

    Through thinking about my system in context of our dialogue, I just realized that it's possible that you don't have PDFs allowed in your system. Go to Web Security > Page Security > File Types Always Allowed and make sure PDFs are listed and have the right permissions. If they're not, you can add them and set the global permission.

    Past that, I'm sorry, but I think you've exhausted my level of knowledge. Any "filename" that I haven't applied permissions to in my application's webroot can be accessed using the forward slashes noted below. I can just type into a browser bar http://[mydomain.com]/[filename] and it shows up.

    Hope you get it figured out.

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  • bhaub
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    Re: Downloading PDF from a5w page

    thanks for the clarification...However, I must be still missing something...
    I've tried several iterations, one set of results just take me back to the originating Tabbed UI page, the other set give me the 404 Not Found error... image on left shows what's is seen on the page itself... (I'd love to see an example where an Alpha 5 Web Server application allows Pdf downloads.. (with some help we've got the upload thing doing.. thought that was the hard part )

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  • christappan
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    Re: Downloading PDF from a5w page

    Sorry, I guess that wasn't clear. And I was a newbie not too long ago, but have gotten lots of answers from the forum.

    Is c:\a5v10 your Application Root? If so, the address would be:

    "http://[site]/cvpdf/p000002.pdf" where [site] is localhost if testing or your domain name for anyone trying to get at it via the web.

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  • bhaub
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    Re: Downloading PDF from a5w page

    did you mean????
    <center><a href="c:/a5v10/cvpdf/p000002.pdf" target=_self>(Download PDF) </a></center> if so I'm getting the same error messages...if that's not what you meant could you draw this newbie a picture ... thanks

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  • christappan
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    Re: Downloading PDF from a5w page

    Backslashes in filenames are forward slashes in web browsers. Should help some...

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  • bhaub
    started a topic Downloading PDF from a5w page

    Downloading PDF from a5w page

    I have pdf files uploading successfully to a directory at c:\a5v10\cvpdf ...However, I can't seem to access them from an a5w page once they are in place. Below is the code I attempted using to access them. When you click on the 'link' Firefox says it doesn't know how to open the address because the protocol isn't associated with any program??? IE brings up a Dial-up Connection prompting one to select which service to connect with ATT.
    If anyone can decipher this question and then lead me in the right direction I'd sure be thankful for the help...
    <tr><td>
    <center><a href="c:\a5v10\cvpdf\p000002.pdf" target=_self>(Download PDF) </a></center>
    </td></tr>
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