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    Jason Wilson
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    Default Field pointing to pdf document

    How do I set up a field that will point to a pdf? I set up an ole file, but it only allowed me to select the file I wanted to open. What I would like to do is have a way to input that pdf document through a folder browse for that record so that in the future they could just open the pdf. It does not need to display the pdf, just show the file name so that when they click on it, it opens it.

    Thanks for your help in advance?

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    Former Alpha Employee Edward Larrabee's Avatar
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    Default RE: Field pointing to pdf document

    You would set up a normal character field that is long enough to contain the fully qualified path and name of each PDF file. On your form you would put the following script under the OnPush event for that field.

    sys_open(fieldname.text)

    where "fieldname" is the actual name of your field

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    Jason Wilson
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    Default RE: Field pointing to pdf document

    What is the best way to put the file refence in there? Ideally, there would be a way to find the file and select it. Selecting it would put the correct location of the file. Is this possible?

    Jason

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    Jason Wilson
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    Default RE: Field pointing to pdf document

    Is there a way to open up files that are in a linked jpg? It is displayed on the form, but since they are different sizes, it would be better if they could open them in IE or their default jpg viewer.

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