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Open an excel URL in new window without calling an action


I have a project in which I have a button and link to URL as table tool bar element.

I am able to generate an excel on click of a button and this excel opens when I click on link to URL.

Requirement is to open the excel sheet on click of button without having to click on link to URL.

I am able to transfer table data to excel sheet and I am also able to generate the URL.

But, I am not able to open this URL directly without clicking on the link to URL.

Can any one help? I need to open the excel sheet in single click.

My code is as below

IWDResource cachedExcelResource = null;

//Create File
File f = new File("Name of Excel");

//Create workbook
WritableWorkbook workbook = Workbook.createWorkbook(f);

//Create sheet
WritableSheet sheet = workbook.createSheet("First Sheet", 0);

// Code to transfer table data to excel sheet.

workbook.setColourRGB(Colour.LIME, 0xff, 0, 0);


FileInputStream excelCSVFile = new FileInputStream(f);

cachedExcelResource =
"Name of Excel",


String url = cachedExcelResource.getUrl(WDFileDownloadBehaviour.ALLOW_SAVE.ordinal());


IWDWindow window =


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  • Posted on Sep 03, 2013 at 08:22 AM

    Is the issue resolved? Were you able to find the solution?

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      I was able to fix the issue on my own.

      I called the button action in the code to populate table data. This way I was able to avoid the extra action of clicking a button.

      It solved my purpose.



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