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Opening document through LinkToAction


I have a LinkToAction UI element, this link points to a document.

The display of the link is like this


But when i click on this link, nothing is happening, whether i have to set some action in onActionLinkClick method or leave it blank ?

I thought the OS will automatically open this word doc.

Do i have to do any special settings in browser or server.



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    Posted on Nov 29, 2005 at 07:10 AM

    Hi senthil,

    if you enable the directory listing option under the general tab then you can give an alias name for a folder in server and can open a folder on click of link to can put all the documents in the folder and can open it



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  • Posted on Nov 28, 2005 at 08:58 AM

    Hallo Senthil,

    it seems as if you intend to let the user open a file on his or her local file system via a hard file reference.

    Let me give you the following recommendations:

    Opening a File which is stored on the server is done using the FileDownload-UI-element.

    For opening a local file on the client you can use the LinkToURL-UI-element (but not the LinkToAction). You can use the file: prefix for addressing files on the client's local file system. When doing this you must be sure as an application developer that this file really exists. You cannot react on a file not found event on the client machine.

    Regards, Bertram

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      You have to put it in the server .If you have the document in test folder in c drive

      then go to

      \usr\sap\<instance name>\JC<instance number>\j2ee\admin\go.bat

      open visual admin

      go to services->http provider

      select the tab alias

      give a name say testword and define the path as c:/test/<name of the document>.doc

      save properties

      write the code below in the action associated with the link

      IWDWindow newwindow = wdComponentAPI.getWindowManager().createExternalWindow("http://cgnlpt041:50000/testword","<title of window>",false);;

      deploy the project

      Hope this helps you



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