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PB 12.0 .Net Webservice PDF file open


I am using PB 12. to develop a .NET web service.

It needs to read a PDF file stored on another server in a shared directory and returns it to the Web page for download purpose.

The problem is that the functions Fileexists() or Fileopen() always fail to find the file.

It seems that the WebService only knows the subdirectories underneath it's own virtual directory.

eg: C:\Program Files (x86)\webform\webservice_name\webservice_name_root\file\common\c\temp for c:\temp directory

Is there a way to acces other directories or is it mandatory to copy all files in subdirectories web service ?

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    Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 01:21 PM

    Hi Thierry;

    I perform these type of external file manipulations all the time in my Web Services *. Here are some observations though for you to consider ....

    1) Your WS should be deployed to "C:\InetPub\wwwroot\xxxxxxxxx" and not "c:program files"!!!

    2) Folders you need access to from your WS should have IIs_User read priviledges

    3) You can always use the MS-Windows PowerShell from your WS to assist with external file manipulation.


    * - I only use PB Classic built .Net Web Services

    Regards .,.. Chris

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