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Unable to access local files from the favorites menu

Jun 02, 2017 at 12:05 PM


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I tried adding a notepad file from my desktop to my favorites via Favorites->Add other objects->Web address or file. The notepad file got added succesfully to the favorites screen. However on double clicking the file I am getting the below error in the screenshot.

However this was working earlier.

What could possibly be the problem.

Thanks in advance.


Vignesh Sunkasi.K

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Richard Harper Jun 02, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Try with an HTM or HTML extension....

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Hi Richard,

I tried with an HTML extension but it doesnt work.

On debugging, it was found that function module 'CALL_BROWSER' is being called and inside this FM a check is available to see if the path entered starts with 'https://' or 'www'. Since we are uploading a file from the local machine, the path starts with 'C:' and hence the check fails and the error message is getting displayed. Looking for solution to overcome the error.


Vignesh Sunkasi.,K


It's not an error - it seems like it's by design since the browser is being used to display the file. Why not stash it on a server somewhere since on a local pc the file will not be available 24 hours a day since the user will be turning the pc on and off.

Have you checked the SAP documentation ??

This states:

Inserting a Web Address or a File

1.Choose Favorites Link or file.

A dialog box appears.

2.Enter the name and Web address or the file name and choose Continue.

The Web address must start with http://. For example,

The file name must have the format: :\ \ . For example, C:\Texts\ SAP.doc. You can use this function only if you can access local files from your Web browser.

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Former Member Jun 02, 2017 at 01:03 PM

You would be using web address or file to do that.

I tried when you add it; it doesn't open firstly; but later it starts. for me it always doing the same when I login every time..

first time wont work; force it to close it & then run again it will work.

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