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Dynamic linking to folder path through Webi Document.

Oct 04, 2017 at 07:19 AM


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Hi Experts,

I have some requirement where I have to link files stored in NAS storage(some folder path ) to Webi report dynamically.

I did dynamic linking to share-point path however it was a web link not sure how we can link webi document to some folder path.

Request you to please guide how we can achieve this.

Satish Musale

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Bence Legradi
Oct 04, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Hi Satish,

If I understand your request correctly, you would like to link files stored on a network drive (NAS) in WebI reports.

I managed to insert a hyperlink pointing to a file on a network drive by following the steps below:

  1. Insert an empty cell into the WebI report.
  2. Open the Formula Editor and enter the UNC path of the document within a hyperlink,
    e.g. "<a href="file://///server/path/to/file.txt">Link Alias</a>"
  3. Right click on the cell -> Format cell -> Read content as: Hyperlink.

However, this seems to work with IE only. Chrome and Firefox are blocking links to remote files due to security reasons.


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Thank you so much ,I am able to do the same by following above steps.