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Create download link to file in KM


In our portal I have configured a couple of KM iViews (on KM repositories) for anonymous access. Works fine.

Now I would like to create a URL to a file in 1 of those repositories. The purpose is that when a user enters that URL in a browser, he/she will be asked if they want to download the file or not.

Does anyone knows if it is possible to generate such a URL?

Under Details -> Settings -> Properties -> Access of a file, there is a target URL. This URL works, but it opens the file for me and doesn't give the option to download it.



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    Posted on Jun 17, 2008 at 04:33 PM

    The KM HTTP servlet supports that, but you need to build a different URI.

    As far as I recall, for a KM doc such as


    the URI would be


    (this is what you get when you choose "download" from the KM UI).

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    • Former Member Edmond Paulussen

      You're welcome.

      Please keep in mind that the format for the URI is subject to change without notice. If this is critical to you you may want to ask SAP to either document it, or to expose an API to compute it.

      Best regards, Julian

  • Posted on Jun 17, 2008 at 03:45 PM

    Hi Edmond,

    This depends on

    - the file itself (its extension and/or mime type)

    - the client (how for example the browser handles different mime types)

    For example, if the mime type is "text/html", the browser directly opens the content. If it is "application/pdf", it may be opened within the browser or you are asked to download/open it, which again is dependent on the browser plugin and/or on the headers sent by the portal docs components.

    Hope it helps to narrow this down


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