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How to save table to file in Mobile 7.1


We are using Mobile 7.1. We are trying to save the table context in the mobile client to the local file.

We use a FileDownload element in the screen. The FileDownload is bound to a Resource attribute which contains the table data (as well as name and type of the file).

When the user clicks on the FileDownload link, he gets an error message "Cannot open HTTP connection" with an http link that points to the file.

Do you know how can we save the table context to the client (i.e. export to excel)?

If it's impossible with FileDownload, is there a way to open a Save As dialog and write the file locally? (We don't know how to open the Save As dialog from web dynpro).

Thanks in advance,


Edited by: Sergey Kozyrev on Dec 23, 2008 11:05 AM

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  • Posted on Dec 23, 2008 at 10:48 AM


    The http link that is used in the FileDownload should be in the following format :

    localhost ......

    In 7.1 the file can only be downloaded the following way:

    get the deployable part :

    use a fileInputstream element to read contents of the file.

    Then :

    WDDeployableObjectPart dom = wdThis.wdGetAPI().getComponent().getDeployableObjectPart();

    IWDCachedWebResource res;

    res = WDWebResource.getPublicCachedWebResource(in, WDWebResourceType.TXT[whatever you need as the file extension], WDScopeType.APPLICATION_SCOPE, dom, "Attachment");

    Thanks and Regards,


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      Hi Sergey/Narayani,

      Right now I'm having problems with mobile reports. I need to create som printable reports in some format like PDF, Plain Text, etc. But my problem is how to create that in JDK 1.5 without external libraries. In a normal java project I can import some libraries with no problem, but in a WebDynpro Mobile for laptops I cant, because it's a DC's. Can anybody help me with this issue.


      David Faustini

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