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how do i standardize the path of Adobe to open a PDF file?

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Hi all,

In one of my forms, i have created a Text Item (named as PDF1 ) in which i will display the name of PDF file and also have created a check box (named as CH1 & put in the block 'PDFCHK' ).

Here what i am doing is when i click on the check box, the PDF file opens (name present in the Text Item).

So i have written the following code.


  filename VARCHAR2(256);



  IF :pdfchk.CH1 = 1 THEN

  filename :='C:\'||:PDF1||'.pdf';

  AppID := DDE.App_Begin('C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe '||filename,DDE.APP_MODE_MAXIMIZED);



The problem here is that since i have hardcoded the path of Adobe (C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe) , there is a problem.

In all the systems different versions of Adobe is installed & in different folder. So it does not work on all systems. So how do i standardize the code such that it searches the path itself or what can be the remedy to this???

Please help me on this?

Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release - Production

Thank You.


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