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Open external document via Discoverer Report

Greg.Buc Member Posts: 3 Blue Ribbon
edited Nov 5, 2012 4:18AM in Discoverer
We have one or more external documents associated with a record. The location of each external document is stored in our database.

We need a Discoverer report to show a URL of some sort with the location of the external document so that the Discoverer user can click on that link and have it open in a separate window.

These documents are .pdf, .doc, .docx and only need view-only access. Once they are done viewing, users can close the window and return to their Discoverer report.

Q: Is this possible in Discoverer ?

One caveat: the documents are on a different server than the server with the Discoverer app software...

thanks, much!


Note: I had an earlier post here -- 9271962 -- my final question (this one) was not answered. Help here would be appreciated!

Edited by: Greg.Buc on Jul 24, 2012 9:59 AM

Edited by: Greg.Buc on Jul 24, 2012 10:00 AM


  • Rod West
    Rod West Member Posts: 4,025 Gold Trophy
    Is this possible in Discoverer ?
    Yes, provided you have a url that will open the document on the server.

    You will need to create a column in your folder which returns the url for the document. Then change the "Content type" property of the folder item to FILE. Include this column in your report and it will show the URL link symbol. When the user clicks on the link in the report, Discoverer will open the URL in a new browser session.

    Rod West
  • Nitesh Sharma
    Nitesh Sharma Member Posts: 5 Blue Ribbon
    Also, the access can be set by server management team on who can have read-only access and who can open and save the document.
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