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How do I link to a MS Word Doc which resides on a Windows Shared Drive from within an iFrame in a Portal Tab?
OS:Linux
This is the link which works when pasted into Windows Explorer:
file:\\mysite.net\doug\SHARED\Exception Reports\Functional Documentation.docx

The bottom line: I need to access a MS Word Doc which resdes on a Windows Shared Drive from within an iFrame which has Auto Execute set to True. The iFrame is the only item in that page which should display the MS Word doc.

So, what am I missing here?

Thanks, Doug

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It might be as simple as using forward slashes instead of backslashes. Try that if you haven't already.


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Sorry, it looks like there is a little more to it than that...

You need to also substitute HTML percent codes for characters your browser can't support; in particular, spaces... like so:

file://mysite.net/doug/SHARED/Exception%20Reports/Functional%20Documentation.docx


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Thanks... But: Nope. That gave WebFOCUS Error (8005) ... Unregistered Error.

It automatically adds "IBFS:/Testfile" as a prefix to my entry. I have a meeting with IB this afternoon. I'll ask them then and post my findings... Unless someone can come up with a solution before then.

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That (using a path to a share) only really works in Internet Explorer.

The more reliable approach is to put those documents under a web-server's document root and link to is using an HTTP (or perhaps FTP) URL.

We found that it's possible to create IIS virtual directories on remote shared directories, that could work for you.

Securing that is a different matter though.


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Originally posted by Doug:
I adds "IBFS:/Testfile" as a prefix to my entry.


Don't add IBFS:/ for files that are not on IBFS Wink


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Doug, did you see my second post?

I actually did a test here and it worked for me.


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Thanks Wep5622: That was a typo which I just corrected.
It should have been "It automatically adds "IBFS:/Testfile"
 
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Doug, did you see my second post?

Yep, That didn't work for me, still:
1) Added "IBFS:/Testfile" prefix
2) And displayed: WebFOCUS Error (8005) ... Unregistered Error.

May be a 8007 VS 8105 difference. I do have a 8105 machine on which I can try it.
 
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I did not test in an iFrame, but this worked for me in a Google browser for a URL:

file://webfocusdev/balanced_scorecard/Nursing%20Executive%20Dashboard_Feb2016_v2.pdf

From my laptop, I can bring up Google Chrome, then paste the above link as the URL and it brings up a PDF document from my "WEBFOCUSDEV" remote server and "balanced_scorecard" Windows share.


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Permissions problem on the Windows share, maybe?


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I did not test in an iFrame, but this worked for me in a Google browser for a URL:


Yeah, I can do that as well. I'm only interested in getting it to display from an iFrame, in a Tab, in a Portal.

The slashes can be either way "/ or \".
 
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Doug, I just tested in an iFrame and my PDF appeared just fine.

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>
<head>
<title>iFrame and Windows share</title>
</head>
<body>

<iframe id="iframe1" src="file://webfocusdev/balanced_scorecard/Nursing%20Executive%20Dashboard_Feb2016_v2.pdf"></iframe>

</body>
</html>


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Well, my test worked fine outside of WebFOCUS and with Chrome... with IE 11 it wanted to open the PDF in a new window. In Firefox, the iFrame appeared but it was empty.


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Thanks again Squatch, Please try it with a docx file. That'll give me hope Smiler... I'm just doing the presentation of a docx file which someone else if editing. So, no control over the format. I'm still troubled with the "IBFS:/Testfile" prefix being automatically added.
 
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With a docx file:

Chrome: Automatically downloads instead of displaying in iframe
Firefox: Nothing happens, just a blank iframe
IE 11: Asks if I want to download... nothing in iframe.


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Maybe I can save the users doc as pdf and use that instead. I'll try that.

I'm with IBI next week, so I'll check it out with them directly and post my findings.
 
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If you can link to the remote location from within your fex, then
CMD COPY c:/mysite.net/doug/SHARED/Exception%20Reports/Functional%20Documentation.docx myreport.docx
copies the file into your agent
then you have a less complicated link to write.
If you can't COPY directly, then do a
CMD NET USE to temporarly link to the file's location, then CMD COPY ...
That's how I do it... but I don't have blanks in my filenames, just makes it easier.
I don't know the unix equivalents of the dos CMD statement, tho.




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Thanks so much Susannah, I'll check it out.

PS: Let me know the next time you're in Nashville Smiler
 
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I looks like the issue here is how to issue a command from Linux that gets implemented in Windows. It's easy enough to transfer files to and from Linux from the Windows side using utilities like PSCP (google that). Maybe a product like SAMBA is what you need. Alternatively you can schedule automatic uploads of your Windows file using PSCP so that it is always available in the latest version on the Linux server.


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