Our system needs to keep information about file location in a filesystem (network drive, or local drive). In computer world in general, http:// for web and file:\\\ for a filesystem is kind of the same, so I guess I can use pxURL control. I have created a property "FilePath" in a data table and trying to save file location but PRPC is throwing an error. I tried "C:\Data\PoC" and "file:\\\C:\Data\PoC" but both failed. Can I still use this pxURL for file location? If I use pxTextInput, the string will be shown as regular text on screen but I need to show it by hyper link so user can click to jump by Windows Explorer.
So your requirement is to store the location into a property in the data type? If so then declare that property as URL type then you can save the URL in file:///C:/Public format in it as shown in attachment.
Tried a simple use case like your's at my end and found the root cause of your issue. In the Developer tools(F12) of my chrome browser i can see that my browser is restricting me in opening the local resource as shown in the attachment.