NixonPhilip Member since 2015 1 post
Posted: September 21, 2016
Last activity: September 23, 2016

Open URL in Window is not opening files on fileshare

I am trying implement a solution to open Excel file from a Link on a UI. Following are the steps taken and is not working.

  1. On a section rule, got a Link with Click event and Action to Open URL in Window.

Tried the following URLs and it is NOT working:

             file://LPHILNW7US/TaskList/MasterTaskList_20160804.xlsx - local file share

file:// Office/Key Goals/Key Goals 2000/Done.xls – file on Pega network drive

But when I use http URL (eg., it opens up the URL on a browser window.

  2. The Open URL in Window action has the Activity with Show-HTML method with HTMLStream.

  3. The HTMLStream has the following:

       <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=<%=tools.getParamValue("OpenFile")%>">

  4. When tried running the application, it opens up a blank browser window.


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