How to display an hyperlink in ArcGIS Online

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Occasional Contributor III

Hello everyone,

How can I display an field in ArcGIs Online that is ahyperlink in ArcMap/ArcCatalog and opens a folder when clicked

Sample:

FILE:///\\,server>\folder\subfolder

 

 

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MVP Regular Contributor

It will not be able to open a folder using the OS file explore app. The best you could do is to host it as a virtual directory and allow directory browsing so you can get a list of files and folders in the browser.

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Occasional Contributor III

When using a virtual directory, is there a way to open a specific folder?

 

file:///<virtual directory>/folder/subfolder

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MVP Regular Contributor

Sure. Make the virtual directory at the highest level necessary and you can browse down from there in the url just like you would expect. For example, D:\temp\virtualdir on the server (or some network drive, etc) could be hosted as a virtual directory and accessed from web browser like https://hostname/iis_virtual_directory_name/someinsidefolder/anotherfolder (assuming those folders exist inside the virtualdir location).

Again though, you will need to have directory browsing enabled if you're going to view the contents of a folder.

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Occasional Contributor II

It's my understanding that this is a security measure put in place so local files cannot be opened via a link.  You'll probably have to host the file online somewhere as mentioned above.

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