using arcgispro, witihin a field of a row in a featureclass I am trying to define a hyperlink to a text file which is relative to my project home folder.
it is my understanding we can define a hyperlink to an absolute file (whihc I can confirm works just fine, the file operns in notepad)...
<a href="file:///c:\temp\readme.txt" >tidedata results</a>
however, the c:\ is not portable so is generally a really bad idea. a better approach is a relative path
I have tried many variants but cannot seem to get this to work in arcgispro...
<a href="file:///.\docs\readme.txt" >tidedata results</a>
<a href="file://.\docs\readme.txt" >tidedata results</a>
<a href=".\docs\readme.txt" >tidedata results</a>
<a href="readme.txt" >tidedata results</a>
I thought the external files would be relative to teh aprx file, ie in the project home folder
for the life of me I cannot get this to work. would anyone have a clue how to make this work?
I believe you are correct in the relative path part. I believe you need absolute path.
forward slants instead of back slants. here is an example of a hyperlink I have that opens a specific page in a specific pdf based on the file name field.
'file:///C:/MapBook/myfile.pdf#page=' + $feature.FILENAME
I will not work without a proper directory structure.
it will not know where .\docs is
In my example you will see C:/Mapbook which is a specific folder location. I do not think it can work with relative path names
You mention portable. A remote computer would not be able to find the C: drive on someone else's computer without using a UNC path.
You many need to load the file into your Portal or AGOL and use https to get to it. We do that with our a number of our assets that will link direct to their Maximo data
thanks for getting back to me. relative URL works fine in ArcMap if we query a feature. unfortunately this is broken in arcgispro. such a pity, but only to be expected with arcgispro. for the life of me I do not know how pro got out the door as a product.
the solution is to use arcmap or qgis.