How to Open A file

04-04-2016 06:14 PM
New Contributor

Your status update has been posted in Web AppBuilder Custom Widgets

Is there a widget or is it even possible to grab a table value that is not an URL but a path to a file on a local server that the system OS can act on with open file?
i.e. "\\gisdb\gis_production\managed_data\Public_safety\PrePlans\8401 W Monroe St- Council Chambers.pdf"
Or any ideal what type of script might work.Capture.JPG

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi Alan,

Out-of-the-box this is not possible due to security.  See the following KB Article for more information and a possible workaround:

45140 - Is it possible to create hyperlinks for data stored in a local drive in an ArcGIS Online web...

MVP Esteemed Contributor

What you need to do is create a virtual directory in IIS that points to your UNC path and then store that url in a field to use in your web map.