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Philip Michael  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:46:46 PM(UTC)
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I have a Open URL/File page action with a URL to an IIS Web site virtual directory. What do I need on the iPhone to be able to open common files like .pdf, .xlsx, .docx using this method?
MIP  
#2 Posted : Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:31:16 PM(UTC)
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Hi,

You can open files in external apps with the action "Open URL/File" with the option "Open in external app".
Remember that you'll have to have your file first stored locally on the device and you have to have an app installed that supports this file type.

Here an example:
1) first a two step process to get the file to the client how i'd do it.
1a) from within the server into a page source tree ( load binary file to node )
1b) then store this to the clients local file system ( save node to binary filae - client file path )
2) finally open in external app.

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Philip Michael  
#3 Posted : Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:01:41 PM(UTC)
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Thank you. This does work somewhat, but is there a way to specify opening the file in the browser? If I use the same URL in the Load Binary file below and paste it into Safari, it opens the PDF. How can I do this this from my App?
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:59:15 AM(UTC)
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Hi,

currently i can not think of a way how you'd open a sandboxed file in the browser (which is an external app to your app).
Directly opening the url in browser with "open url" is no option i guess?

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Philip Michael on 12/15/2020(UTC)
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