Application Development

Enable File Upload and Download

The Files Column Property is used to stage any type of file including graphics, text, Word or Excel files. Files are stored in a specific location on the web server and are enabled for download.

This feature is available for the File control only.

To enable file upload and download:

  1. Access the Page Columns page for a column with a File control.
  2. Click Edit.

    View the field descriptions for the Page Columns page

  3. Enter the path name to upload files to and to store files for download in File Path field.

    NOTE: The user must manually create the folder if it does not already exist.

    NOTE:The files are usually stored in a folder with the same name as the Stewardship Tier WebApp ID (GUID). Use the forward slash / within and at the end of the path. The forward slash at the end of the path denotes a folder. For example, if /NWEmployees is used, it is treated as a file name. /NWEmployees/employee/ is treated as a folder.

    NOTE: The folder UserArea is created by Stewardship Tier and should always be the first folder name in the path. The English folder is required and must be added by the user. The WebApp ID sets the path to the WebApp. Other folders or sub folders can be used but the English folder is used as the default.

  4. Select Virtual from the File Path Type list box.
  5. Select Upload or Download from the File Direction list box.
  6. Click Save.