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Dynamic URL Link Hotspot

I would like to link a picture (a thumbnail) to a file attachment (a PDF file) so when a Web user clicks on the thumbnail Domino launches the PDF file.

I can make this work through a URL Link Hotspot, but only if I specifiy the complete URL including the 32-character document unique ID and the file name of the attachment.

How can I get Domino to compute the Document unique ID and the file name of the attachement for the URL Link hotspot?
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rashalerAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
this might work.....
formula for hotspot:

docUNID := @DocumentUniqueID ;
fileName := @AttachmentNames ;
@URLOpen( "http://server/db/view/" + docUNID + "/$file/" + fileName + "/?OpenElement" )

Good luck!

The @AttachmentNames will only work if there's only one file attached, if more, you'll have to do it another way.

Hi rashaler,

You can use the following code for your hotspot:
DBNameHTML := @ReplaceSubstring( @Subset(@DbName; -1); " " : "\\"; "+" : "/" );
ViewName := @ReplaceSubstring( @Subset(@ViewTitle; 1); " " : "\\"; "+" : "/" );
"/" + DBNameHTML + "/" + ViewName + "/" + @Text(@DocumentUniqueID) + "/$File/" + @Subset(@AttachmentNames; 1)

This only works if the document has been opened from a view, otherwise @ViewTitle will not work. It may be a better idea to use a hard-coded view name. To do this, you can replace '@Subset(@ViewTitle; 1)' with the name (or even better, the alias) of the view. The desired document *must* be visible in this view. You can also use this code in a view, although you would have to generate the "<a href=" stuff etc. yourself.

I use @ReplaceSubstring formulas to make sure that the URL generated works on all Domino server variants (Linux for instance).

The @AttachmentNames gives the names of all attachments in the document in a text list. To get the first attachment, I use @Subset(@AttachmentNames; 1).

Good luck!
Rainer Keizer

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