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I want to have a button that adds a linked file to a richtext field. This button should display a "Open file" dialogue box and nothing else and should display the file as an icon.

Can anyone help me out?

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Question by:Pennywisdom
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by:sloeber
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What do you really want ????????????????????
Attachments ????????
Can you give us else an example, because I don't know what you really want ?
Do you want in a rich text field icons(attachments) ?
You can just copy-past the file and he place an icon for you.
Or do you want a dialog list with several files, and if you choose one, he add that in to your rich text field ?
If you do that than all the icons are the same.

Greets,
Sloeber
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by:Pennywisdom
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What I realy want is a field that displays all the attachements but that the user can't edit. I want a button that would add attachements to this field always in the same way. Because right now the user can add files as icons or the contents and that's a problem. I don't want the user to be able to display the contents of a file in the documents.

So if the user wants to add a file I want to follow these steps:
1) Click on the button
2) Choose a file from an open file diologue box
3) the file is added (as an icon) automaticly to the field
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by:sloeber
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What you want is how the attachments work on the web.
If your databse is a webdatabase, just choose create ==> embedded element ==> file upload control
Else if it's a db for the client, you must use Lotusscript for doing the same thing. But that isn't so easy.
So, is it for notes or for the web  


Greets,
Sloeber
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by:Pennywisdom
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Right now it's for notes but I have to consider that eventualy it will be for the web also
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Arunkumar earned 100 total points
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For now,

Use the
@Command([EditGotoField];"FIELDNAME") along with
@Command( [EditInsertFileAttachment] )

Web information will follow if you insist.

:-)
Arun
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by:Pennywisdom
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I insist

:)
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by:sloeber
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Arun,

Then your field is still editable.
And you can add also other information, and I thought that he don't want to have the possibility to add other things as attachments.
For the web, just add the embedded element =>Upload Control
It does what you want

PS: Arun, did you've a look to my question


Greets,
Sloeber
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by:Pennywisdom
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Thanks Arun, it works great.

Now if I can just find a way to make it uneditable, i'll be all set
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by:sloeber
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There are a couple of ways to insert an attachment.
But they need all an editable field.

Greets,
Sloeber
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by:Pennywisdom
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Thanks for your help, Sloeber too
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by:Arunkumar
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Hey sloeber!

Which question you are talking about ?  Can you send the link to that ?
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