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I have a webpage with a button on a form, is there a way to when the user clicks on the button it will open up excel and the file located in \\wlls\208\bobby.xls.
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by:asafadis
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I'm not sure if the URL '\\wlls\208\bobby.xls' would work... but this is the idea:
<a href="\\wlls\208\bobby.xls"><button>Download Excel File!<button></a>

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carlnorrbom earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

A more smooth implementation might be:

<input id="btnOpenExcel" type="button" value="Open bobby.xls" onclick="Javascript:window.open('file://wlls/208/bobby.xls');"/>

Try it out and let me know.

/Carl.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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asafadis: Never wrap a button in a link
Instead use a form or the onClick
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by:asafadis
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@mplungjan:
the form... ok
"onclick" has the risk of not working if javascript is disabled in the client's computer.  It's an unnecessary risk.  Using a form, for example, is a perfectly javascript-independent solution that does the same thing.


why not wrap a button with a link?  just curious...
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by:Michel Plungjan
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because many browsers will not understand what you click, the link or the button
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by:carlnorrbom
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Hi,

Did you manage to get this running or?

/Carl.
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by:ASOSWE
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yes, thank you
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