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How do I create a link to a file using ColdFusion Mappings?

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I would like to post links to sensitive PDF documents on a password-protected cfm webpage. I do not want to actually post these sensitive PDF files on our website, so I created a CF mapping "/presentations"  which maps to D:\hiddendocs\

What would the link to this file - "D:\hiddendocs\123.pdf" look like?

This does not work:

<a href="/presentations/123.pdf">Download this File</a>
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Brijesh Chauhan earned 500 total points
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CF Mappings are used for as below

ColdFusion mappings let the cfinclude and cfmodule tags access pages that are outside the Web root. If you specify a path that starts with the mapping's logical path in these tags, ColdFusion looks for the page using the mapping's directory path.

ColdFusion also uses mappings to find ColdFusion components (CFCs). The cfinvoke and cfobject tags and CreateObject function look for CFCs in the mapped directories.



The above will just point to http://www.yourwebsite.com/presentations/123.pdf, which will NOT work.

For href, you either need to give a absolute URL or a relative URL, you can define the mapping in  Application.cfm / Application.cf  file and then use it as a variable.
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Thank you so much!
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