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Open External Files Using UNC Path via a Button Using JScript

Posted on 2011-09-21
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Hello Experts,

Without getting into too much detail I need to use JScript to open some .xls & .mdb files via buttons within an InfoPath 2003 form.  I know how to accomplish this using vbs but obviously I can't do that now.  Aside from suggesting using a link; does anyone know how to accomplish this with js?

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I figured this out myself, here's the code in case anyone else needs it.  It works for both UNC paths and URLs (be sure to add extra "\'):

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p.s. for UNC path {
var Act = new ActiveXObject("Wscript.Shell");
 var File = ("\\\\Your\\file\\here");  
  try {Act.Run("\""+File+"\"",1,false);}
  catch(e){ Act.Popup("" +'\n'+ File, 0,"", 0 + 0 + 0);}
}
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by:ShadowIT
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I answered the quesiton myself, please refund my points.
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