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I have jquery function which calls an action GetReport which returns a pdf file
This is the Action
 return File(renderedBytes, mimeType);

Open in new window


This is the function
function showReport() {
        var clinic = $("#SelectedClinic").val();
        var date = $("#SelectedDate").val();
      var url = "/Reports/GetReport";
         $.get(url, { SelectedClinic: clinic, SelectedDate: date }, function (data) {
             $("#outPut").html(data);
         });
    }

This is the result
result
I would ideally like to open the pdf file in a new window or tab.
I might also like to show the file DIV $("#outPut") but my real question is how to open it in a new window.


By the way this works
@Html.ActionLink("View in new tab","GetReport","Reports", new {SelectedClinic = "Galway"  }, new { target="_blank" })
but i cannot set the SelectedClinic parameter without doing a post.

The SelectedClinic should come from the dropdown.

Thanks
Eamon
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by:Julian Hansen
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You will need to open the new window first and have your script run in that.
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by:Eamon
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$("#outPut").html(data);
in a new window will still not display the report.
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by:Julian Hansen
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But why are you doing it this way

Why not just have

<a href="pathtopdf/file.pdf" _target="blank">Link text</a>

Or

<a href="pathtopdfcontainer.html" _target="blank">Link text</a> and then have the pdf load in this file (or script)?
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The action GetReport generates the report and returns a file
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Julian Hansen earned 500 total points
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Ok I think I understand - you want to open a doc based on the value of the drop down and have it open in a new window?

Can you not do something like the following
function showReport() {
  var clinic = $("#SelectedClinic").val();
  var date = $("#SelectedDate").val();
  var url = "/Reports/GetReport";
  window.open(url + '?SelectedClinic=' + clinic + '&SelectedDate' + date, '_blank');
}

Open in new window

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by:Eamon
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Thank you
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you are welcome - thanks for the points.
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