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How do we create Hyperlink to local file on c:\ in Web Intelligence

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How de we create Hyperlink to local file on c:\ in Web Intelligence.

Thanks in advance,

K.

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You could try something like share the local folder so that it can be accessed by means on the UNC name i.e
<servername>\<sharename>. Also, if you like you can create the share with a $ at the end so it would be hidden.

Then you can create the url/hyperlink instead of using "http" use "file".

href="file:///
myserver\myshare\myfile.txt"

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K,

You can't hyperlink to a local file when you are in WebI. The ability to hyperlink requires the http protocol to be employed, wrapped within a web service (like IIS, for instance). So to hyperlink to any file, that file must be a part of a web service, and the web service must have access to the folder (again, like in IIS you must create web shares and IIS must "mount" those shares in an http environment). Hopefully I'm making sense to you on why it can't be done.

On the other hand, content that is static and has been made available for browsing on the web can also be linked to by populating a cell in a WebI report, marking that cell as "read cell contents as hyperlink", etc, etc.

Thanks,

John