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ThaiAn_Vu
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Open attachment in browser

Hi all,

 

I have a form showing list attachments from SharePoint List. When I click on the attachment, it saved to my computer. My tasks required me to open alot of attachment and i could not save them all to my computer and delete them at the end of the day, Are there anyway to click on the attachment and it opens on the new tab of the browser or display them in Sharepoint ? 

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Re: Open attachment in browser

Hi @ThaiAn_Vu,

 

So far you cannot directly open all attachments in new tabs when using custom Form in SharePoint list. But you can open the attachments one by one separately by selecting Open option when clicking on the attachment files. They will open in Office or other applications, but not inside browser tab. 

Capture.JPG

 

If you really need this, you could post this idea in the PowerApps Ideas forum, so it might be considered for future releases.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

Regards,

Mona Li

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Open attachment in browser

Hi @ThaiAn_Vu,

 

So far you cannot directly open all attachments in new tabs when using custom Form in SharePoint list. But you can open the attachments one by one separately by selecting Open option when clicking on the attachment files. They will open in Office or other applications, but not inside browser tab. 

Capture.JPG

 

If you really need this, you could post this idea in the PowerApps Ideas forum, so it might be considered for future releases.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

Regards,

Mona Li

 

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Lam01007
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Re: Open attachment in browser

I just faced this issue, and I found a workaround solution:

 

1. Select the Attachments data card, and unlock it.

2. Add a blank vertical gallery, cut and paste it into the Attachments data card.

3. Set the "Items" property of the gallery to "ThisItem.Attachments"

4. Click the edit icon of the gallery, then add "HTML Text".

5. Select the "HTML Text", and enter the following html in "HtmlText" property:
"<a href='" & ThisItem.AbsoluteUri & "?web=1' target='_blank'>" & ThisItem.DisplayName & "</a>"

 

The key point is the query string "?web=1" after the URL.

MarcAndre
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Re: Open attachment in browser

Hey @Lam01007 

can you left a few more details maybe Screenshots when i try your steps it didn't work

 

thank you in advance

Lam01007
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Re: Open attachment in browser

hi, @MarcAndre ,

 

Thanks for your reply, I skipped some steps, sorry for my mistake, and please follow these screenshot instead:

 

1. Unlock "Attachments" Data Card:

1.png

 

2. Add Blank Gallery:

2.png

 

3. Cut the Gallery:

3.png

 

4. Paste into the Attachment Data Card:

4.png

 

5. Set the "Items" property of the Gallery to "ThisItem.Attachments"

5.png

 

6. Click "Edit" icon of the Gallery, and insert "HTML Text":

6.png

 

7. Set the "HtmlText" property of the HTML Text to "<a href='" & ThisItem.AbsoluteUri & "?web=1' target='_blank'>" & ThisItem.DisplayName & "</a>"   <----- (include double quote):

7.png

 

Moreover, you may allow need to show/hide the gallery/file uploader between the New/View/Edit Display Mode:

1. Set "Visible" of Attachements's DataCardValue to "SharePointForm1.DisplayMode <> DisplayMode.View"

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2. Set "Visible" of Gallery to "SharePointForm1.DisplayMode = DisplayMode.View"

9.png

MarcAndre
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Re: Open attachment in browser

thank you so much !!! @Lam01007  works fine !

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