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Anonymous
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The downloaded file is an HTML file and not PDF

Hello everybody,

 

I have some problems downloading PDFs in powerapps.

I have a PDF viewer and a button to download it (in webversion it works well), but when I open the file in powerapps program it is downloaded in HTML file and I can't open it.

Powerapps prob.JPG

I have a colum with direct links in excel to download it, for example 

Capture.JPG

 

Can anyone help me to solve this problem?

 

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Hi @Anonymous ,

Could you please share a bit more about your issue?

Do you mean that you could not save the downloaded file as PDF file when you run your app in PowerApps Desktop?

Further, have you installed PDF Client witin your PC?

 

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I have made a test on my side, and don't have the issue that you mentioned. The screenshot as below:4.JPG

 

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I think this issue may be related to the PDFDown URL value. The PDFDown URL stored in your Excel table is not point to a specific PDF file (e.g. https://.../../dummy.pdf).

In other words, the PDFDown URL does not contain a specific PDF file name (e.g. dummy.pdf). If the URL you provided within the Download() function does not contain a specific PDF file name, when you download this file using PowerApps Desktop, your PC would not recognize it as PDF file.

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider include a speicfic PDF File name within the PDFDown column, then try your formula again, check if the issue is solved.

In addtion, please also consider use the PDFSource column value as argument of the Download function instead of PDFDown column. Modify your formula as below:

Download(ThisItem.PDFSource)

then check if the issue is slved.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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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MagnusGöransson
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Hello,

 

You need to provide more information otherwise its impossible to help.

 

Where is the PDF's located? What code do you use to download? Where do you download the PDF to? Screenshots helps as well.

Anonymous
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I'm sorry, it's my first time posting here

 

 

So, I have the PDFreader (pre-defined template). All of my data are from OneDrive (There is a table with all info and paths where the files are).

 

For Download, I'm using a column "PDFDown" with all directed links from sharepoint. Below there is a example of what are in excel tableEx.JPG

 

Im using the function Download(PDFDown) and the button below the red arrow

Exp.JPG

 

My problem is, when I press the button to download in desktop program I got HTML file and not the PDF file.

I hope it's clearer this time.

 

Thank you

Hi @Anonymous ,

Could you please share a bit more about your issue?

Do you mean that you could not save the downloaded file as PDF file when you run your app in PowerApps Desktop?

Further, have you installed PDF Client witin your PC?

 

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I have made a test on my side, and don't have the issue that you mentioned. The screenshot as below:4.JPG

 

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I think this issue may be related to the PDFDown URL value. The PDFDown URL stored in your Excel table is not point to a specific PDF file (e.g. https://.../../dummy.pdf).

In other words, the PDFDown URL does not contain a specific PDF file name (e.g. dummy.pdf). If the URL you provided within the Download() function does not contain a specific PDF file name, when you download this file using PowerApps Desktop, your PC would not recognize it as PDF file.

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider include a speicfic PDF File name within the PDFDown column, then try your formula again, check if the issue is solved.

In addtion, please also consider use the PDFSource column value as argument of the Download function instead of PDFDown column. Modify your formula as below:

Download(ThisItem.PDFSource)

then check if the issue is slved.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Anonymous
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Hi @v-xida-msft, sorry for the delay to reply, we had a holiday here in Brazil.

 

The links I used still dont work, I don't know why (I think the company should block direct access or something like that).

I tried other links and it works. Thanks for helping me.

 

I don't know if I can use this same post to ask more questions but, is it possible to save PDF data on my own computer(I refer to PDFreader)? So that documents do not need to be loaded whenever they are opened

 

Thank you again, have a great week.

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