Download File

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1 Introduction

The download-file action can be used to enable the browser to download a specific file. The user gets a download popup or the file is shown directly in the browser.

2 Input Properties

2.1 File document

Input file document defines the file to be downloaded. The information of the file is stored in an object of entity System.FileDocument or a specialization.

3 Action Properties

3.1 Show File in Browser

Show file in browser defines whether the file is downloaded to a location specified by the user or shown directly in the browser.

Option Description
True File is downloaded to the location for temporary internet files and shown on a new page in the browser.
False File is downloaded to the location specified by the user.

Many browsers implement popup blockers preventing windows to be opened noninteractively, such as through a Microflow. For mobile devices this means that triggering downloads from a Microflow is only possible after disabling the popup blocker. You could consider using a FileManager widget to let the user initiate the download manually.