Download File

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1 Introduction

The Download file activity can be used to enable the browser to download a specific file. The end-user either sees a download pop-up window or the file is shown directly in the browser.

Download File Example

2 Properties

There are two sets of properties for this activity, those in the dialog box on the left, and those in the properties pane on the right:

Download File Properties

The Download file properties pane consists of the following sections:

3 Action Section

The Action section of the properties pane shows the action associated with this activity.

You can open a dialog box to configure this action by clicking the ellipsis () next to the action.

You can also open the dialog box by double-clicking the activity in the microflow or right-clicking the activity and selecting Properties.

3.1 File document

File document specifies the file to be downloaded. The file data is stored in an object of entity System.FileDocument or a specialization of this entity.

3.2 Show File in Browser

Show file in browser defines whether the file is downloaded to a location specified by the end-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 end-user.

Many browsers implement pop-up window blockers preventing them from being opened non-interactively, such as through a microflow. For mobile devices, this means that triggering downloads from a microflow is only possible after disabling the pop-up window blocker. You could consider using a File Manager widget to let the user initiate the download manually.

4 Common Section

For more information on properties in this section, see Common Properties.