Use of file URL links in structured and unstructured documentation Tab of objects in AWI

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Article ID: 211739

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Products

CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

The insertion of file links URL of the type File Link like for example 'file://c:\temp\outfile.txt' is possible in the the Documentation TAB of any Object in AWI.

This kind of Link should enable the user to open a local file in a new browser page, provided that the link is valid.

However this link does not work properly in Google Chrome.

Cause

A additional extension must be added to Google Chrome to allow this feature.

Environment

AWI 12

Resolution

To enable this feature, add this extension "Enable local file links"to Google Chrome. 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/enable-local-file-links/nikfmfgobenbhmocjaaboihbeocackld/related

 

 

Additional Information

To read more about this topic about File Link URL and other browsers (like Edge of Firefox) this link from microsoft discussion may give an interesting introduction:

 

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/how-the-new-edge-will-handle-file-uri/m-p/425906