Tip

Open attachments on Web forms in a new window

This code allows you to open all attachments on Web forms in a new window; it works in both read and edit modes.
Code: Add the function below to your 
JavaScript header (change the target
property to a window name of your preference):

function setfilURLs() {
       for (var i = 0; i < document.links.length;
 i++) {
              //Use the target property of the 
link object to append the target
window to open the attachments
 if ( ( "" + document.links[i] ).indexOf
( "$FILE" ) != -1 ) {
                document.links[i].target =
 "_resource_win" ;
 }
       }
 }  


Add the code below to the OnLoad 
event of your form:

setfilURLs();

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This was first published in May 2004

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