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Trap an attachment path via the Domino file upload control field

Get the steps to trap the path of an uploaded attachment in your Notes Domino environment using the Domino file upload control field, JavaScript and HTML.

In some cases, such as to redirect attachments to a specific directory, you may want to trap the path of an uploaded attachment in your Notes/Domino environment. If so, use the Domino file upload control field and some HTML and JavaScript code. This tip gives you a few easy steps to trap an attachment, so that you can retrieve its path quickly and easily.

  1. Click on the file upload control field and go to "Properties." In the HTML tab, paste the following code into the "Others" field:
  2. Create a text field and label it "Path." This is where you will store the path value that you receive from the file upload control field.
  3. In the form's JavaScript header, paste the following code:
    var uplpath ;   
    function GetValue(path)
       uplpath = path;      
    document.forms[0].path.value = uplpath.value
  4. Finally, browse through the form and attach the file using the file upload control field. Notice that the path has been trapped in the previously crated "Path" text field.

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