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action type - download a file [2016/09/14 14:19] (current)
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 +~~NOTOC~~
 +====== Download a File ======
 +Finds a file or files in the system stored in [[Field Type - File Attachment|file attachment fields]] via a [[Query Builder|query]] and causes the client browser to download them. This action belongs on a "Link is clicked"​ [[Automation Trigger|automation trigger]].
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 +===== Explanation =====
 +The most common use of the download a file action is to do some pre or post processing when sending the user a file or to provide a different interface to the download capabilities of the system.
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 +Example : Suppose you have an application with the [[Table|table]] Files and the table File Download History in it.  When a user clicks on a [[Field Type - Link|link]] to download the file you want to create a record of the type File Download History and then send the file to the user.
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 +===== Settings =====
 +==== File to Download ====
 +Use the query builder to locate the file field that will contain the files to send to the user.  If more than one file is found a zip file will be created and delivered to the end user that contains all the files found.
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 +{{ ::​action_file_to_download.png?​direct |}}
 +==== Describe this action ====
 +Useful as a comment, this description will overwrite the automatically generated description in the [[Action Manager|Action Manager]].
  
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