File Attachment

The file attachment field is for uploading and storing a file. If the uploaded file is an image, the file attachment field can show a preview of the image.

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Features

Field Label

Grid Appearance

Tooltip

Block Association

Image and Thumbnail

File Control

File Import

Validation

Audit History

View Only

File Access

Field parts

Output formats

The File Attachment Field has eleven different output formats:

  • Full Field - This output format returns the file name of the stored file (e.g. image.jpg).
  • Download URL - If the File Attachment Field is set to allow public access to the file, this output format returns the URL where the stored file is found. If the Field is not set to allow public access, it returns a path to the image which attempts to force the browser to download the file.
  • Filename - This output format returns the file name of the stored file (same as Full Field output).
  • File Size - This output format returns the size of the file in bytes.
  • File URL - If the File Attachment Field is set to allow public access to the file, this output format returns the URL where the stored file is found. If the Field is not set to allow public access, it returns a path to the image, but does not attempt to force the browser to download the file.
  • Height - If the uploaded file is an image, this output format returns the height of the image in pixels.
  • Image - If the uploaded file is an image, this output format returns an HTML tag which will show the stored image. If the uploaded file is not an image, it will not return anything.
  • Mime Type - This output format returns the Internet Media Type of the uploaded file (e.g. image/jpg or text/html).
  • Thumbnail - If the uploaded file is an image, this output format returns an HTML tag which will show the stored image. If the uploaded file is not an image, it will not return anything.
  • Thumbnail URL - If the uploaded file is an image and the File Attachment is set to allow public access, this output format returns the URL where the stored thumbnail is found. If the uploaded file is an image, but the Field is not set to allow public access, it will return a path to the thumbnail. If the uploaded file is not an image, it will not return anything.
  • Width - If the uploaded file is an image, this output format returns the width of the image in pixels.

Acceptable inputs

Uploading a file in WorkXpress is easy. In add or edit mode, the File Attachment Field appears as a box with a “Browse” button next to it. Click the box or the button to launch a file upload dialog box, navigate to the file, and click Save. When the Form that the File Attachment Field is on is saved, the file will be uploaded.

Copying File Attachment Values in Actions

To copy a File Attachment's Value in an Action, set the “Full Field” Part of the field you want to set to the “WX Stored Value” of the field you are reading, and the files will copy in the background correctly.

Saving a File Attachment from a URL

If you have the URL to a file on the internet, you can use an action to push that URL into a File Attachment field, and that file will be downloaded and saved in the File Attachment Field.

field type - file attachment.txt · Last modified: 2016/09/14 14:19 (external edit)
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