Download a File

Finds a file or files in the system stored in file attachment fields via a query and causes the client browser to download them. This action belongs on a “Link is clicked” automation trigger.


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.

Example : Suppose you have an application with the table Files and the table File Download History in it. When a user clicks on a 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.


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.

Describe this action

Useful as a comment, this description will overwrite the automatically generated description in the Action Manager.

action type - download a file.txt · Last modified: 2016/09/14 18:19 (external edit)
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