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Link to file:/// reference in PI Vision possible?

Question asked by VCampus-METCO on Nov 14, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 16, 2018 by jswartzentruber

I have a set of PDF files, one per well containing drilling trends that are stored in a common folder on the network. The filename includes the well number.


Opening the file directly in Chrome or IE browser using the URL file://<Path to file>\<Filename>.pdf opens the PDF file within the browser perfectly. I am trying to do the same thing with an AF attribute and PI Vision without success.


I have tried using the URI builder DR to build up the file reference - even hard coding the reference. In chrome when I double click on the value of the URI attribute in Vision 2017, I get the a message about leaving PI Vision and going to a third party environment, but when I click OK to this message the file is not opened. In IE when I do the same thing it just brings up a trend of the URI value!


What is the best way to be able to open PDF files within Vision either within the browser environment (preferred), or externally.