Instead of launching the browser, you can use STRPCCMD to launch a .bat file, which you can pass parameters to (e.g. file name, program name). If you can reliably locate the program you want to run to view the file, you can put a command in the .bat file
that runs the program and opens the file. If you can't (for example, different versions of Adobe Acrobat seem to live in different places, and sometimes have different names), then you can write a program in, say, Visual Basic that looks around for the
program and then launches it; then your .bat file can just run the VB program.
We've done that sort of thing here, and it works quite well. Just keep in mind that unless all your users are on an application server, all the .bat file commands execute locally on their individual PCs, so configuration differences can be an issue
(that's where the "looking around" comes in :-)). If you go the separate program route, you might even be able to get it to figure out what the file type is, but I've never tried to do that .....
Hope this helps,
Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
I have in the past used STRPCCMD to view an image stored in�the IFS
from a iSeries Access 5250 session, by using a http:// url and let the browser
select the viewer based in doc suffix (like .pdf).
However we have an issue where the doc name is "non-standard" like
B01291AA.BID� (this is IBM Content Manager stuff)
and need to tell the browser what viewer to use (it's tif or pdf)
and need to view on pc with no Content Manager client.
It is not an option to rename the image file.
Is this possible? Most likely tif and want to use
Win native fax viewer in STRPCCMD command.
pdf's would use Adobe Reader.
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