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Open local Path in Qlik Sense

Hello Qlik Community,

I have the following question:

How can I open a local path or just a path using the windows-explorer from a Qlik Sense Table?


I load for example a table including a key (let's say it's just a number) and a path, like

Tab:

LOAD * INLINE [

Key, Path

1, C:\SomeFolder

2, C:\Qlik Sense Data\Database

2, C:\Program Files (x86)\File.pdf

];

I visualize the data using a standard Qlik Sense Table and I represent my Path as an URL:


path.PNG


If I click on an URL Windows 10 asks me to choose a tool to open it with (but it does not give me anything like "Windows Explorer" etc. it's empty). When I access my hub using a browser it tries to open a new tab with the url-encoded path which is no website so it fails too. I thought about encoding the path, which I did, but it didn't change anything. The browser now doesn't do anything, because the "URL" representation isn't working anymore:


path2.PNG


I tried starting the filepath with "file://" which isn't working too. Which brings me back to my question: How do I open an path/file on my filesystem?


Thank you in advance.

5 Replies
dewan_abdullah
New Contributor II

Re: Open local Path in Qlik Sense

can you try it with the Three slashes?

for example:

File:///C:\SomeFolder

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Partner

Re: Open local Path in Qlik Sense

Thank your for your answer Abdullah, I tried it but it makes no difference. I have the exact same behavior as before.

vsabbise
New Contributor III

Re: Open local Path in Qlik Sense

Could you tell me if you figured out a way for this issue ? I am looking for the same. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
ODiaconu
New Contributor

Re: Open local Path in Qlik Sense

Did anyone find a solution to this problem? I'm interested in a solution as well.

thanks.

Saurabh
New Contributor

Re: Open local Path in Qlik Sense

Link to local files or shared files are working in Qlikview using below Chrome extension 

Enable local file links

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/enable-local-file-links/nikfmfgobenbhmocjaaboihbeocackld?h...

However, its not working in Qlik Sense. Does anyone know how it can work in Qlik Sense. Is it a limitation of Qlik Sense ? or is there any way to make this work in Qlik Sense ?

Thanks