Is there a possibility to open a folder on your pc trough Qlik Sense? While clicking on a button for example.
I know in Qlikview you have the possibility to do that by using an action.
Not without an extension. But I don't understand why you want to do that in the first place.
I'm making an application for somebody, they want when I select a loan and press a button they want to go to a local folder with pdf's, images etc,.. from that loan, so with extra information.
Opening PDF's in Qlik Sense is also no option, I guess?
No. It's not a file system browser like Explorer. It's a Data Discovery tool.
This is Qlik Sense Desktop, I assume??
You might be able to open something like 'file:///C:/Windows/', but that will give you the directory in a browser window, I don't know if that's what you want.
Yes I'm working with Qlik Sense Desktop.
And It might be a possibility, I will try what you say
Yeah, an unsafe browser like IE would allow that, so that might work.
And how can I achieve that?
Create a story, put a text object on the first slide and make an url of it: Adding a link on a slide ‒ Qlik Sense
Or perhaps with an extension like Simple Table with Image/Link Detection if you modify it to support file:///
Of course you are right, that would not be allowed in a modern browser for security reasons.
So there is no other solution for this? Or any way to open a PDF file in Qlik Sense?
You cannot access the file system from the browser, that is the problem. So you would need some service that reads the pdf files and makes them available over http (a web server...)
I was trying to do something similar to this in the end I had to create a web URL where the documents were stored which the end user could then just click on a hyperlink from the Qlik app to the URL.
This seemed to work quite well.
Yes, I'm going to try that. Read some posts on the internet and they also suggest that.
I am not sure if we can provide a button to open PDF file in QlikSense desktop, but you can definately achieve that by QMC and HUB combination.
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