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Document Download Link
This function cannot be used with Custom Record Field Expressions.
For a full list of functions and their feature compatibility, explore the Appian Functions table.


a!documentDownloadLink( label, document, showWhen )

Defines a link used to download a document. Links can be used in charts, grids, hierarchy browsers, images, link fields, milestones, pickers, and rich text.

See also:


Name Keyword Types Description




Text displayed as the link name the user clicks on.




The ID of the document that downloads when the user clicks the link.




Determines whether the component is displayed on the interface. When set to false, the component is hidden and is not evaluated. Default: true.

Usage considerations

  • To display a single link or array of links, use inside the Link Field component. To display a link in a grid, use inside a GridTextColumn. To add a link to an image, use inside a document or web image. To add a link to a chart series, use inside the a!chartSeries() function.

The following patterns include usage of the Document Download Link.

  • Comments Patterns (Comments, Looping): Use this pattern when displaying a chronological list of messages from different users, such as comments on a topic or notes on a case.

  • Display Multiple Files in a Grid (Document Management, Grids): Show a dynamic number of files in a grid and edit certain file attributes.

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Document Download Link