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Document Download Link

Function

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:

Parameters

Name Keyword Types Description

Label

label

Text

Text displayed as the link name the user clicks on.

Document

document

Document

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

Visibility

showWhen

Boolean

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 an array of links, use this component inside the Link component.

You can display the document download link in the following places:

Examples

Copy and paste an example into an interface object in EXPRESSION MODE to see it displayed.

Downloading files using a constant

To test this example, replace cons!myDocument with a constant that points to a document in your environment.

Note that this uses the document() function to access the name of the document to display in the interface.

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{
  a!linkField(
    label: "Download document",
    labelPosition: "ABOVE",
    links: {
      a!documentDownloadLink(
        label: document(
          documentId: cons!myDocument,
          property: "name"
        ),
        document: cons!myDocument
      )
    }
  )
}

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this SAIL component's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

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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