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Aase asked a question on 23 Mar 2015 2:59 AM

Hi

I need to link to a map on our local drive from Dynamics AX 2012 R3

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Martin Dráb responded on 23 Mar 2015 4:09 AM

Could you be a bit more specific, please? I'm not sure at all what you actually need. If you don't give us enough information, you have a great chance not to get any answer.

If you're looking to URL to a file on a disk, use the File URI scheme.

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Aase responded on 23 Mar 2015 4:28 AM

I cannot use the URL because that needs http or ftp.

I need to attach an UNC path, so when a user need to find the relevant drawing relevant for the product, he will be led to the folder to choose the document he needs.

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Martin Dráb responded on 23 Mar 2015 4:40 AM

You obviously didn't open the link, because you wouldn't have made such a statement about URL.

UNC paths are strings and can be stored in string fields. If you have a problem with the implementation, please explain it. Maybe you don't know how to lookup the path. Maybe you don't know how to open a folder. Maybe you don't know how to escape paths. Maybe something else.

If you don't explain what you need, you can't expect an answer.

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Aase responded on 23 Mar 2015 4:55 AM

Okay - I know it's a very difficult case. I am working in Dynamics AX 2012 R3.

In 'Administration of Product' I need to attach a path to a Product. Not a document, but a path to the folder.

I have tried to use URL as attachment, but get an error message saying that URL needs fttp:/ or FTP.

The link you gave me was not about Dynamics Ax, as I see it.

If you do not understand my explanation now, then I just want to say thanks for trying.

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Martin Dráb responded on 23 Mar 2015 5:05 AM

Create a string field. Than set its value: someTable.SomeField = @"\\someserver\someResource";. Save the record.

Congratulation! You have saved an UNC path to AX database.

The link isn't about Dynamics AX because URI is nothing AX-specific.

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Aase responded on 23 Mar 2015 5:08 AM

Thank you.

I will try that out :-)

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Martin Dráb responded on 23 Mar 2015 5:05 AM

Create a string field. Than set its value: someTable.SomeField = @"\\someserver\someResource";. Save the record.

Congratulation! You have saved an UNC path to AX database.

The link isn't about Dynamics AX because URI is nothing AX-specific.

Martin "Goshoom" Dráb | Freelancer | Goshoom.NET Dev Blog

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