2 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2013 1:03 PM by KevDFisch

    CFContent open file with # in filename

    KevDFisch

      I am trying to launch a file when the user clicks on a link. Sometimes the filename has a # sign in the name, like "My File #1.xlsx". When they click it, they get an error saying "The file specified in the contentTag does not exist" and then the shows .../My File not found.

       

      Additionally, though I can't remember for sure at the moment, I think I've had trouble with a few other characters such as  ^, *, ?, ", <, >, |. And consecutive periods (.) like My...Filename.xlsx. However, I can live with that problem but not the # in the filename!

       

      Surely there's something I can do to launch such a file.

       

      Here's what I'm using:

       

      this is the call: <td><a href="./fileopener.cfm?attached_file=true&file_location=#qryGetFileNames.ServerDirectory# \#qryGetFileNames.ServerFile#">#qryGetFileNames.ServerFile#</a></td>

       

      <cfset file_location = "#url.file_location#">

      <cfheader name="content-disposition" value="attachment;filename=#file_location#">

      <cfcontent deleteFile="no" file=#file_location# reset="yes">

       

      Thank you.