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Trying to download File

Vrunda Joshi
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Joined: Dec 03, 2001
Posts: 104

I am trying to download a file stored in Database(in a blob).I am just reading it and writing output to outputstream.

I am setting contenttype to "application/ms-word","application/" depending upon the file extension. I am also setting the response header as ""Content-Disposition"," inline; filename=" + FileName

all this together is working perfectly on my xp based laptop. as soon as I moved it to my linux based server,It has stopped functioning. The pop-up for file open/save is not coming.The servlet just shows a blank page,no error at all. I don't know how to fix and what to do..

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the lengthy post...
Vrunda Joshi
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Joined: Dec 03, 2001
Posts: 104
Problem Fixed!!! I checked the other topics related to "File Download" and changed my response header from
"Content-Disposition"," inline; filename=" + FileName
"Content-Disposition"," attachment; filename=" + strFileName

and it's working now

I wish I had done this before posting reply...
thanks anyways,
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

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