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Opening a PDF file from JSP Page using Java Script

Aravind Prasad
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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Dear Ranchers,

I am using Jasper Report to export the report to PDF file. After exporing the file, I want the PDF to be opened automatically. I need to do the script in body onload to make it simple.

I have tried to do something, and failed Please help me to solve the issue. Below are the source code.



Please help me.

Thanks/Regards

Aravind Prasad
Paul Clapham
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Aravind Prasad wrote:I am using Jasper Report to export the report to PDF file. After exporing the file, I want the PDF to be opened automatically. I need to do the script in body onload to make it simple.


The simple way to do that is just to write the output to the response and write the appropriate headers to specify that the response is a PDF file and not HTML. It's even simpler if you do it in a servlet and don't have all the JSP overhead confusing things. Especially since JSP is for generating HTML and you don't want to generate HTML.

I don't get what your Javascript was supposed to be doing... it seems to be trying to open a file on the client's computer, but that doesn't make any sense at all. But that doesn't matter because Javascript isn't the solution here anyway.
 
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