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cfdocument: open download prompt to ask user where to save pdf

New Here ,
Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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I'm using cfdocument to create a pdf. Displaying the pdf in the browser works fine, but I would like to just open a download prompt when the user opens that url.

<cfdocument format="PDF" localUrl="yes" margintop="0.25" orientation="landscape">

What I tried: I followed this and added a filename: https://community.adobe.com/t5/coldfusion-discussions/how-to-use-cfdocument-create-a-pdf-file-and-sa...

But it just saves that file in a lucee temp folder.

 

I also tried using a header like this:

<cfdocument format="PDF" localUrl="yes" margintop="0.25" orientation="landscape">
  ...
  Your PDF content goes here...
</cfdocument>

<cfheader name="Content-Disposition" value="attachment; filename=your-file-name.pdf">
<cfcontent type="application/pdf" file="#expandPath('your-file-path.pdf')#">

But it also doesn't open a download prompt.

 

What I want is that it opens a prompt and asks the user, where he wants to save that file.

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Community Expert , Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

I think you're almost there. Try something like

 

<cfdocument format="PDF" localUrl="yes" margintop="0.25" orientation="landscape" filename="#expandPath('your-file-path.pdf')#">
  Your PDF content goes here...
</cfdocument>

<cfheader name="Content-Disposition" value="attachment; filename=your-file-name.pdf">
<cfcontent type="application/pdf" file="#expandPath('your-file-path.pdf')#">

 

 

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Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

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I think you're almost there. Try something like

 

<cfdocument format="PDF" localUrl="yes" margintop="0.25" orientation="landscape" filename="#expandPath('your-file-path.pdf')#">
  Your PDF content goes here...
</cfdocument>

<cfheader name="Content-Disposition" value="attachment; filename=your-file-name.pdf">
<cfcontent type="application/pdf" file="#expandPath('your-file-path.pdf')#">

 

 

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Dec 20, 2022 Dec 20, 2022

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Sorry for the late reply. 

Yes it solved the issue, but I need to add that also a browser setting might overwrite the save/show decision, based on the pdf settings (at least in Chrome). 

Thanks for your help!

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