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Version: v11.7.5

How to Set Name of Blob Type Downloaded from Data Table


Learn how to set the name for a blob type when downloading it from a Data Table to have the same name when the blob was uploaded.

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In this example, we have created a simple table to describe this use-case.

Insert New Column in the Table

  1. Go to the table which contains the blob file.

  2. Add a new column in the table. For example, name the new column as filename with a string data type. This field stores the uploaded blob's filename.

  3. Once the filename column is added into the database, save the table and go to the Data Table page.

Configure the New Column Properties

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You can use an existing Data Table which contains the blob, or drag and drop a new table on the canvas. In this example, we are creating a new Data Table with an Inline Editable layout.

  • When you create a Data Table, uncheck the column as below. By doing this, the new filename column hides and it would not display in the Data Table.

uncheck filename column

  • Or, when you are using an existing Data Table, click the table, go to the Advanced Settings of the Data Table and go to the Columns section. Uncheck the Blob filename column as shown in the image below.

hide data table column

Configure Events

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Blob file is named as Profile. The newly added column is named as filename.

  1. Go to the Data Table Events' tab and locate the On Before Record Insert event and select Javascript from the dropdown. Similarly, go to the On Before Record Update event and select Javascript from the dropdown.

  2. After this, go to the script tab of the page for the events On Before Record Insert and On Before Record Update and add the following script.

if (row.<BlobFieldName>) {
row.<blobfilenameFieldName> = row.<BlobFieldName>.name;
}

For example:

Page.UserDetailsTable1Beforerowinsert = function($event, widget, row, options) {
if (row.profile) {
row.filename = row.profile.name;
}
};

Set Blob and Download Properties

  1. Now, go to the Advanced settings of the Data Table widget and navigate to the Columns tab.
  2. In the columns tab, select the Blob type column. For example, the Profile column.
  3. Go to the Value Expression property for the blob column and change the hyperlink property as shown below.
hyperlink="bind:row.getProperty('<BlobFieldName>') + '?
filename='+row.getProperty('<filenameFieldName>')"
  1. In the same expression, add the download="true" property to it, and click Save.

The entire expression for the Value Expression property would look as shown below.

<wm-anchor caption="" hyperlink="bind:row.getProperty('profile') + '?
filename='+row.getProperty('filename')" target="_blank" iconclass="wm-icon wm-icon24
wi wi-file" class="col-md-9" download="true" show="bind:row.getProperty('blobdata')!= null">
</wm-anchor>

Preview the application and check the functionality. With this, when downloading a blob from a Data Table will have the same name when the file was uploaded.