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SPD Workflow Design Email Link to Network Path

  Asked By: Dakota    Date: May 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1424

What I'm trying to do is send an email with a link in it that goes to
the Network Path of the DocLibrary file instead of the HTTP path.
(This is so whe the user that has it checked out won't be opening
through browser (readonly)).

So here's the problem..
Let's say the path is: http://domain/Doc Libr/File.docx
So, I want to link them to: \\domain\Doc Libr\File.docx

I know there's plent of variables to piece this together, but not the
problem is if th path has a space in it, it doesn't URLEncode in the
Email Client. So I have to pass the link already encoded. So the only
variable that has this is 'Encoded Absolute URL' but it has 'http://'
in it.

So what I'm attempting to do is Replace or URLEncoded a path somehow
in Workflow Designer code? I know theres calculate (numbers only) and
Build Dynamic String.. but as far as I know functions available. Just
append variables together..



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Arti Patel     Answered On: May 26

Maybe I'm am missing the point of a work flow but why would the reciepient of
the email  have the document checked  out? I would think that the Workflow would
not send  an email until the document was checked in.

Answer #2    Answered By: Claire May     Answered On: May 26

The point of the workflow  is that when a document is checkedout, it
sort of reminds them that it is checked  out in there name. And gives
them an easy link  that opens it directly into Office. So they can
check it back in through there and/or easily make their final edits.

Answer #3    Answered By: Dan Dickerson     Answered On: May 26

Anyone have any ideas on this? I searched over the weekend and still
can't find a solution to what seems to be a simple problem..

Answer #4    Answered By: Phenil Poriya     Answered On: May 26

In your document library, under Advanced Settings, in the
"Browser-enabled documents" section, do you have it set to "Open in the
client application"?

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