Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Giving download option to user for a file at a particular location on Application Server

Hi All,
This is a very generic scenario where a user wants to download a particular file from application server. eg- We are storing some report output or some pdf documents in particular location in unix application server. Now in a OAF page on press of a button/link I wanna give user download option for this file.

For this requirement you can use following method, from process form request, u need to pass pagecontext and other parameters as described in method.

//on button click in process form request
//call this method
downloadFileFromServer(
pageContext,--pagecontext
"/xx/xxx/ssss/120devg.pdf",--full file path with file name and ext
"120devg.pdf" --file name with extension
);

Make sure that the folder/files you are giving user option to download through this method, have 777 rights in UNIX server.

Copy these two methods in your CO for the above API to work:
/**
* @param pageContext the current OA page context
* @param file_name_with_path - this is fully qualified file name with its path on unix application
* server. eg "/xxcrp/xxapplcrp/mukul/abc.pdf"
* @param file_name_with_ext - this is file name with extension, you wanna display user
* for download. eg- i wanna display the abc.pdf file download with name five_point_someone.pdf
* then I can pass this as "five_point_someone.pdf"
*/
public void downloadFileFromServer(OAPageContext pageContext,
String file_name_with_path,
String file_name_with_ext)
{
HttpServletResponse response =
(HttpServletResponse) pageContext.getRenderingContext().getServletResponse();
if (((file_name_with_path == null) ||
("".equals(file_name_with_path))))
{
throw new OAException("File path is invalid.");
}

File fileToDownload = null;
try
{
fileToDownload = new File(file_name_with_path);
}
catch (Exception e)
{
throw new OAException("Invalid File Path or file does not exist.");
}

if (!fileToDownload.exists())
{
throw new OAException("File does not exist.");
}

if (!fileToDownload.canRead())
{
throw new OAException("Not Able to read the file.");
}

String fileType = getMimeType(file_name_with_ext);
response.setContentType(fileType);
response.setContentLength((int)fileToDownload.length());
response.setHeader("Content-Disposition",
"attachment; filename=\"" + file_name_with_ext +
"\"");

InputStream in = null;
ServletOutputStream outs = null;

try
{
outs = response.getOutputStream();
in = new BufferedInputStream(new FileInputStream(fileToDownload));
int ch;
while ((ch = in.read()) != -1)
{
outs.write(ch);
}

}
catch (IOException e)
{
// TODO
e.printStackTrace();
}
finally
{
try
{
outs.flush();
outs.close();
if (in != null)
{
in.close();
}
}
catch (Exception e)
{
e.printStackTrace();
}
}
}

/**
* @param s
* @return file mime type from its name
*/
public String getMimeType(String s)
{
int i = s.lastIndexOf(".");
if (i > 0 && i < s.length() - 1)
{
String s1 = s.substring(i + 1);
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("amr"))
{
return "audio/amr";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mid"))
{
return "audio/midi";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mmf"))
{
return "application/vnd.smaf";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("qcp"))
{
return "audio/vnd.qcelp";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("hqx"))
{
return "application/mac-binhex40";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("cpt"))
{
return "application/mac-compactpro";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("doc"))
{
return "application/msword";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("jsp"))
{
return "application/jsp";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("oda"))
{
return "application/oda";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("pdf"))
{
return "application/pdf";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ai"))
{
return "application/postscript";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("eps"))
{
return "application/postscript";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ps"))
{
return "application/postscript";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ppt"))
{
return "application/powerpoint";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("rtf"))
{
return "application/rtf";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("bcpio"))
{
return "application/x-bcpio";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("vcd"))
{
return "application/x-cdlink";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("Z"))
{
return "application/x-compress";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("cpio"))
{
return "application/x-cpio";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("csh"))
{
return "application/x-csh";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("dcr"))
{
return "application/x-director";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("dir"))
{
return "application/x-director";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("dxr"))
{
return "application/x-director";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("dvi"))
{
return "application/x-dvi";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("gtar"))
{
return "application/x-gtar";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("gz"))
{
return "application/x-gzip";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("hdf"))
{
return "application/x-hdf";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("cgi"))
{
return "application/x-httpd-cgi";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("jnlp"))
{
return "application/x-java-jnlp-file";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("skp"))
{
return "application/x-koan";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("skd"))
{
return "application/x-koan";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("skt"))
{
return "application/x-koan";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("skm"))
{
return "application/x-koan";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("latex"))
{
return "application/x-latex";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mif"))
{
return "application/x-mif";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("nc"))
{
return "application/x-netcdf";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("cdf"))
{
return "application/x-netcdf";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("sh"))
{
return "application/x-sh";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("shar"))
{
return "application/x-shar";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("sit"))
{
return "application/x-stuffit";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("sv4cpio"))
{
return "application/x-sv4cpio";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("sv4crc"))
{
return "application/x-sv4crc";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("tar"))
{
return "application/x-tar";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("tcl"))
{
return "application/x-tcl";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("tex"))
{
return "application/x-tex";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("textinfo"))
{
return "application/x-texinfo";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("texi"))
{
return "application/x-texinfo";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("t"))
{
return "application/x-troff";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("tr"))
{
return "application/x-troff";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("roff"))
{
return "application/x-troff";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("man"))
{
return "application/x-troff-man";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("me"))
{
return "application/x-troff-me";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ms"))
{
return "application/x-troff-ms";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ustar"))
{
return "application/x-ustar";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("src"))
{
return "application/x-wais-source";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("xml"))
{
return "text/xml";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ent"))
{
return "text/xml";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("cat"))
{
return "text/xml";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("sty"))
{
return "text/xml";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("dtd"))
{
return "text/dtd";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("xsl"))
{
return "text/xsl";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("zip"))
{
return "application/zip";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("au"))
{
return "audio/basic";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("snd"))
{
return "audio/basic";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mpga"))
{
return "audio/mpeg";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mp2"))
{
return "audio/mpeg";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mp3"))
{
return "audio/mpeg";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("aif"))
{
return "audio/x-aiff";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("aiff"))
{
return "audio/x-aiff";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("aifc"))
{
return "audio/x-aiff";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ram"))
{
return "audio/x-pn-realaudio";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("rpm"))
{
return "audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ra"))
{
return "audio/x-realaudio";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("wav"))
{
return "audio/x-wav";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("pdb"))
{
return "chemical/x-pdb";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("xyz"))
{
return "chemical/x-pdb";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("gif"))
{
return "image/gif";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ief"))
{
return "image/ief";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("jpeg"))
{
return "image/jpeg";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("jpg"))
{
return "image/jpeg";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("jpe"))
{
return "image/jpeg";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("png"))
{
return "image/png";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("tiff"))
{
return "image/tiff";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("tif"))
{
return "image/tiff";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ras"))
{
return "image/x-cmu-raster";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("pnm"))
{
return "image/x-portable-anymap";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("pbm"))
{
return "image/x-portable-bitmap";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("pgm"))
{
return "image/x-portable-graymap";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ppm"))
{
return "image/x-portable-pixmap";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("rgb"))
{
return "image/x-rgb";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("xbm"))
{
return "image/x-xbitmap";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("xpm"))
{
return "image/x-xpixmap";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("xwd"))
{
return "image/x-xwindowdump";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("html"))
{
return "text/html";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("htm"))
{
return "text/html";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("txt"))
{
return "text/plain";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("rtx"))
{
return "text/richtext";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("tsv"))
{
return "text/tab-separated-values";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("etx"))
{
return "text/x-setext";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("sgml"))
{
return "text/x-sgml";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("sgm"))
{
return "text/x-sgml";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mpeg"))
{
return "video/mpeg";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mpg"))
{
return "video/mpeg";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mpe"))
{
return "video/mpeg";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("qt"))
{
return "video/quicktime";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mov"))
{
return "video/quicktime";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("avi"))
{
return "video/x-msvideo";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("movie"))
{
return "video/x-sgi-movie";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("ice"))
{
return "x-conference/x-cooltalk";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("wrl"))
{
return "x-world/x-vrml";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("vrml"))
{
return "x-world/x-vrml";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("wml"))
{
return "text/vnd.wap.wml";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("wmlc"))
{
return "application/vnd.wap.wmlc";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("wmls"))
{
return "text/vnd.wap.wmlscript";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("wmlsc"))
{
return "application/vnd.wap.wmlscriptc";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("wbmp"))
{
return "image/vnd.wap.wbmp";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("css"))
{
return "text/css";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("jad"))
{
return "text/vnd.sun.j2me.app-descriptor";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("jar"))
{
return "application/java-archive";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("3gp"))
{
return "video/3gp";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("3g2"))
{
return "video/3gpp2";
}
if (s1.equalsIgnoreCase("mp4"))
{
return "video/3gpp";
}
}
return "application/octet-stream";
}

Happy coding...! I hope this helps! :)

12 comments:

Rachit said...
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Rachit said...

Hi Mukul,

Thanks for the code. Just had one question regarding the path. Is the path of the file to be specified as a parameter to the function, the absolute path of the file on the server. Or is the root directory $JAVA_TOP or $OA_HTML or something similiar

I have tried both giving the absoulte path and path relative from the JAVA_TOP/OA_HTML but am getting the error file not found

Mukul said...

Hi Rachit,
As mentioned in javadocs of API, you can need to give fully qualified path of file, the path should not have unix enviornmental variables like $JAVA_TOP, $APPL_TOP etc. The path should be like
/xxcrp/xxapplcrp/mukul/abc.pdf

In short copy the entire unix path with file name appeneded as shown above.
--Mukul

Harris said...

Hi Mukul,
I have used your code to display a pdf located under /usr/tmp. So i have used path as "/usr/tmp/abc.pdf" and file name as "abc.pdf" in the code and it gives me 'Invalid File Path or file does not exist' error.
Please let me know if am missing anything here.

Also what I have noticed from JDEV run is the the forward slash(/) in the path is getting replaced by backward slash(\) once the file object is created(fileToDownload).

Mukul said...

Make sure that the path and file you are mentioning in this API has 777 rights.
--Mukul

Mukul said...

Harris,
When you run this code from jdeveloper, jdev has its own local OC4J server as application server, so ur local machine acts as server machine and the path you are mentioning, it will search that path in ur local desktop itself, that is why you are getting this error,since, this the file and path you are mentioning is there on the actual Oracle apps application server and not on ur local desktop.
Hence, once you deploy this code on server and run try to access this page from there , this will work fine.
--Mukul

Harris said...

Mukul,
Am getting this error through application only and not through Jdev. I am running the page form oracle application only.
The file abc.pdf under /usr/tmp in server has 777 access.

FYI we are using R12.0.4 version.

Harris said...

Hi Mukul,
Thanks for your reply its working now, i just cleaned my code and it worked perfectly fine.

One more question on the same, is it possible to embed the pdf file in same page in a html frame instead of pop up to open the pdf.
Let me know if this can be done.

lala said...

Thanks for your post and welcome to check: here
.

sonali gupta said...

Hi Mukul,
In one of my req i implemeted ur code
in advancetable,now they want some of the tables they may want only vertical scroll-bars,what is the code for this alignment(waiting for u r early reply)

Thanks&Regards
Sonali

Krati Gupta said...

Hello Mukul,

I'm trying to get the PDF from a shared drive. I follow the above code and I was able to open the file from CITRIX Jdev. But when I deployed my code it error out saying "File does not exist". Can you please help with the same.The file path I'm using is:

String filePath = \\\\mhnts04\\shared\\New folder (10)\\search_New.pdf

Thanks in advance.


Regards,
Krati

Vignesh sivan pillai said...

Hello Mukul,

I want to export table having korean characters, seems the current code retrieve broken characters.

Let me know the change to fix