External link to file server
I just need a way to create a link to these files. I've tried using html and <a href="file://///x.x.x.x/data/stores/STORE CALENDAR/District 1" target="_blank">District 1</a>.
This just does not work. I've tried to use external links and this doesn't work either. I need a way to make this work.
Honestly, unless your file servers are set up to serve files in a web browser you're going to be in for a lot of headaches. You might ask your IT department (if there is one) if they can help with that.
If you can access your files via:
http://x.x.x.x/data/stores/STORE... CALENDAR/District 1
(where x.x.x.x is a IP address) then you can use that as your href.
Referencing a file:// or \\servername\ address is probably not the way you want to go with this.
Right now, no. The file servers are non-http. I know in html you can normally just call <a href> and then specify the location of the files. It will trigger the browser to open the files. The issue is when I try to attempt this in concrete5 it ends up opening another browser page withhttp://intranetside/\\10.1.1.1\data\files\... which just doesn't work. I need someway to get the browser to think its a file server again and browser the files.
I can open local files in Chrome by clicking CTRL+O but you want the likes to open. Even if you can coerce Chrome into opening a local file, you will have to look at how C5 'sanitizes' the URLs because it seems they automatically add the domain ahead of the URLs.
Thanks for the info mhawke
<a href="\\fileserver\IP Information.xlsx">IP Addresses</a>
Chrome does not allow it.