DOWNLOADFROMSTREAM Function (File)
Sends a file from Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server computer to the client computer. The client computer is the computer that is running the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client or the computer that is running the browser that accesses the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client.
[Ok :=] DOWNLOADFROMSTREAM(VarInstream, DialogTitle, ToFolder, ToFilter, ToFile)
An InStream that you want to use to send the data in a file on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server to a file on the client computer.
The title that you want to display in the dialog box for downloading the file.
This parameter is not supported by the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. The title is determined by the end-user's browser.
The default folder in which to save the file to be downloaded. The folder name is displayed in the dialog box for downloading the file. The folder can be changed by the user.
This parameter is not supported by the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. By default, files are saved to the default download location that is configured in the end-user's browser.
The type of file that can be downloaded to the client computer. The type is displayed in the dialog box for downloading the file.
This parameter is not supported by the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client.
The name to give the downloaded file. This is the default file name that is shown in the dialog box for downloading the file. This value, can be changed by the user.
Property Value/Return Value
If you omit this optional return value, then a run-time error occurs if the record cannot be found. If you include a return value, then you must handle any errors.
true if the file was downloaded; otherwise, false.
This function is not fully supported by the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client on devices that run Apple iOS, such as iPad. You can only download a file if the Apple iOS device on which you are downloading the file has an application that supports the file type.
The business logic runs on the computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server and not on the client. Files are created on a Dynamics NAV service and not locally on the client computer. When you write code, you must consider where files are created.
We recommend that you use the functions in codeunit 419 File Management to upload and download files.
Internet browsers can only handle one file per request. Therefore, with the Web client, if this method is called in a repetitive statement (or loop) that generates multiple files, only the last file will be sent to the browser. Alternatively, when designing for the Web client, bundle the files in an archive file (.zip), for example, by using the methods found in codeunit 419 File Management. For more details about this design pattern, see Multi-File Download.
This example requires that you create the following variables.
TempFile.CREATETEMPFILE(); TempFile.WRITE('abc'); TempFile.CREATEINSTREAM(NewStream); ToFileName := 'SampleFile.txt'; DOWNLOADFROMSTREAM(NewStream,'Export','','All Files (*.*)|*.*',ToFileName)