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Can you attach files to a document using a web browser?

This works only if the user is running Netscape Navigator. It will not work with Microsoft Internet Explore 3.0. This is not a deficiency in Domino; the original MSIE 3.0 and 3.01 don't support web uploads. MSIE 3.02 has a file upload add-on that does support uploads.

Create an action hotspot (Create/Action/ActionHotspot) on the form with a formula of @Command([EditInsertFileAttachment]). No field needs to be added; a field will be automatically generated by Domino after the hotspot. Domino will create a Notes V2 style attachment (attachment shows up at bottom of page after a horizontal rule) when the user does this.

In Notes 4.6 and above, you can create a FileUpload Web Element on the form. Unfortunately, Lotus didn't make 4.6 entirely backwards compatible with Notes 4.5. If you used the old file upload method and you have JavaScript generation enabled for the database in Notes 4.6, the old method doesn't work.

Applies to Notes Versions: 4 4.5 4.6 5
Last Modified: September 8, 1999