iOS Browser Widget and PDFs? SOLVED

JOHN PATTEN johnpatten at me.com
Fri Jul 7 13:00:22 EDT 2017


FWIW…

The issue was related to the specialFolderPath. When I was testing this aspect of the app I had it point to specialFolderPath(“Desktop").  Naturally, on the iPad I changed it to specialFolderPath(“engine”) thinking that would cover the iOS app. Nope. Apparently you can’t save files (pdfs) to the “engine” folder.

I changed it to specialFolderpath(“Documents”) and everything seems to be good now.

Cheers!

John Patten
SUSD


> On Jul 6, 2017, at 3:32 PM, JOHN PATTEN via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> I had it “Answer" me the path to the pdf in the iOS app on the iPad and it reports back:
> 
> /var/containerns/Bundle?Application?CA0B0721-80F7-4B24-92C4-0B156D/PTP System.app/Teacher Laptop Replacement Quote (19).dpf
> 
> This should be the path that the - set url of the widget “quoteBrowser” - is set to on the , correct?
> 
> Thank you!
> 
> 
>> On Jul 6, 2017, at 3:19 PM, JOHN PATTEN via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi All!
>> 
>> I have little app that I’m using track our department quotes/purchases etc. It pulls the info out of a mySQl db. I have an issue with browser widget displaying the pdf quotes on iOS. The app pulls the PDF out of mysql via:
>> Put "SELECT attachment FROM quotes WHERE name ='" & jQuote & "'" into btSQL
>> 
>> put revDataFromQuery(tab, cr, gConnectionID, btSQL) into btData
>> 
>> put base64Decode(btData) into vtemp
>> 
>> put specialFolderPath("engine") & "/" & jQuote into vPath
>> 
>> open file vPath for binary write
>> 
>> write vtemp to file vPath
>> 
>> close file vPath
>> 
>> I then have to replace the spaces in the name of the pdf file with a:
>> 
>> replace space with "%20" in vPath
>> set the url of widget "quoteBrowser" of cd id 1067 to "file:" & vPath
>> 
>> replace "%20" with space in vPath
>> 
>> set the script button "Print Quote" of cd id 1067 to "on mouseUp" & return & "Launch url " & quote & "file:" & vPath & quote & return & "end mouseUp"
>> 
>> 
>> Again this works fine on my Mac and on the iOS simulator. The PDF shows up just fine in the browser widget. 
>> 
>> However, when I build the app, and try it out on he actual iPad, it does not. I just get the blank white widget.
>> 
>> Any suggestions on what I might try?
>> 
>> Thank you!
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