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This probably isn't possible, but thought I'd ask anyways. In my application, I have several App Parameters that are saved files. I have these App Parameters embedded into anchor tags like so:

<a id="obeRelCW" class="hideLinks" href="[@app:OBE_Rel_CW/]">Reliance CW Detail</a>
<a id="ElcoTO" class="hideLinks" href="[@app:ElcoTO]" target="_blank">Elco Detail PDF</a>

When one of these links are clicked, the file in the App Parameter is downloaded automatically. 

I am trying to make it so it opens in the browser instead of downloading the file each time. Something similar to the Download Options for PDFs on a datapage, where you can select either Download or Open in Browser.

I've tried adding target="_blank", which successfully opens up another tab, but just for a split second. Then the file is downloaded. 

Any ideas?

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Hi, @kpcollier. I suggest embedding the app parameter files on an HTML datapage using their article: https://howto.caspio.com/tech-tips-and-articles/tech-tip-embed-documents-in-datapages/, then use the datapage URL on your href with the target="_blank".

Or use the Google document viewer to the href. Your link will be like this: 

<a href="https://docs.google.com/gview?url=[@app:File/]&embedded=true" target="_blank">Reliance CW Detail</a>



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