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Opening a Word Document from a Download Link Opens Document with Filename of "apex_util.get_blob" When Attachment is Inline (Doc ID 1628760.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version and later
Oracle REST Data Services - Version 2.0 and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When using IE9 with Apex through the Apex Listener the application has a document (BLOB) link in a screen.  When clicking on the download link the appropriate options are shown:
Save, Save As and Open.

Save and Save As work as expected. When you open file the file opens with name of apex_util.get_blob and a full name something like the following instead of the actual file name:


The problem is specific to Internet Explorer 9 and the APEX Listener. When trying to open an inline attachment through APEX, the request should reflect the actual file name.




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