Opening a Word Document from a Download Link Opens Document with Filename of "apex_util.get_blob" When Attachment is Inline
Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Application Express (formerly HTML DB) - Version 4.1.1.00.23 and later
Oracle Application Express Listener - Version 2.0 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 same request works through Firefox through the Apex Listener.
- The request also works when using the Embedded PL/SQL Gateway
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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