Open Link starting with file://


I want to open a PDF in a network folder. To get this to work, my link needs to start with file://[folder 1]/[folder 2]/[file name].pdf and it should open in an internet browser like Chrome.

Now, Tulip keeps removing the colon after “file”. The result is:
file//[folder 1]/[folder 2]/[file name].pdf

I use the function Open Link with a static value that is the above adress. (Tricks with using variables, using the expression editor, etc. didn’t help me, either). Interestingly, colons anywhere else in the link remain untouched, only the one after “file” is being removed by Tulip.

Support is informed and has forwarded this to the developers. In the mean time, does anyone else have a creative idea on how to solve this?


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Hi Christian! Yes, that is on purpose. We plan on releasing the feature that will allow you to open local files at the end of January, so about a month away.

In the mean time, the only option is to create a local fileserver and then use the iframe widget to view the file. Let us know if we can help you set that up!


Hi Kevin,

We can wait a month, good to hear that a new feature is on its way.


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