Hi Alyssa and thanks for your time response.
The use case is fairly straight forward. I am trying to build a simple document management system to replace the one that I am currently using which is built in Excel. I scan documents, or capture PDF files and save them in a directory structure with simple 5 digit filename (e.g. 20401.pdf). I then have an Excel worksheet where I am capturing the metadata about the documents (e.g., date, document type, document category, document originator, a comment field, etc.). There is a single line in the Excel spreadsheet for each document and one of the metadata fields stores the five digit file name. In another field I concatenate the full DOS path to the directory where the document is stored and append the filename and file extension to create a link to the document file which is stored on the hard drive on my computer. The directories where the documents are stored and the Excel file itself are all mirrored to a cloud-based storage server for offsite redundant backup. I can use Excel multi-field filtering to locate the document(s) I want to view and then I simple click on the cell with the file link DOS path and the document is launched in Acrobat reader or whatever app is associated with the file type. It works great, however, I now have several hundred documents in the system and Excel is starting to get a little sluggish and taking longer to do a save or search. I can build a similar app in Honeycode. Storing the metadata fields is easy and I already have that largely completed, but, unless I can construct a "live link" in Honeycode that will open and launch a locally stored file - like Honeycode currently does with an http URL type, then the rest of the application has little use. I thought that since Honeycode supports launching an "http" website URL that it would also launch the "file" URL as well - but - apparently not.
Based on my experience with other low code application platforms I would assume that the ability to handle an efile data type - by either storing the document on an AWS storage service, or, providing a link to a locally stored file will be a "must have" feature for many customers.
Skip H - Principal Consultant
Glastonbury Consulting, LLC
Alpharetta, GA 30004