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Hi,
I am new to Java Script. I have a download button. When the button is clicked, I want to pop-up a File Download dialog box with the options open, save .. .I am not sure how to call the File download dialog box and also I need to download an Excel file when I click on the download button.I tried to use document.execCommand('saveas' ..). But it directly opens a Save As Html dialog and saves the html file. Can any one please explain me how to open File download dialog.
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When you say "download" you mean from the server to the client, correct? (If not, there is an entry in the JSP FAQ regarding file uploading that you may find helpful.)

All you need to do is to create a link to the file and make sure that your browser is set up properly to handle the MIME type of the file correctly.

If you want more control over the download, you will need to wirte a servlet (or other server-side mechanism) to handle the file streaming.
[ November 22, 2005: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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If u have a copy in server and try downlading it in client side,then u can try this,

location.href="foldername/filename.zip"
 
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