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Down loading a file using Servlet

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Hi All,
My requirement is that I need to provide down load option to a file so that I can save it in my local directory using Servlet.
Could u suggest me some approach to do this.
Thanks in Advace
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You might want to try the search functionality to look for similar questions in this forum. (andget threads like this one)
Basically, you can open a InputStream to the file and dump it the OutputStream to the client. The only tricky bit is usually setting the content-type.
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i have done something like this in the past. basically we gave the usere a link to download their report data as a csv file.
basically you just provide a hyperlink to the file eg..
<a href="data.csv">
you then configure the mime type for csv to be application/octet-stream
this means that when you cloick on the link, your browser will prompt the user to save the file.
if you have a dynamic file such as some repor tdata for that particular user, you could have the link go to a servelt, that could create the fiel and then redirect (i'm not sure about forward) the request onto the newly created csv file.
hope this helps - dean
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hi champ,
with regards to the above. if you specify your link to be aservelt , that can then condstruct the file for downl,oad, you need to do response.sendredirect not forward.
good luck - cheers, dean
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