Generate the Full URL for Uploaded Files on a Server
commonly when you save a file in your server you will be using a context name
to define the physical location in which the files are stored and also you may
be using the same context name for the file paths in your database records, see
the following images as examples:
configuration allow you to shorten the URLs and also hides the important
information about physical locations in your server but sometimes you may need
retrieve the real URL for the files in order to process specific actions like
download a file, to achieve this you can create a Source code objet in Plex
that will return you the real path of a specific file, to do this please follow
Plex creates a field called “FilePath” with this configuration
a source code object called “GenerateFileURL” with this configuration
the following code to your “GenerateFileURL” source code:
webApp = (com.adcaustin.webclient.IWebApp)(Object)this.getApp() ;
javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest request =
fileName = &(1:).toString() ;
path = fileName.replace( "\\", "/") ;
path.replace( "%", "%25" ).replace( "#",
"%23" ) ;
fileUrl = "http://" + request.getServerName() + ":" +
String.valueOf(request.getServerPort()) + request.getContextPath() +
"/" +path ;
fileUrl ) ;
the “GenerateFileURL” source code anytime you need get the real URL for a file,
a. The parameter “FilePath” represent your file URL
that uses the context name.
b. The parameter “URL” represent the field that
will store the real URL for the file.
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