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#1

Good morning all!

I need to develop an ap that will open an xml file residing on the client and load it into a db.

What I need to know is what component to use and how, to open a “file open” dialog box and then access the file in javascript (I will obviously be writing all the xml parsing code).

I had a look at the file vault component, but I’m not sure thats what I want as, once uploaded to server, the file would no longer be accessible via javascript but I would need to handle it server side.

Thank you in advance

Francesco


#2

You can’t read file directly from filesystem, but you can use dhtmlxVault of file uploader control in dhtmlxForm to select and upload file to the server ( after which you can load data of uploaded file back to client )


#3

Thanks Stan, and good to “see” you again: great minds think alike! I had exactly the same idea, but I’m having trouble with the handlers that vault uses: As you know I am developing under TOmcat with JDK 1.5, and my customer doesn’t want any JSP. Unfortunately you do not have samples of JAVA handlers for the vault. I have tried to create some using the code submitted by some users in the forum, but with no luck. Is there any working examples of JAVA handlers for the vault???


#4

As far as I can see there is only one jsp sample, which is included in package.
If JSP doesn’t suit for your case - you can the same code , just reformat it as servlet - logic will be the same.


#5

I tried that … but it fails. Unfortunately It’s difficult to debug servlets! I just get “Error” next to the file name in the vault when I try to upload the file!