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Old September 27th, 2005, 11:36 AM
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Default Is there a Dir() Function with JavaScript

I need to return all of the file names from a particular folder on the local ISS Server Hard drive using Java Script.
folder Location is C:\FTP_Downloads\MIN\
There are 50 pdfs in this folder
I need the name of each of the 50 pdfs in the folder

Old September 28th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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JavaScript has no functions that interact with the "outside world", it can only do these things via COM or other external objects such as a browser.

If you want to read files using server-side script then you can use the FileSystemObject on an IIS server.

If you want to read files on a server using client-side script then it's unlikely to work. You'd need to have a very low security setting on the browser and the files would need to be on a share. Another possibility is to allow WebDAV requests on the server combined with the XmlHttpRequest.




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Looks like that is the answer. Thank you for your help. I will let the group know if it works for me.

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