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Provide ability for batch downloads that do not require web client in Explorer

My customers would like to see a way for Explorer users to not have to use the web client install at all and to be more browser independent, especially when using PDFTron and only viewing renditions. There seems to be a feature in the PowerWeb that allows for the use of a parameter called UseHTMLProgressComponent. Could something like this be implemented for Explorer?
  • Don Hodges
  • Mar 19 2019
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    Chris Tsangarides commented
    25 Mar 14:13

    Legacy ID: MER-I-213

    Idea created at: 2018-Dec-12

    Referenced customer:

    COMMENTS:

    Rudi Pieters Jan 8, 2019 Explorer does not depend on locally installed components. What functionality are you referrring to?

  • Daryle Tilroe commented
    24 Jun 18:54

    Don is referring to the fact you cannot bulk/batch download multiple files without the 'WebClient' "install" and using IE.  It seems rather odd at this point you need to jump through all these hoops just to have the ability to select multiple files, or a virtual "directory" to download.

  • Admin
    Chris Tsangarides commented
    19 Jul 21:36

    Thank you again for the suggestion and additional comments.

    Web browsers have the inherent limitation that they cannot download multiple files at one time.

    One way to accommodate users download multiple files at the same time would be to allow the user to select several documents and select the download command.

    In the background (on the server) Meridian would check of multiple files are selected, and if so, create an archive containing all the selected files and cause that single archive file to be downloaded.

    Would such an approach address the requirements?

    Chris Tsangarides
    Product Manager
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  • Daryle Tilroe commented
    22 Jul 14:28

    Good point, while there are some workarounds to the source browser having to request subsequent files they are sometimes flaky or disabled due to security concerns.  A multiple file section and zip archive download would certainly be acceptable to me.

  • Admin
    Chris Tsangarides commented
    19 Sep 21:15

    Thank you for your additional information.

    Development is currently reviewing your idea. Stay tuned for updates.

    Chris Tsangarides
    Product Manager
    Accruent