Link to file in IFS – file not found error.

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To avoid sending very large SQL results through the email system I have created a command to place the file in the IFS and just send a link to the user via email. When I click on the link to open the file, it opens right up. When the users click the link, they get a "file not found" message. Why? I have made sure the security on the IFS is "wide open" while trying to debug this. No luck. If I go over to their pc and login to websphere using my profile, then they are able to open the link. My profile has *ALLOBJ access, theirs does not... could that be the reason? I could really use some help. Thanks a bunch! Soup_dog
ASKED: December 10, 2009  8:03 PM
UPDATED: September 11, 2012  4:24 PM

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I would try again with your profile but without the *allobj authority.
If it fails then it is an authority issue.
What is the authority to the directory with option 9 Work with authority?
How about to the file in question?

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  • TomLiotta
    ...login to websphere.. First, what is "login to websphere"? Websphere is a blanket name that covers a range of products, a number of which can provide logins. Second, can you provide an example of an actual link that works for you but not for others? By looking at the structure of the link, things might suggest themselves on areas to review. (Note that this editor can really mess up delimiters in links.) Tom
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  • Jsuper
    ok, your right, i should have been more specific. Ops Navigator is what I was referring to. Here is an example of the link that works for me, but not them... file:///\stargatesendlinkexcel.xls
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  • Jsuper
    With regards to the authority... *ALLOBJ didn't make a difference. I changed my profile to not have it but I was still able to open the attachment. I have checked all of the directories and made sure that all of them... including the file have completely open authority for ALL users including *PUBLIC.
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  • TomLiotta
    Okay, it's a file: protocol link. That helps classify things. Thanks. Is it like STARGATE is the server, and SENDLINK is the share name, and excel.xls is the file name? (Again, this editor can make these messy to enter and read; so, I want to be clear in what I see.) Tom
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  • Teandy
    See if the user can get to the file by using the WRKLNK command. If not, there should be some sort of error displayed. If they can, then I would say that there is something wrong in the link or the way the email program is processing the link.
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  • Whatis23
    Not sure how your program works but perhaps you need to create a folder share to the IFS directory for access outside of the i5.
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  • TomLiotta
    No clarification yet, but I'll add a comment anyway. Apart from authority, what about 'permissions' for the "share" definition itself? Tom
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