Setting the filename for generated files for download


When creating dynamically generated output, you may want to set the default filename which will be provided if the file is saved. This example shows how to specify the default filename used in the "Save file as" dialog box.

From a Python Script

filename = 'MySpecifiedFilename.txt' RESPONSE.setHeader('Content-Disposition', 'attachment; filename=%s' % (filename));


<dtml-call "RESPONSE.setHeader('Content-Disposition', 'attachment; filename=MySpecifiedFilname.txt')"><br />

Additional Notes

Additionally, you may wish to force the browser to prompt to save the file. Dependent on the configuration of the client browser, the save dialog box will appear with the name of the file set as above. You can do that by setting the following header:

RESPONSE.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/force-download');<br />

Last modified: 2015/04/27 13:54:59.877855 GMT-4 by curtis.f.smith.1
Created: 2007/03/22 16:32:42.655000 GMT-4 by brian.r.brinegar.1.



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