AW: Studio 5 store & display pdf files

DATAX AG, Florian Binder fb at
Thu Mar 26 11:57:27 EDT 2015

Hi Jim,

we use pdf.js ( and the webview external ( to display pdf-files insides our application. We used to use the adobe reader active-x component. But this was a little buggy.

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Von: omnisdev-en-bounces at [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at] Im Auftrag von Jim Pistrang
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 26. März 2015 15:52
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Betreff: O$: Studio 5 store & display pdf files

Hi all,

Hope everyone is doing well.  Foggy gray day here, but the snow is melting!

I have a client-server app running in Studio 5 against an Oracle database.  The client is interested in storing and displaying PDF files, and I have a few questions I'm hoping someone can help with:

1) Can I store PDF files in Oracle as a BLOB type?  If so, what do I need to do to insert and extract via a Studio interface?

2) Can I display PDF files in an Omnis window?    If so, how?

3) If I want Omnis to display a pdf file externally (Preview on a Mac, ??? on Windows) can I do this from Studio 5?  If so, what is the syntax?



Jim Pistrang
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