[Product-Developers] Generating file downloads on the fly

Patrick Gerken do3ccqrv at googlemail.com
Fri May 15 09:00:39 UTC 2009

Try to generate a browser view on its own.


Best regards,


On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:45, Rowan Woodhouse <
rwoodhouse at wirelessmeasurement.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I need to generate a download file on the fly (it's an excel spread sheet
> with content drawn from a database) but I'm having some difficulty working
> out the best way to do this.
> At the moment I've got an Archetype based product that has a FileField in
> the schema. So far I've been attempting to work out a way to create the
> correct sort of accessor so that the generated file is never saved in Zope
> itself (at the moment I just get the file coming over as plain text mime
> type). Is this the best approach? If so could someone point me in the
> correct direction on how to wrap the file correctly so that it downloads
> correctly instead of coming over as a plain text file? If not could someone
> point me in a more sensible direction?
> Regards,
> Rowan
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