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Hyperlink sent in Notification not behaving as expected.

Question asked by tulip on Sep 10, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 12, 2014 by

Hi All,

I have a list which contains a calculated field which is the URL of an InfoPath form we want to open in the browser.

When I use that field from a SharePoint Web-Part it opens in the browser correctly.

When I cut and paste that URL into IE it opens in the browser correctly.

When I create an email in outlook and put the URL into a hyperlink, then send the email - the receiver opens the form in the browser correctly.


I have created a workflow which queries the list and extracts various values to be sent in a notification email.  The calculated value is put into a Single line Variable (Var_Link).  A notification is created with a hyperlink referencing that variable.  On receiving the email  the URL looks the same, but does not open in the browser - it opens on the desktop.


Has anyone experienced that before?


The URL is long - 305 chars - could that be a problem ?

http://xxxxxxxx/xxxxxxxxxxx/HR/LD/HRCBSite/_layouts/formserver.aspx?XmlLocation=%2Fxxxxxxxxxxx%2FHR%2FLD%2FHRCBSite%2FCourseDetailsLibrary%2Fxxxxxxxxx.xxxxx 20140724084731%2Exml&OpenIn=Browser&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fxxxxxxxx%2Fxxxxxxxxxxx%2FHR%2FLD%2FHRCBSite%2FCourseDetailsLibrary%2FForms%2FAllItems%2Easpx



Thank you.