Octane Attach URL functionality question.
Question ID: 110472

Hello. We have a user that wants to access network files directly from a test case in Octane using the ‘Attach URL’ feature located within the ‘Attachments’ tab of the test case. When we use the following URL to attach the file, it accepts the URL, but we are unable to access the file. It just opens a blank page in the browser when the link is clicked in the test attachments, and we are unable to access the file. Currently, we must copy the link and paste it into the URL bar to access the file. Do you know if it’s possible to use the prefix ‘file’ for the attachment URL, or do we need to use ‘http’ or ‘https’?


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Asked on May 19, 2023 3:10 pm
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Octane is configured to use the http or https prefix to access the attachment, so this means that the file attached needs to be in a location such as Google Drive, where it can be accessed using "http://" or "https://". It appears that direct access to a drive is not supported using anything other than http or https. We have found a workaround that you may want to consider, if using a web-based repository isn’t an option. In the Chrome browser, we found that if you add an extension such as 'Enable local file link', it will enable Octane to access a shared drive location using the "file://" prefix. I hope this helps.

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