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Retrieving the hostname url


Level 4


In our application the user opens the form online in the browser . But the URL keeps on changing based on the the different environments . How can i capture the URL at the initialize event of the form . I am looking for something like location.hostname in javascript . Is it possible in livecycle forms ?


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Level 10

Could you elaborate on "But the URL keeps on changing based on the the different environments."?

Are you saying the user clicks on a URL such as , the PDF opens in the browser and the URL changes?



Level 4

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the reply .

"But the URL keeps on changing based on the different environments"

For eg - For development environment our application URL  is - http://localhost/ui-fw/tasks.htm

For testing environment it is - http://wfstest/ui-fw/tasks.htm

Pdf form is same and stored in the livecycle repository . The form is rendered and displayed in the browser to the user.

Now I want to capture the URL in the browser from the client side . As in whenver the user opens the pdf from, can I somehow give the URL in user's browser in an alert at the intialize event  to the user ?

I am still not sure whether I am able to make it clear 


Level 10

Is the PDF being rendered in LiveCycle Workspace or are you calling LiveCycle Forms through an API?