Creating an embedded file upload control

About this task

To allow Web users to attach files to documents, include a file upload control on a form. When Web users create a form or open a document in Edit mode, they can attach a file by typing the path and file name or by clicking Browse and selecting a file from the filing system. In addition, the server administrator must define a temp directory on the server or the attachment will not saved with the document. The file upload control is not supported in Notes®.


  1. Open the form in which you want to add the file upload control.
  2. Move the cursor where you want the upload control to appear.
  3. Choose Create - Embedded Element - File Upload Control.
  4. Select the control and right-click to open the File Upload Control Properties box.
  5. On the Hide tab select "Hide paragraph from Notes® R4.6 or later."