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You can continue to use C APIs to customize your application, but C APIs are not enhanced to support new capabilities provided by Java APIs and REST APIs.


Retrieves a file supporting external reports.


Any user who has access to the specified object.


#include "ar.h"
#include "arerrno.h"
#include "arextern.h"
#include "arstruct.h"

int ARGetSupportFile(
   ARControlStruct *control,
   unsigned int  fileType,
   ARNameType name,
   ARInternalId id2,
   ARInternalId fileId,
   FILE *filePtr,
   ARTimestamp *timeStamp,
   ARStatusList *status)

Input arguments


The control record for the operation. It contains information about the user requesting the operation, where that operation is to be performed, and which session is used to perform it. The user and server fields are required.


The numerical value for the type of file, and the type of object the file is associated with. Specify 1 (AR_SUPPORT_FILE_EXTERNAL_REPORT) for an external report file associated with an active link.


The name of the object the file is associated with, usually a form.


The ID of the field or VUI, if the object is a form. If the object is not a form, set this parameter to 0.


The unique identifier of a file within its object.


A pointer to a file from which the support file contents are retrieved. Specify NULL for this parameter if you do not want to retrieve the file contents. If you are using Windows, you must open the file in binary mode.

Return values


A time stamp that specifies the last change to the field. Specify NULL for this parameter if you do not want to retrieve this value.


A list of zero or more notes, warnings, or errors generated from a call to this function. For a description of all possible values, see Error checking.

See also

ARCreateAlertEvent, ARCreateSupportFile, ARDeleteActiveLink, ARDeleteSupportFile, ARGetActiveLink, ARGetListSupportFile, ARSetActiveLink, ARSetSupportFile.

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