· Sep 20, 2022

Launching an application from a CSP Page

Hi -

I'm looking for some help in getting an OS level application on my server to startup from a csp page and I'm just missing something.

I have a routine (and I've tried the same code from an instance method, with the same results) that will launch an application at the OS level using the $zf(-100,keywords,program,parms) from a terminal session, but it won't/doesn't seem to work when I call the code from a #server() call from my webpage. I don't know if there is some combination of keywords or perhaps a different version of the $zf() call that should/would work.

I am open to any suggestions at this point.

Product version: IRIS 2021.1
$ZV: IRIS for Windows (x86-64) 2021.1 (Build 215U) Wed Jun 9 2021 09:39:22 EDT
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This is on windows? The windows terminal runs as the desktop user, but the csp page is running as the IRIS superserver which doesn't have access to your windows desktop. If you look in Task Manager you will probably see an entry for your running OS application. You just can't directly interact with it. Windows XP used to show you a popup that would open the alternate desktop, but newer windows versions don't do that anymore.