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Is it possible to load external files/libraries into Acumatica?

  • 25 October 2021
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I'm working on a new Acumatica screen for our company that will require some javascript code to retrieve and display a map object (from ESRI).

This code requires an external .js file that can be programmatically loaded. Everything works fine if I use a blank HTML page to test this.

The problem I have is that when I try using the same code from inside the Acumatica screen, it doesn't load this required external file, and therefore the code does not work properly.

I attempted to load the full .js file along with my code, but it returned the following error:

error CS8095: Length of String constant exceeds current memory limit. Try splitting the string into multiple constants.

I haven't tried splitting this file into multiple strings (as the error message suggests), because I want to make sure there isn't a cleaner and more professional, direct/right way to do this.

Is it possible to manually import this external .js file into our Acumatica instance, so I can point to it instead? (in case it makes a difference if it's hosted in the same environment)

or, is there any way to make Acumatica able to load external files so we can keep using our current approach? (any setting that may be preventing external files from loading?)

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Best answer by markusray17 28 October 2021, 20:06

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Depending on exactly the use case you should be able to add your custom script to the /Scripts directory and link to it from your ASPX page.

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I would also like an answer to this question. I realize that Acumatica is working on a new UI front end where it will be way easier to work with external javascript libraries: https://www.acumatica.com/media/2021/03/DevCon-2021-Developer-Roadmap.pdf

However, are there any workarounds to get this functionality as things stand today? It could be as simple as exposing an IFrame control where users can run their own webpage inside Acumatica (use existing backend APIs for IO). Is it possible to hack your own ASPX page that is then loaded unmolested by Acumatica?

 

 

 

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