Download file from URL

The Download file from URL action allows you to trigger file downloads without opening a new tab.

You can pass two parameters:

  1. the URL of the file to download (required)
  2. the name of the file to download (optional)

File URL (required)

This is a required field and implies that you know where the file is hosted.

In the example below, we bound to the file URL returned by our backend:

File URL example


Notice in the example above that we bound to the url field, not the vault field of the image object. This is because the vault value is a relative path that is missing the domain where the file is hosted.

To check that you are binding to the correct URL, paste the URL in a new tab in your browser. You should be able to see the file as we do here:

File URL example in a browser

File name (optional)

Here you can bind the name of the file that will be downloaded on your user's computer:

File name example

This field is optional. If you leave it empty, a random name will be generated (e.g. 50700faa-3ba6-4f97-8bc8-a9476711f694.jpeg)


You can leave the File name field empty but if you do add a file name, it must include the file extension (e.g. .pdf, .png, .jpg, etc)

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Contributors: Joyce Kettering