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Workspace Notes
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 29, 2019

Cannot open PDF files using Lotusscript

 Using IBM Notes 10.0.1FP2 and Office 365 on Windows 10 (latest version)

Up until this week end, I was able to use the following code to open a PDF file from within Notes, using the WScript (Windows Scripting host) object:

Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
returnValue = objShell.Run(fileName, 3, False)

The varable filename contains the fully qualified path for a PDF file.

Now I just get an error message 'OLE: Automation object error' when trying to execute the objShell command.

Is this a new Windows 10 / Office 365 problem, or do I need to make changes to my Notes & Windows environments to get it to work again?

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    Thomas Hampel
    Jan 27, 2020
    This is most likely a configuration issue with your operating system. Check which application is assigned to the file extension.
    PS: this is not a support forum, so please contact HCL support if the issue persists