Viewing TIFF and PDF attachments

If we have attachment for a work object which is .TIFF or .PDF file, can we view that file when we open a assignment in a HTML Section?
Normally we might have more than 200000 work objects each will be attachemnt with around 1MB of file size.

Normally we integrate with a content management tool this to get this functionality..

Does pega support this? Any thooughts please share.


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October 22, 2009 - 10:48am

Yes one or more file attachments can be added/associated with an work object of .TIFF or .PDF type. However when attachments is clicked on the work object it opens up the file on your workstation and hence you would need adobe Reader for .PDf files and similar application for the .TIFF files.You can use flow action Work-.AddAttachment to attach file to the work object. The file attachments are instances of Data-WorkAttach-File class.

April 22, 2016 - 9:34am

These days TIFF (tagged image file format) is being replaced by PDF everywhere.
Unlike a decade ago the modern scanners and faxers can create/handle PDF files.

We always urge our clients to abandon TIFF and embrace PDF for 3 reasons.

  1. TIFF is 100% graphical data hence results in a large file size.
  2. TIFF requires further processing by an OCR to enable "search / select / index" on the data.
  3. PDF Adobe Reader is absolutely free and most computing devices have it OOTB.