Missing VIEW option for some type of files.

  • 7009939
  • 30-Dec-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Vibe OnPrem 3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


You have imported few files in a File folder within a workspace. Some of them do have VIEW option available and some not.


This is working as designed. The Vibe comes with a default set of application / file extensions that are detected and then if there is a match, the VIEW option gets displayed.
However, there is a way how to add more application types in your Vibe configuration. Here we describe a way how to include PDF files to have this option listed:
  1. On your Linux server go into /opt/novell/teaming/apache-tomcat/webapps/ssf/WEB-INF/classes/config directory.
  2. Open the ssf.properties file by a text editor. Find a section that has view-as-html. There are two sections bellow:
    • view.as.html.file.stellent.extensions=.123,.bmp,.db,.doc,.docx,.dotm,.drw,.dxf,.lwp,.odf,.odg,.odp,.ods,.odt,.pct,.ppt,.pptx,.prz,.qpw,.rtf,.sdw,.shw,.sxw,.tif,.txt,.vsd,.wpd,.xls,.xlsx,.sxi
    • view.file.directly=image/,text/,audio/,video/
  3. Copy these two lines in a clipboard and open ssf.-ext.properties file. Make close to the end some remark about and paste them in the file.
  4. You will need to edit these lines to add a support for the PDF files. In the end of  view.as.html.file.stellent.extensions add .pdf, so it looks now like:
    • view.as.html.file.stellent.extensions=.123,.bmp,.db,.doc,.docx,.dotm,.drw,.dxf,.lwp,.odf,.odg,.odp,.ods,.odt,.pct,.ppt,.pptx,.prz,.qpw,.rtf,.sdw,.shw,.sxw,.tif,.txt,.vsd,.wpd,.xls,.xlsx,.sxi,.pdf
  5. And and application/pdf statement in view.file.directly so it looks like:
    • view.file.directly=image/,text/,audio/,video/,application/pdf
  6. Save the file and restart Vibe services.
  7. After you re-login in your Vibe account, then you shall see VIEW option available for your PDF imported documents.