Aug 26, 2014, 1:58 PM
94 Posts

Why does a partial refresh create multiple file attachments in my document?

  • Category: Debugging
  • Platform: Windows
  • Release: 9.0.1
  • Role: Developer
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  • Replies: 4

I have a custom control with one file upload control.    This page also has a couple fields that use partial refresh for various events (none of which refresh the upload control or a panel that contains the control).  If a user selects a file and saves the page, all is fine.  However, if they select a file and then use one of the fields that perform a partial refresh, then the file gets submitted to the server AGAIN and now when the page is saved and reopened, we see two files attached,  file and file-2.  We are seeing instances where a user selects a file, then selects a few different options on the page, which is resubmitting the file attachment each time and now when the document is reopened, the download control shows 20 files!!!   file, file-2, file-3, file-4, etc.

What do I need to do to stop the resubmitting of the file attachment?

Aug 26, 2014, 2:30 PM
366 Posts
Something is doing a full submit

go to the "source" view of the XPage and search for 




and look for "complete" versus "partial"

Aug 26, 2014, 4:24 PM
94 Posts
I thought of that, actually...

I do have some "complete" refresh modes, but not with any of the event based activities that are causing this problem.  Thanks for the tip, though.

Aug 27, 2014, 9:16 AM
589 Posts

I'm not sure what the issue is.  Up until the most recent version of Domino I didn't think you could add a file attachment via Partial Refresh.  It had to be complete.

I'll just through out this - I'm working on an attachment storage project - fileVault  (  

The code and videos on how to set it up will be coming to the NotesIn9 Screencast very soon.

Might be interesting to you...


Sep 3, 2014, 9:59 PM
94 Posts
Yes, it does occur from a partial refresh!

As I mentioned, the page has one upload control.  If I select a file, fill in a description and save the document, then it all works fine.  If I select a file, fill in a description and then click a radio button that performs a partial refresh - then I'll get another file attachment, click the radio button again - I get another attachment.  AND the radio buttons are set to only refresh ONE ELEMENT on the page (a computed value).  The partial refresh does not include a panel with the upload control in it.

This is driving my customer crazy, because users will regularly click items on the page - and each click seems to save their file again as another attachment!