I need to open a PDF from an action in QGis. The PDF rests on a server, not local.

So far I tried this (as Python):

from PyQt4.QtCore import QUrl; 
from PyQt4.QtWebKit import QWebView;  
myWV = QWebView(None); 
myWV.load(QUrl(('https://myserver.com/[% "path" %])); 

This just opens an empty window. It works with a png.

Can anybody tell me how to do that. Thanks!

  • You are missing a single quote in your string for a start. myWV.load(QUrl('https://myserver.com/[% "path" %]')); – Nathan W Aug 21 '13 at 10:41

It seems that QWebView does support PDF though the systems PDF web plugin however it seems a bit hit and miss for me.

You can open the report in the default web browser using the Open command

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