File storage location properties - General tab

Alias name

Alias name The file storage location can be selected in applications under this name, when you create a file data field.

Select folder

Opens a dialog where a folder can be selected that should be used as the file storage location.

Insert default path

Automatically adds the portal directory internal/files followed by the placeholder ${appGuid}. Later the GUID of the application connected to the file storage location will replace ${appGuid}.


An explanation of the file storage location can be entered here.


Opens a dialog where the description can be entered in multiple languages. Click here for more information.

Delete files, if data field is deleted

Deletes every file stored in the file storage location directory as soon as the file data field is deleted in the Application Designer.

Export files

With this setting, the files in the file storage location will be included in the application/portal export.

Please note that changing the storage path is possible after it has been created, but it requires the files to be manually moved from the old storage location to the new path. In more complex applications, for example, multiple applications and data groups may link to the same storage location. Identifying the files that belong to the corresponding records is very complicated and can only be done at the database level by checking each reference. If files have been moved it is required to change the alias that references the new file storage location in the properties of the data field afterwards.