I'm sure that there used to be a paper-clip symbol on the button bar in the editor that allowed you to attach other file types (eg graphical plans) to a question, but it seems to have disappeared at some point. Is there some other way of doing this now?

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asked 30 Sep '16, 07:01

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We upgraded the Q&A software that the forum uses in March 2015. It seems that this feature was removed in the new version.

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answered 30 Sep '16, 08:14

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Having had a look on OSQA's site, it seems to be part of the encouragement to trade up to the paid for version - AnswerHub

(30 Sep '16, 10:16) Justin Willey
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So what would be the recommended way to attach such files - send it to a SAP employee, share it via some other site or what else?

(30 Sep '16, 11:07) Volker Barth

The paper clip icon disappeared at some point between April 2011 and September 2015.

INListScan in query plan

FWIW: You could have attached the two plans to your posting directly on this site using the "paper clip" (aka Attach File) tool shown above the text box when you were entering your question.

Mark Culp (20 Apr '11, 17:41)

UNION ALL taking far longer than individual queries

I was going to upload the plans but I don't see the attach file (paper clip?) button any more :)

Justin Willey 22 Sep '15, 10:31

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answered 30 Sep '16, 07:35

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edited 30 Sep '16, 10:53

Just as a test:

I added a dummy .saplan file, but had to add a .jpg extension to trick the upload dialog...

Now we'll see what we get:)

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answered 30 Sep '16, 07:52

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![alt text][1] 

[1]: http://sqlanywhere-forum.sap.com/upfiles/SA17_products.saplan.jpg 

OK, we do not see anything - so that's no workaround (which is a good thing, as we wouldn't like an "MyNextVirus.exe.jpg" upload here...)

(30 Sep '16, 07:54) Volker Barth

We don't see anything because browser thinks it is an image when in fact it is not.

Right click -> Save as... When finished downloading, remove .jpg extension, you don't need it anymore :).

(01 Oct '16, 03:32) Dmitri
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Yes, but that's within the comment, not within the answer with the original added "image" (at least for me the browser does not offer any hyperlink within the answer), and apparently it requires some effort to

  • trick the upload dialog and
  • adjust the text so it shows a link instead of an embedded image...

However, you are correct that this may be a workaround:)

(01 Oct '16, 06:09) Volker Barth
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