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2995700 - Unable to download file using the link in the content embedded into Web Page widget in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


  • Unable to download file using the link in the content embedded into Web Page widget in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) 2020.14.29
  • Chrome 87.0.4280.66 / Edge 87.0.664.41

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log on to SAC tenant.
  2. Create a new story.
  3. Embed a Web Page containing a download-file link.
  4. Click the link in the embedded web page to download file.
    => In Chrome, nothing happens and error message "Download is disallowed. The frame initiating or instantiating the download is sandboxed, but the flag ‘allow-downloads’ is not set. See for more details." can be found in Console of Chrome Development Tool.
    => Same issue with same error message could be observed in Edge browser


It is disallowed because feature of downloading in sandboxed iframes has been removed from Chrome browser (


This issue is currently under investigation by development.

Workaround: select Open link in new tab (Window)from context menu.

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