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Integrate SharePoint Documents with Office Web Apps in Custom Solutions

If you are finding way of integrating "Office Web Apps(OWA)" with your custom solution which built with SharePoint CSOM/ JSOM or with integration of any client site development. Specially in a scenario where you develop your own "SharePoint display template" following integration points will be useful;

View in office web apps

Following link will work; if your requirement is to open your document in OWA. This can be done with simply appending parameter as below;

[code]<uri to your document>?Web=0[/code]

Eg:
http://mydomain.local/sites/OWASite/Documents/TechCentro.docx?Web=0

Edit SharePoint documents in OWA

Following way of integration with the Office Web apps which let you to pick your action is; means that whether your action may be read, edit or your default setting.

[code]<Web absolute URi>_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=<Relative URi to document>&action=<Your action>[/code]

Summary of actions as below;

 

&action=default -> Gets default setting of the documents
&action=view -> Open office app as a read only
&action=edit -> Open office app as editable


Eg:

http://mydomain.local/sites/OWASite/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/sites/OWASite/Documents/BestPractices.docx&action=edit

You can be changed the default behavior with following approach
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee837425.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

Building URL to the Office Web Apps

If you thinking about how to build your URL; following illustration may be useful.

[code language="javascript"]
var owauri="_spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl" //absolute URL of the SharePoint site
+"/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=" //static phrase
+"/sites/OWASite/Documents/TechCentro.docx" //Relative URL to the document
+"&action=edit //Action parameter
[/code]

Useful resources

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431685.aspx

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