Custom Action Block - How to pass URL as Input
I've been searching for possible solutions to my query but failed.
I have a custom action block which accepts a String and XMLDataType. My question is: How can I pass an input string in my custom action block using this pattern: web://project/folder/file.fileextension? Every time I try to pass this it will only append the value to my user directory. And in return I always get the error: "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect." when running my transaction.
Do I have to use a special data type just like XMLDataType for MII to know that I am passing a URL/file path and not a String input?
I noticed that the action block Image Loader has a SourceURL input parameter and it accepts a Web URL and/or a file-based URL. This is the same behaviour that I would like to achieve with my custom action block.