I am working on a financial web application where user needs to generate reports. The reports are text files containing a lot of information (3000 lines may be) and of size 1 MB.
I thought of 2 ways:
- Open the report in a separate tab on web.
- Download and view.
These reports are pretty low risk. They can however sometimes contain bank details, so download could be an issue with this. However, retaining these reports will be required for some users. I guess the ability to download to files could be something that is configurable. However it would seem to me that user could still cut and paste bank details such as account number from a web page report, so I don’t know I preventing downloads will help much.
Can anyone help me to figure out the an appropriate way from usability perspective?