create multiple image upload asset

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adecastro

19 Nov, 2010 06:20 PM

How can I create an asset where a user can upload multiple images or documents by selecting them all at once and the CMS retrieves the documents, retains the file format (.gif, .jpg, or .pdf) with the filenames, uploads the files and places them into a directory of the user's choosing?

  1. 1 Posted by Ross on 22 Nov, 2010 08:24 PM

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    It's not possible to upload more than one file at a time like on popular photo-upload services. Those sites rely on Adobe Flash for that functionality, and Cascade is committed to remaining plugin-independent. It is not possible to select multiple upload files in the major browsers; this is a proposed feature of HTML5, so it may be a future possiblity.

    Currently, you would need to either:

    1. Set up an Asset Factory for File assets that the user could use to upload files one at a time to a chosen Folder. It would be possible to change the workflow settings of either the Asset Factory or the selected Folder so that no Workflow is required to upload files.
    2. Grant the user the "Upload images from the wysiwyg image upload popup" ability via a Site Role. This would allow them to upload an image directly from the Chooser dialog while placing a new image in the WYSIWYG or on a Structured Data page. This ability requires that the user be able to bypass Workflow in the selected upload Folder.
  2. 2 Posted by adecastro on 22 Nov, 2010 08:29 PM

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    Actually Kat helped us out on this one. Zip Archive tools works for us. Thanks to all.

  3. adecastro closed this discussion on 22 Nov, 2010 08:29 PM.

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