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I need to be able to download/export all file attachments defined in a table. Is there a script for this?

  • 1.  I need to be able to download/export all file attachments defined in a table. Is there a script for this?

    Posted 11-09-2016 19:47

    I need to be able to export all file attachments to a directory or memory drive that are being stored in one of my tables. What is the process for this? Thanks!



  • 2.  RE: I need to be able to download/export all file attachments defined in a table. Is there a script for this?

    Posted 11-09-2016 19:54
    You are better off using a browser extension such DownThemAll as it contains additional features such as filtering, file renaming, retry, logging etc that you are likely to need. See:

    Firefox DownThemAll
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/

    Just create a report that lists the file attachment field and invoke DownThemAll and fill out the relevant configuration options.


  • 3.  RE: I need to be able to download/export all file attachments defined in a table. Is there a script for this?

    Posted 11-09-2016 20:28
    Thanks dandiebolt_QB_Pirate. I downloaded the add-on but I don't have knowledge about the report creation you mentioned. Can you please explain or elaborate a bit more? Thank you so much in advance!


  • 4.  RE: I need to be able to download/export all file attachments defined in a table. Is there a script for this?

    Posted 11-09-2016 20:30
    Just create a report including the file attachment field and invoke the DownThemAll extension on that report page.


  • 5.  RE: I need to be able to download/export all file attachments defined in a table. Is there a script for this?

    Posted 11-09-2016 21:00
    This suggestion worked for me perfectly! Thanks you dandiebolt_QB_Pirate


  • 6.  RE: I need to be able to download/export all file attachments defined in a table. Is there a script for this?

    Posted 01-11-2021 11:28
    I found that this was a common issue amongst Quickbase uses so I created a Desktop application for achieving this. It is free and easy to use.
    https://github.com/paultrimor/Quickbase-File-Attachment-Exporter

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    Paul Trimor
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  • 7.  RE: I need to be able to download/export all file attachments defined in a table. Is there a script for this?

    Posted 03-22-2021 12:03
    Paul - Looks like a great tool.  However, when I ran the Windows exe, logged in, and selected a Table, I received the error message "ERROR: An Application Token must be supplied.".  However, I was never given the opportunity to enter an App Token.  Or is it a fixed App Token.  If so, what is the App Token it is looking for so I can add it to my Quickbase app?  I searched the JavaScript code for it, but no reference to an App Token.

    Thanks.

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    Joe Acunzo
    Quick Base Solution Provider
    SoftTechExperts
    joe.acunzo@SoftTechExperts.com
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  • 8.  RE: I need to be able to download/export all file attachments defined in a table. Is there a script for this?

    Posted 03-22-2021 12:24
    I recently downloaded 2,000 files from QuickBase to a zip file using an extension called https://www.downthemall.net/

    That was a tip from Dan Diebolt.

    I found it confusing using it but I muddled though and it worked fantastic.  I sent the Developer a $10 donation as its a donation funded tool.

    I happened to be using Firefox at the time.

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    Mark Shnier (YQC)
    Quick Base Solution Provider
    Your Quick Base Coach
    http://QuickBaseCoach.com
    mark.shnier@gmail.com
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  • 9.  RE: I need to be able to download/export all file attachments defined in a table. Is there a script for this?

    Posted 03-22-2021 12:32
    Thanks for the suggestion Mark.   I did see that in this thread.  Problem is, I need a Record ID# associated with each File Attachment so I can tie it back to the CSV data.  Might be faster for me to write some code than looking for a solution.  :-)

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    Joe Acunzo
    Quickbase Solution Provider
    SoftTechExperts
    joe.acunzo@SoftTechExperts.com
    203-481-1222 ext. 316
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