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Bulk File Upload!

  • 1.  Bulk File Upload!

    Posted 02-19-2018 10:40
    I was just checking out the release notes for Safari 11.1 (which includes support for Service Wokers!) and notices there was an note for a feature called Directory Upload:

    Safari 11.1 Release Notes
    https://developer.apple.com/library/content/releasenotes/General/WhatsNewInSafari/Articles/Safari_11...

    So if Safari is adding this feature other browsers must have it already. Sure enough Chrome has something called DataTransferItem and the demo indicates you can drop a folder into a dropzone and all the files in the folder are readable by script. Check it out:

    http://html5-demos.appspot.com/static/dnd/all_types_of_import.html

    It should be easy enough to pump all the files in the folder up to QuickBase with a button click.

    The fun never ends!


  • 2.  RE: Bulk File Upload!

    Posted 02-19-2018 10:56
    This is how I would use this bulk file upload feature - upload and caption photos. The steps are super simple:
    1. Select a folder or set of files
    2. preview them using the technique used in the application below
    3. enter captions using a text field spliced into the form below each previewed image
    https://haversineconsulting.quickbase.com/db/bngrecwfd?a=nwr

    Any professional photographer or videographer  will tell you that immediately indexing the media is essential to being able to find it and use it at some time in the future. All sorts of metadata could be including in the captioning process. AND you could even read the EFIX data out of the photos using a library:

    Exif.js
    A JavaScript library for reading EXIF meta data from image files.
    https://github.com/exif-js/exif-js


  • 3.  RE: Bulk File Upload!

    Posted 07-12-2018 17:23
    Can you please explain how to implement this? I would like to do a one time upload of about 150 files and connect them to existing records. Is that possible?