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UploadField with dateTime appended to filename

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Community Member, 65 Posts

11 December 2013 at 12:08am


I'm trying to find a way of ensuring that users can't overwrite and existing uploaded file so that we will always have a full history of changes made.

My first thought was to append the current date/time to the filename at upload meaning it would always be unique. However I can't seem to find a way of doing this. Is it possible?

Or if there is another, better way I'd been keen to hear. Maybe adding a version or ID number to the filename.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly received.




Forum Moderator, 1848 Posts

11 December 2013 at 12:17am

Sounds like "Versioned Files" (versioned like the sitetree) might be what you are looking for...