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Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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FileDataObjectManager - How to choose existing file but leave it in its current folder?

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Community Member, 49 Posts

5 August 2012 at 12:22pm


I've implemented FileDataObjectManager on a website.

For the sake of keeping uploaded files tidy, I have created multiple folders for different topics on my site.

However, when I use FileDataObjectManager to "Choose Existing" file, the file is imported to a single folder (Uploads by default).

This then has created duplicates of files imported in this manner.

Is there any way to allow the files to sit in their original folder, instead of being duplicated? This would be my preference, so if anyone can help me come up with a solution that would be fantastic.



Community Member, 46 Posts

6 August 2012 at 10:04am

Edited: 06/08/2012 10:15am

Quite simple actually...

the DOM file-manager has a static:
public static $copy_on_import = true;
When building your fileupload, just say $fileuploadfield->setCopyOnImport(false);

That should do the job.

(Where $fileuploadfield offcourse should be replaced with the variable you used)