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Scott Goddard
Creating a filename from field metadata?
on May 19, 2013 at 9:18:15 am

Just wondering if anyone is doing anything similar to this?

Often it is useful to simply dump the files into an 'import' catalog, tag them, date, location, version, etc, etc and then to have a worker task setup to move them into the correct folder structure and give them a human readable filename based on the entries in the fields and finally move to the correct catalog.

Will take some Worker / CLI coding I imagine but would be a useful way to keep filenames organised to a dedicated system based on metadata entered.

Scott Goddard

Neo Verite Limited
http://www.neoverite.com


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bryson jones
Re: Creating a filename from field metadata?
on May 20, 2013 at 3:12:17 pm

We do it on about half the jobs we do.

And there's no CLI needed. Worker includes all you need to do this. Variables and if you want to get fancy, regular expressions, can make this happen.

For example, do a file move on a file called movie.mov with "expand variables" selected and set the path to say:

/path/to/folder/$g-$D.mov

And you'll get /path/to/folder/movie-20130520.mov

This can be very powerful but also has implications in a shop where humans manage things too. Good documentation is important to make sure that users understand that when they do "action x" their file will be renamed. But for ingest and output and all sorts of operations, this is a great thing to have.

Play around, there's so much power built into the Worker Node. Check out the "help" button in Worker to get all the variables.

bryson

bryson "at" northshoreautomation.com

northshoreautomation.com


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Scott Goddard
Re: Creating a filename from field metadata?
on May 20, 2013 at 3:19:10 pm

Great, lots to play with here..

Scott Goddard

Neo Verite Limited
http://www.neoverite.com


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