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Michael P
March 10th, 2005, 11:09 AM
Correct. This is because with the use of Extra Fields when you changed a category like this you couldn't be sure that the new fields for the category you were switching to would be properly set. If you uploaded to Cat A which had no extra fields and switched to Cat B which had them, then you would never be prompted for the Cat B extra fields.

March 10th, 2005, 11:29 AM
> This is because with the use of Extra Fields when you changed
> a category like this you couldn't be sure that the new fields for
> the category you were switching to would be properly set.

What about adding a category pull down beside each file prompt? The user could then requect "Cat A" "Cat B" "Cat C", then you present the proper fields on the next screen.

Michael P
March 10th, 2005, 11:31 AM
There is no next screen during the upload process where secondary information could be prompted. Adding one would require a significant amount of work.

March 10th, 2005, 11:31 AM
Even if you had to add an intermediate screen "please select a category" I think it would be a useful feature.

Michael P
March 10th, 2005, 11:32 AM
I'd be glad to revisit the issue during the next development cycle.

March 10th, 2005, 11:34 AM
> There is no next screen during the upload process...

Yes, after posting I realized he was talking about admin bulk uploads, while the other thread you and I were discussing was about multiple file prompts.

My idea was geared towards the multiple file prompts screen. You currently present a screen with a number of file prompts. It could be modified to present a file prompt as well as a category selection via pull down. That one does go to another screen, so it would then present the proper info.

Michael P
March 10th, 2005, 11:38 AM
I think that is more probable that adding another screen onto the bulk upload list.

March 10th, 2005, 11:40 AM
> I think that is more probable

Adding the additional option to the multiple file request screen would work quite well for my gallery, since it's the members rather than the admins who are requesting this feature.

Chuck S
March 25th, 2005, 11:35 AM
I beleive Michael stated once the next development cycle comes around he would look at it.

Bulkuploading and extra fields even the old extra 6 fields NEVER where pulled automatically. Its been that way forever. Its not like we changed anything with the addition of custom extra fields.

If you did bulkuploads with the old thing extra fields did not change between cat selection boxes as there has never been a third step that there would need to be to update all those selections again.

Chuck S
March 28th, 2005, 07:11 PM
How has one been taken away?

Never have you been able to bulkupload and switch cats on the fly in bulkupload approval screen and have extras dynamically appear

I have owned Photopost since it came out in php.

Chuck S
March 28th, 2005, 09:10 PM
Yes you could switch cats on bulkupload but the extras would not update if you switched a category on the old version. it was never coded to allow the global extras to update on the fly as I have stated.

Hense with the addition of the customizable extras fields yes the category on bulkupload is locked down since it is a necessity.

Michael said he would look at ways of dynamically allowing both in a future version.

March 29th, 2005, 09:33 AM
my members used to be able, through the 'multiple file prompts' feature, to upload 2 or more photos and have them go to different categories. now, the multiple file prompts are still there, they choose a single category for all the photos, and the following screen no longer allows for individual category selection.

what this means in practical use is that instead of getting photos categorized properly, we now get numerous mis-classified photos because our members don't have the ability to upload multiple photos to anything but a single category.

PLEASE fix this asap.

Chuck S
March 29th, 2005, 01:49 PM
Steve remember your using Photopost unlike any other person I have ever seen that owns Photopost

Each category is a product. Your using it as a online catelog I guess is the closest description and not something the product was specifically designed for.

March 30th, 2005, 12:55 PM
I'm continuing to get complaints from my members about this downgrade. it was possible before to upload multiple files to multiple categories. any chance, Michael, that you could pass along a patch that would restore this functionality?

Michael P
March 30th, 2005, 02:53 PM
Not immediately, but its something I will consider.

Michael P
March 31st, 2005, 02:36 PM
Okay, look, you didn't read it here from me, but all you have to do to put it back is uncomment line 212, 277, 431-432 in bulkupload.php:

$catkey = "cat$i";
$category = ${$catkey};
$selected = $defcat;

then in bulkupload.tmpl at line 68, change:



<select name="cat$x" style="font-size: 9pt; background: FFFFFF;">

I left the code commented out in the event people wanted it back and will look at a way to make this optional in an update.