Problem

As a user I want to import files using a folder.


Solution

Currently it is not possible to import files to neoCatalog using a folder.

Instead neoCatalog offers you two options to import more than one design at once:

  • Automatic Import in neoCatalog DropBox

  • Multifile import (Server)

1. Automatic Import in neoCatalog DropBox

neoCatalog offers a very practical option to import designs automatically from the hot folder Dropbox, which is located on the same server where your neoCatalog is. DropBox is generally used to accelerate certain workflows. 

The DropBox communicates with the file system and output processing with neoCatalog. neoCatalog scans the contents of DropBox searching for changes or new files every minute to import or update the designs that are copied in the Dropbox folder in neoCatalog. Once this process is over, the files will be removed from the Dropbox. 

Contact your Administrator to configure Dropbox's shared folder. 


If you go to neoCatalog folder in your server and click on it, you will access all its folders, being Dropbox one of those: /Library/WebServer/Documents/neoCatalog/DropBox

DropBox contains 2 subfolders: Designs and Photos. Designs folder is to import conventional (separated) designs, Photos folder to import digital (photographic) designs.


Supported image formats are: 
Multichannel files: PSD, PSB, TIFF, ZIP, XCM 
Digital image files: JPEG, PNG, PSD, PSB ,TIFF, XCM




2. Multifile import (Server)

One automated option that neoCatalog Server is offering is to import multiple files from connected folders. You can define the path to the folder and run the background task.


Having privileges to enter neoCatalog administration, you will see the option 'Multiple file import' on the top menu. When selecting it, it will show process and allows to create a 'New Import Process'.



Follow the steps when creating a new process:

  1. Define the path of the folder to where the files are stored (copy-paste path)
  2. Choose if you want to keep or delete the source files after the importation. Bear in mind that if you do not tick 'Keep file after import?' the files will be deleted from the Source folder (they will be moved to the destination folder)
  3. Select the design type of the source files


When all points are defined, choose if you want to import (files will be imported immediately) or simulate (checking the source files) the import process.


After the import process run, you will see a process listed when clicking on the option 'Multiple file import'.


In the process you can view all processed source files results.