Feature #60907

Epic #83669: Improve file list / file browser

Mass edit for file list

Added by Robert Vock over 6 years ago. Updated 14 days ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Could have
Assignee:
-
Category:
File Abstraction Layer (FAL)
Target version:
-
Start date:
2014-08-12
Due date:
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0%

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Description

The list module has a great mass-edit function. If you use a clipboard other than "normal", you get checkboxes in each row and an edit icon in the header-row to edit multiple database records at once. This is a great feature to increase productivity!

The filelist module is missing this functionality. You also get the checkboxes when you use a clipboard, but the header only has copy, delete and check-all actions.

This feature request only needs the edit-button in the header, which generates the correct url. If you manually adjust a URL to a file, you already can use multi-editing.

Just modify the edit parameter in the url:
http://www.example.com/typo3/alt_doc.php?returnUrl=/typo3/mod.php?M=file_list&moduleToken=...&id=1%3A%2Fscreenshots%2F&target=1%253A%252Fscreenshots%252F&imagemode=1&edit[sys_file_metadata][116]=edit

=>

edit[sys_file_metadata][116,117,118]=edit

Voila: Multi-Editing for file metadata :)


Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Feature #58628: Assign (multiple) categories on bulk uploadNew2014-05-08

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Related to TYPO3 Core - Epic #90676: Clipboard related bugs and featuresAccepted2020-03-07

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#1

Updated by Christof Hagedorn about 6 years ago

this would be a very useful feature for people who organized their files in folders before
and have to use categories (or set a category for files in an existing folder) at once.

#2

Updated by Matt Bracewell about 6 years ago

Definitely think the status of this ought to be "should have".
I'd tried to use Robert's url hack but can't get it to work form.
Editing the same fields on multiple elements was (for me at least) a killer feature of TYPO3.
I'd love to know the suggested workflow for uploading/editing a website's worth of images using the 6.x filelist.

#3

Updated by Robert Vock about 6 years ago

Getting the URL to work is a bit tricky... you need to add the moduleToken to the URL, replace the folder name and set the uids of the sys_file_metadata entries, you want to edit. These are the parameters:

returnUrl:/typo3/mod.php?M=file_list
moduleToken:TOKEN
id:1:FOLDER
target:1:FOLDER
imagemode:1
edit[sys_file_metadata][ID1,ID2,ID3]:edit

Where FOLDER is a path within fileadmin, TOKEN is a valid moduleToken and ID1-ID3 are uids of sys_file_metadata entries.

#4

Updated by Riccardo De Contardi almost 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #58628: Assign (multiple) categories on bulk upload added
#5

Updated by Riccardo De Contardi almost 3 years ago

  • Parent task set to #83669
#6

Updated by Henning Bopp almost 2 years ago

Robert Vock wrote:

Getting the URL to work is a bit tricky... you need to add the moduleToken to the URL, replace the folder name and set the uids of the sys_file_metadata entries, you want to edit. These are the parameters

Since I had to edit a massive amount of meta data, I created a Bookmarklet for this purpose. I tested it in 8.7 with Chrome Browser. CMS Backend english and german.

If anbody needs it or needs a hint how to collect the data, here is my approach:

https://gist.github.com/boppy/14a6dfe69b7ca1aa08c7515c6acd0060

PS: This might also work in Firefox, but since it uses ES6 it might/should not be working in IE...

PPS: I fully agree with Matt Bracewell: This should at least be should have.

#7

Updated by taywa gmbh about 1 year ago

Solution from Bopp also works for 9 LTS! Thanks. And I vote also for should have!

#8

Updated by Christian Eßl 9 months ago

  • Related to Epic #90676: Clipboard related bugs and features added
#9

Updated by Marc Hirdes 14 days ago

Would be a great feature for v11 at least

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