[ic] Images and the Admin UI
tverhagen at alamerce.nl
Sat Dec 13 09:51:12 EST 2003
Quoting Philip S. Hempel (pshempel at linuxhardcore.com):
>On Fri, 2003-12-12 at 12:45, Mike Heins wrote:
> > Quoting Philip S. Hempel (pshempel at linuxhardcore.com):
> > > I am using 5.0 pre cvs
> > > Non-threaded perl 5.8.1
> > >
> > > Here is my dilemma, we have a number of products that use the same
> > > image.
> > >
> > > Problem we have is in 4.9/5.0 the UI has changed in some way that allows
> > > an upload of zero bit file essentially overwriting the original file or
> > > zeroing out the file.
> > >
> > > What we do to cause this is to upload the image into one item, then edit
> > > additional items placing the same image name into the image of the other
> > > products that use it.
> > Then you need to use a different widget than the imagehelper widget.
> > The box you are typing into is not a text box, it is a file element.
> > It is designed to upload a file, not input text info into the database.
>So your saying I am trying to use a hammer when I need a to use a
>Well I kinda thought so. But what can you do to prevent people from
>doing just what they think makes sense to them?
>If I can use only one widget for the image function, (or can I use two?
>I guess I will find out) what options do I have?
>This became obvious as being a problem to me, when on of my IC customers
>came back to me on the same point as above.
>So I decided to asked others that I had seen using the same images for
>multiple products and they told me, "It (using the upload function as a
>dual function form) does not *work*, we have to upload the image each
>The fact that people ere even attempting to enter data into the field
>seems that there was or is some form of expectation that the field may
>work as a data entry field as well.
>I think than the only choices I have is to some way keep data from being
>entered into the field freehand and just tell them to upload each image
>at least the expectation will not be there.
Have you tried my suggestion of changing the 'Directory' entry on
the 'Advanced' tab of the meta edit form as suggested in one of
my previous postings?
I use that solution frequently for my customers and it really works
like a charm.
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