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Add labels through javascript

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I have following situation: a whole lot of files and folders are now stored on a drive. We want to migrate those to Alfresco, and add the same time add the correct labels. Problem is that labels can not be assigned based on the folder structure, so a rule is no option.

What I think should be possible is the following:

  • the names of the current files need to updated anyhow, so in some way we could the needed labels at the end of the file names, separated with e.g. a $
  • the files are uploaded to Alfresco
  • a javascript has to be run that extracts the labels from the file names and add these as labels to the corresponding document
  • the javascript at the same time removes the labels from the file names

Is there a better or more efficient way to do this?

What javascript command has to be used to extract labels from the file name?

Thanks,

Patrick

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Re: Add labels through javascript

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I think you are talking about "tags". You can add these tags - that show up as a kind of "labels" in alfresco share using node.addTag(Tarnname) - you were quite close:

Tagging API | Alfresco Documentation 

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Re: Add labels through javascript

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Assuming you have a directory structure on a fileserver, want to import the whole structure and add metadata based on the Path of the imported documents, you have several optinons:

- copy it over on the alfresco servers filesystem, create metadata xml files and use the bulk importer Using the Bulk Import tool | Alfresco Documentation 

- copy it to alfresco by webDav and use a rule to add the metadata. You can trigger a javascript by rule "onCreate" in a folder and all it subfolders. In your script, make sure the triggering object is a file (document.isDocument) and extract the data from document.displayPath

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Re: Add labels through javascript

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I'll have a look at the metadata xml and bulk import.

A rule is not possible, the place of the files in the structure does not determine the labels. So we somehow have to add the labels via another way.

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Re: Add labels through javascript

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One more question: assume we are going for a rule on a folder that adds a specific label to the files loaded in that folder, which javascript command is used to add that label to a document? Is it someting like node.addLabel(labelname)?

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Re: Add labels through javascript

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I think you are talking about "tags". You can add these tags - that show up as a kind of "labels" in alfresco share using node.addTag(Tarnname) - you were quite close:

Tagging API | Alfresco Documentation 

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