[Zope] Upload files, set properties, search props
Mon, 19 May 2003 12:45:42 -0400
On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 02:57:46PM -0500, John Toews wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am (very) new to Zope and am trying to figure out how exactly to
> implement what I want. I have read most of the Zope book and it doesn't
> seem to go into the depths I want, but please feel free to point me to
> better manual(s). What I want to be able to do is:
> - Present the user a form with to upload a file and, for now, a text box
> for keywords (I've done this already)
> - Save the file to a folder and set a property for the keywords (I can
> save to a folder with the generic File object [using
> foldername.manage_addFile], but how do I create & set the keyword
the details vary depending on whether you want 1 property per keyword,
or 1 property for all keywords. but the basics can be gleaned from
the online zope book:
read the section on "The Zope API". There are examples of adding and
e.g. in the script that's the target of your form, do something like this
to add a single property:
request = context.REQUEST
my_folder.manage_addProperty('keywords', request.get('keywords'), 'text')
> - Catalog the keywords property and be able to search it (Haven't even
> attempted yet)
no problem, just give youtr catalog a KeywordIndex with the name of your
> I believe the "correct" way to do this would be a Zclass using the File
> base class and a property sheet.
not necessary, the above will work.
the only advantage of a custom Product (whether zclass or filesystem-based
product) is that it can be made to support automatic cataloging
so you don't have to periodically update the catalog.
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