Batch scan importer improvements
|Reported by:||Jari Häkkinen||Owned by:||Martin Svensson|
Copied from the mailing list (thread started at March 11, 2009)
We really enjoy the set of batch uploading plugins and were doing a little training for our users in Bergen. Everything seemed great except that they couldn't link freshly created scans with image files. I read in the example spreadsheet that it is not supported and was very surprised since similar 'file attaching' works very nice for raw bioassays. I sat down, did some copy pasting from RawBioAssayImporter and after little edits it worked (source attached).
I hope that you can make some use of it.
All the best, Pawel
I am not sure, I didn't consider image as a 'real type' of item. More like attribute of a scan. Maybe because there is no Image submenu:)
I agree that looking for already created images with specific file is much better idea, then what I have implemented. Allowing users to specify image format, description and preview flag is great, but I would prefer to have it in the scan spreadsheet as additional columns (image property columns, as with file in rba import). Mainly because image has no life on its own and also because there is actually no image list where one could run batch import. OK, there is a list of images for every scan, but image imports for each and every scan would be laborious.