Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#1534 closed task (duplicate)

Associate files with items

Reported by: Jari Häkkinen Owned by: Nicklas Nordborg
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: core Version:
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We would like to associate files (images) with items. This could perhaps be done using a new annotation type File (which may be to general, images may be better?).

A specific use case I have in mind is that we want to store images of histology slides (we use bioplates as slides in our set up) and look at them when needed.

If a file annotation type is introduced, the annotation tab for an item should display a link to the file and download/view icons for easy access to the file.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Nicklas Nordborg, 14 years ago

This is not the first time this has been requested (#267 & #107). While I can understand the use case this is not something that is trivial to implement since it will affect a lot of things. One example is that annotation values are often passed around as strings or as Serializable objects. This would not be possible with files. I am not sure we can do files without having to break the existing api.

I think this should be implemented by improving the gui to make use of any-to-any links.

comment:2 by Nicklas Nordborg, 13 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

#107, #267 and #1543.

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