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Uploading files and images in Databased

Author: Matt / Created: May 5, 2014 / in Databased – Database Application Platform

With the latest release of Databased, we finally implemented image and file uploads and in this article I’d like to run you through exactly how this is done.

The way image and file uploading works is similar to way popular CMS’s like WordPress and Joomla do this. You upload a file first which is then used in one of your data cells.

You can upload images and files either by working on a single cell, or by working on an entire record. In this article we’ll work on a single cell, however the process is exactly the same when working on a entire record.

Start by clicking on a cell which will bring up the cell popup as shown in the image below:

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Next, to be able to upload files or images, we’ll need to activate the Advanced editor by checkin the checkbox labeled “Advanced editor”. This will slightly change your popup and display a rich text editor as below:

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The first circled button is for image uploads and the second circled button is for file uploads. The main difference between image and file uploads is that when using an image upload, the editor will automatically insert the image into the cell and when using a file upload, the link to uploaded file will be inserted. When using a file upload, any type of file can be used, when using an image upload, the file has to be an image (.jpg, .png or .gif).

Clicking the image button will bring up a popup which allows you to select an image from your computer and upload it. Once uploaded, the text editor will automatically insert the image into the text editor and you can then save it to have it displayed in your cell.

Moving on to uploading files. This is pretty much the same process, except for the fact that once you have your file uploaded, the text editor will insert a link rather then the actual file. When you’ll have a file linked from a cell, a small edit icon will appear next to it (as show below), clicking this icon will bring up the same popup allowing you to edit the cell. If you were to click the link itself, this would load the file itself.

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