Bulk file import overwrite


Is it possible to overwrite existing files with the bulk file import tool? I am getting the following errors when trying to replace a bunch of documents.

Unable to create file with name “filename.pdf”, web path already exsists. [CORE0086]

(Bart Banda) #2

No, it’s not possible using that tool. The new bulk file upload tool introduced in 5.4 will change the file names to image2.jpg if it finds files with the web path already taken.

To bulk replace existing assets, you would probably need to use the JS API.

(Jennifer Weiley) #3

Hi @Bart - It would be good to have the ability to overwrite existing files using bulk upload.

We have a set of about 15 reports that are updated monthly. If I could overwrite existing I would just give all my new documents identical names to the old ones and import all at once. As it is, I have to do it one-by-one.

Is bulk upload / overwrite on the roadmap?

(Bart Banda) #4

Not yet, but I will note it as a feature request to have it added in our ideation tool Squizmap: https://squizmap.squiz.net/matrix/12385

It’s a good feature request, and I’m sure it won’t require that much effort to develop.