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Files - add folders or file type info

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09 Aug, 2012 02:11 PM

It's hard to sort through the very long list of files. Titles are useful, obviously, but file size is the only other indicator of what this file may be. I know we've talked about a tagging system, but a global tagging system for the whole app wouldn't be as useful here, I think because you would like be trying to tag different information than you would want to ID elsewhere (here "PDF, Agreements, image", etc)

If there were folders to categorize files that would be useful.

Alternatively, indicating the file type in the main Files data table would be really useful, too. I find I confuse myself with items of similar names, but different file types and I have to g in and lok at the thing before I know what I want.

Just some thoughts on usability. Thanks.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Bradley on 09 Aug, 2012 02:17 PM

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    Can you clarify what you mean by file type? Would that be based on file extension?

  2. 2 Posted by caitlin.vonhede... on 09 Aug, 2012 02:32 PM

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    Yes, type would be based on extension - PDF, image (png, jpg, gif), doc, etc.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Bradley on 09 Aug, 2012 02:43 PM

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    Got it. So another datatable column with "Image", "PDF", "Word Document", or "Unknown" based on the extension of the associated file. I'm seeing a lot of files in Spectate with no file extension. Might need to try to do some guesswork about the contents of the file when it is uploaded.

  4. 4 Posted by caitlin.vonhede... on 09 Aug, 2012 02:48 PM

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    Ok, or maybe a checkbox or something? so people can identify what the type
    is if it's not apparent from the file extension?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Bradley on 09 Aug, 2012 02:59 PM

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    checkbox or textbox?

  6. Bradley closed this discussion on 21 Aug, 2013 08:58 PM.

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