Get Custom Field File URL in transformation

Carson Wong asked on August 8, 2016 20:36


I have a custom field in a page type. This field takes in some content from the Media library (pdf or image). In a transformation, I want to access the file as a link. I've tried Eval() and GetFileUrl() but both are not working

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Rui Wang answered on August 8, 2016 20:49

Hi Carson

What kind of data type did you set this field to be? For example, the field name is "FilePath", you set it as "Text" data type and use "Media selector" form control. The data been stored would be the path to the image/file like "/mysite/media/folder/filename.jpg". Then in the transformation, you can use <%# Eval("FilePath") %> for ASCX transformation or {%FilePath%} for HTML.

Full example would be something like <a href="{%FilePath%}">Link</a> or <a href='<%# Eval("FilePath") %>'>Link</a>

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Carson Wong answered on August 8, 2016 21:17

Thank you!

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Alistair DeJonge answered on September 15, 2016 00:28

So should it be {%FieldName.FilePath%}, because that is not working for me either.

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