Photo filenames

Hi all!

Does anyone know if it’s possible to change the way photos collected in
forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of numbers that
effectively mean nothing.

Thanks!
Amber

Hey Amber,

Unfortunately this is not currently possible. Generally our workflows are
not designed to accommodate on-device data access and analysis, so forms
and media are stored with random unique IDs.

Thanks,
Will

··· On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM William Pride wrote:

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM, amber@myagro.org wrote:

Hi all!

Does anyone know if it’s possible to change the way photos collected in
forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of numbers that
effectively mean nothing.

Thanks!
Amber


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I’m not actually talking about on-device data access and analysis. Here’s
what I mean:

  • When I export the multimedia collected using my application/form (in
    my case the multimedia is photos), each photo is named in a way that does
    not allow me to easily discern which form entry it is associated with; for
    example the photo is named, “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”
  • When I export the forms, it lists the name of the photo collected as a
    data point for each form. However, these filenames (for example,
    “1454759760286.jpg”) have nothing to do with the actual filenames:
    “1454759760286.jpg” is not at all similar to “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”

You can’t possibly be telling me that CommCare would enable a feature that
is totally useless. How am I supposed to know which photo goes with which
form entry?

··· On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:40:08 PM UTC, William Pride wrote: > > Hey Amber, > > Unfortunately this is not currently possible. Generally our workflows are > not designed to accommodate on-device data access and analysis, so forms > and media are stored with random unique IDs. > > Thanks, > Will > On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM William Pride <wpr...@dimagi.com > wrote: > >> >> >> On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM, <am...@myagro.org > wrote: >> >>> Hi all! >>> >>> Does anyone know if it's possible to change the way photos collected in >>> forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of numbers that >>> effectively mean nothing. >>> >>> Thanks! >>> Amber >>> >>> >>> -- >>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >>> Groups "commcare-users" group. >>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >>> an email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >>> >> >>

Hey Amber,

The filename uses the format formName-questionID-username-formid.jpg, so
you should be able to find connect the photos to a particular form entry
via the last set of numbers.

Thanks,
Jon

··· On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM wrote:

I’m not actually talking about on-device data access and analysis. Here’s
what I mean:

  • When I export the multimedia collected using my application/form (in
    my case the multimedia is photos), each photo is named in a way that does
    not allow me to easily discern which form entry it is associated with; for
    example the photo is named, “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”
  • When I export the forms, it lists the name of the photo collected as
    a data point for each form. However, these filenames (for example,
    “1454759760286.jpg”) have nothing to do with the actual filenames:
    “1454759760286.jpg” is not at all similar to “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”

You can’t possibly be telling me that CommCare would enable a feature that
is totally useless. How am I supposed to know which photo goes with which
form entry?

On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:40:08 PM UTC, William Pride wrote:

Hey Amber,

Unfortunately this is not currently possible. Generally our workflows are
not designed to accommodate on-device data access and analysis, so forms
and media are stored with random unique IDs.

Thanks,
Will

On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM William Pride wpr...@dimagi.com wrote:

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM, am...@myagro.org wrote:

Hi all!

Does anyone know if it’s possible to change the way photos collected in
forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of numbers that
effectively mean nothing.

Thanks!
Amber


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Jon,

Okay, understood. Thanks. Why are the files listed in the form export
different? Thanks.

Amber

··· On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Jon Emord wrote:

Hey Amber,

The filename uses the format formName-questionID-username-formid.jpg, so
you should be able to find connect the photos to a particular form entry
via the last set of numbers.

Thanks,
Jon

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM <amber@myagro.org <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,‘cvml’,‘amber@myagro.org’);>> wrote:

I’m not actually talking about on-device data access and analysis. Here’s
what I mean:

  • When I export the multimedia collected using my application/form
    (in my case the multimedia is photos), each photo is named in a way that
    does not allow me to easily discern which form entry it is associated with;
    for example the photo is named, “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”
  • When I export the forms, it lists the name of the photo collected
    as a data point for each form. However, these filenames (for example,
    “1454759760286.jpg”) have nothing to do with the actual filenames:
    “1454759760286.jpg” is not at all similar to “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”

You can’t possibly be telling me that CommCare would enable a feature
that is totally useless. How am I supposed to know which photo goes with
which form entry?

On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:40:08 PM UTC, William Pride wrote:

Hey Amber,

Unfortunately this is not currently possible. Generally our workflows
are not designed to accommodate on-device data access and analysis, so
forms and media are stored with random unique IDs.

Thanks,
Will

On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM William Pride wpr...@dimagi.com wrote:

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM, am...@myagro.org wrote:

Hi all!

Does anyone know if it’s possible to change the way photos collected
in forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of numbers that
effectively mean nothing.

Thanks!
Amber


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Also, is there a way to change the form IDs into something more readily
understood?

··· On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Amber Stewart wrote:

Jon,

Okay, understood. Thanks. Why are the files listed in the form export
different? Thanks.

Amber

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Jon Emord <jemord@dimagi.com <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,‘cvml’,‘jemord@dimagi.com’);>> wrote:

Hey Amber,

The filename uses the format formName-questionID-username-formid.jpg, so
you should be able to find connect the photos to a particular form entry
via the last set of numbers.

Thanks,
Jon

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM amber@myagro.org wrote:

I’m not actually talking about on-device data access and analysis.
Here’s what I mean:

  • When I export the multimedia collected using my application/form
    (in my case the multimedia is photos), each photo is named in a way that
    does not allow me to easily discern which form entry it is associated with;
    for example the photo is named, “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”
  • When I export the forms, it lists the name of the photo collected
    as a data point for each form. However, these filenames (for example,
    “1454759760286.jpg”) have nothing to do with the actual filenames:
    “1454759760286.jpg” is not at all similar to “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”

You can’t possibly be telling me that CommCare would enable a feature
that is totally useless. How am I supposed to know which photo goes with
which form entry?

On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:40:08 PM UTC, William Pride wrote:

Hey Amber,

Unfortunately this is not currently possible. Generally our workflows
are not designed to accommodate on-device data access and analysis, so
forms and media are stored with random unique IDs.

Thanks,
Will

On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM William Pride wpr...@dimagi.com wrote:

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM, am...@myagro.org wrote:

Hi all!

Does anyone know if it’s possible to change the way photos collected
in forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of numbers that
effectively mean nothing.

Thanks!
Amber


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Amber,

They are named differently, so that you can more easily have context in the
multimedia download. For example, if you wanted all photos attached to a
particular form and question, you would be able to easily get that set from
just the multimedia download.

There is not a way to change the form ids as they are meant to be unique
identifiers.

··· On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM Amber Stewart wrote:

Also, is there a way to change the form IDs into something more readily
understood?

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Amber Stewart amber@myagro.org wrote:

Jon,

Okay, understood. Thanks. Why are the files listed in the form export
different? Thanks.

Amber

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Jon Emord jemord@dimagi.com wrote:

Hey Amber,

The filename uses the format formName-questionID-username-formid.jpg, so
you should be able to find connect the photos to a particular form entry
via the last set of numbers.

Thanks,
Jon

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM amber@myagro.org wrote:

I’m not actually talking about on-device data access and analysis.
Here’s what I mean:

  • When I export the multimedia collected using my application/form
    (in my case the multimedia is photos), each photo is named in a way that
    does not allow me to easily discern which form entry it is associated with;
    for example the photo is named, “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”
  • When I export the forms, it lists the name of the photo collected
    as a data point for each form. However, these filenames (for example,
    “1454759760286.jpg”) have nothing to do with the actual filenames:
    “1454759760286.jpg” is not at all similar to “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”

You can’t possibly be telling me that CommCare would enable a feature
that is totally useless. How am I supposed to know which photo goes with
which form entry?

On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:40:08 PM UTC, William Pride wrote:

Hey Amber,

Unfortunately this is not currently possible. Generally our workflows
are not designed to accommodate on-device data access and analysis, so
forms and media are stored with random unique IDs.

Thanks,
Will

On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM William Pride wpr...@dimagi.com wrote:

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM, am...@myagro.org wrote:

Hi all!

Does anyone know if it’s possible to change the way photos collected
in forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of numbers that
effectively mean nothing.

Thanks!
Amber


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Hey,

I’m afraid I still don’t understand what the name of the file is
(“1454759760286.jpg”) that is listed in the form export. I don’t see how
that is linked to any of my other data? To be clear: I’m talking about
photos mobile users have collected using my form/application, not
multimedia that I’ve added to the form for the goal of clarifying
questions.

Understood re: form IDs.

··· On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Jon Emord wrote:

Amber,

They are named differently, so that you can more easily have context in
the multimedia download. For example, if you wanted all photos attached to
a particular form and question, you would be able to easily get that set
from just the multimedia download.

There is not a way to change the form ids as they are meant to be unique
identifiers.

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM Amber Stewart <amber@myagro.org <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,‘cvml’,‘amber@myagro.org’);>> wrote:

Also, is there a way to change the form IDs into something more readily
understood?

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Amber Stewart <amber@myagro.org <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,‘cvml’,‘amber@myagro.org’);>> wrote:

Jon,

Okay, understood. Thanks. Why are the files listed in the form export
different? Thanks.

Amber

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Jon Emord jemord@dimagi.com wrote:

Hey Amber,

The filename uses the format formName-questionID-username-formid.jpg,
so you should be able to find connect the photos to a particular form entry
via the last set of numbers.

Thanks,
Jon

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM amber@myagro.org wrote:

I’m not actually talking about on-device data access and analysis.
Here’s what I mean:

  • When I export the multimedia collected using my application/form
    (in my case the multimedia is photos), each photo is named in a way that
    does not allow me to easily discern which form entry it is associated with;
    for example the photo is named, “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”
  • When I export the forms, it lists the name of the photo
    collected as a data point for each form. However, these filenames (for
    example, “1454759760286.jpg”) have nothing to do with the actual filenames:
    “1454759760286.jpg” is not at all similar to “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”

You can’t possibly be telling me that CommCare would enable a feature
that is totally useless. How am I supposed to know which photo goes with
which form entry?

On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:40:08 PM UTC, William Pride wrote:

Hey Amber,

Unfortunately this is not currently possible. Generally our workflows
are not designed to accommodate on-device data access and analysis, so
forms and media are stored with random unique IDs.

Thanks,
Will

On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM William Pride wpr...@dimagi.com wrote:

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM, am...@myagro.org wrote:

Hi all!

Does anyone know if it’s possible to change the way photos
collected in forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of
numbers that effectively mean nothing.

Thanks!
Amber


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Amber,

That file name (1454759760286.jpg) that is listed in the form export is the
name of the attachment that was submitted by the mobile user. Those
filenames are generated by the client and submitted with the form.

··· On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 1:29 PM Amber Stewart wrote:

Hey,

I’m afraid I still don’t understand what the name of the file is
(“1454759760286.jpg”) that is listed in the form export. I don’t see how
that is linked to any of my other data? To be clear: I’m talking about
photos mobile users have collected using my form/application, not
multimedia that I’ve added to the form for the goal of clarifying
questions.

Understood re: form IDs.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Jon Emord jemord@dimagi.com wrote:

Amber,

They are named differently, so that you can more easily have context in
the multimedia download. For example, if you wanted all photos attached to
a particular form and question, you would be able to easily get that set
from just the multimedia download.

There is not a way to change the form ids as they are meant to be unique
identifiers.

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM Amber Stewart amber@myagro.org wrote:

Also, is there a way to change the form IDs into something more readily
understood?

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Amber Stewart amber@myagro.org wrote:

Jon,

Okay, understood. Thanks. Why are the files listed in the form export
different? Thanks.

Amber

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Jon Emord jemord@dimagi.com wrote:

Hey Amber,

The filename uses the format formName-questionID-username-formid.jpg,
so you should be able to find connect the photos to a particular form entry
via the last set of numbers.

Thanks,
Jon

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM amber@myagro.org wrote:

I’m not actually talking about on-device data access and analysis.
Here’s what I mean:

  • When I export the multimedia collected using my
    application/form (in my case the multimedia is photos), each photo is named
    in a way that does not allow me to easily discern which form entry it is
    associated with; for example the photo is named, “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”
  • When I export the forms, it lists the name of the photo
    collected as a data point for each form. However, these filenames (for
    example, “1454759760286.jpg”) have nothing to do with the actual filenames:
    “1454759760286.jpg” is not at all similar to “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”

You can’t possibly be telling me that CommCare would enable a feature
that is totally useless. How am I supposed to know which photo goes with
which form entry?

On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:40:08 PM UTC, William Pride wrote:

Hey Amber,

Unfortunately this is not currently possible. Generally our
workflows are not designed to accommodate on-device data access and
analysis, so forms and media are stored with random unique IDs.

Thanks,
Will

On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM William Pride wpr...@dimagi.com wrote:

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM, am...@myagro.org wrote:

Hi all!

Does anyone know if it’s possible to change the way photos
collected in forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of
numbers that effectively mean nothing.

Thanks!
Amber


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Okay, thanks!

··· On Monday, February 22, 2016, Jon Emord wrote:

Amber,

That file name (1454759760286.jpg) that is listed in the form export is
the name of the attachment that was submitted by the mobile user. Those
filenames are generated by the client and submitted with the form.

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 1:29 PM Amber Stewart <amber@myagro.org <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,‘cvml’,‘amber@myagro.org’);>> wrote:

Hey,

I’m afraid I still don’t understand what the name of the file is
(“1454759760286.jpg”) that is listed in the form export. I don’t see how
that is linked to any of my other data? To be clear: I’m talking about
photos mobile users have collected using my form/application, not
multimedia that I’ve added to the form for the goal of clarifying
questions.

Understood re: form IDs.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Jon Emord <jemord@dimagi.com <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,‘cvml’,‘jemord@dimagi.com’);>> wrote:

Amber,

They are named differently, so that you can more easily have context in
the multimedia download. For example, if you wanted all photos attached to
a particular form and question, you would be able to easily get that set
from just the multimedia download.

There is not a way to change the form ids as they are meant to be unique
identifiers.

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM Amber Stewart amber@myagro.org wrote:

Also, is there a way to change the form IDs into something more readily
understood?

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Amber Stewart amber@myagro.org wrote:

Jon,

Okay, understood. Thanks. Why are the files listed in the form export
different? Thanks.

Amber

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Jon Emord jemord@dimagi.com wrote:

Hey Amber,

The filename uses the format formName-questionID-username-formid.jpg,
so you should be able to find connect the photos to a particular form entry
via the last set of numbers.

Thanks,
Jon

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM amber@myagro.org wrote:

I’m not actually talking about on-device data access and analysis.
Here’s what I mean:

  • When I export the multimedia collected using my
    application/form (in my case the multimedia is photos), each photo is named
    in a way that does not allow me to easily discern which form entry it is
    associated with; for example the photo is named, “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”
  • When I export the forms, it lists the name of the photo
    collected as a data point for each form. However, these filenames (for
    example, “1454759760286.jpg”) have nothing to do with the actual filenames:
    “1454759760286.jpg” is not at all similar to “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”

You can’t possibly be telling me that CommCare would enable a
feature that is totally useless. How am I supposed to know which photo goes
with which form entry?

On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:40:08 PM UTC, William Pride wrote:

Hey Amber,

Unfortunately this is not currently possible. Generally our
workflows are not designed to accommodate on-device data access and
analysis, so forms and media are stored with random unique IDs.

Thanks,
Will

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On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM, am...@myagro.org wrote:

Hi all!

Does anyone know if it’s possible to change the way photos
collected in forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of
numbers that effectively mean nothing.

Thanks!
Amber


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Hi Jackie,

As noted above and
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Form+Data+Export#FormDataExport-D.MultimediaExports
the
format of the filename follows: [question_id]-[username]-[form_id].jpg

If you want to find the form entry associated with the image submission you
can use the unique form_id after the username. If you want to see this on
the website you can use the following url pattern to go directly to it:
https://www.commcarehq.org/a/(project name)/reports/form_data/(form_id)/ or
when using this in combination with the form export you can use the
info.formid column.

Thanks
Jon Emord

··· On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 1:58 PM jaclene.roshan via commcare-users < commcare-users@googlegroups.com> wrote:

I have the same issue here - there is no way for me to download the
multimedia file and then figure out which file is associated to which form
entry. I can associate them to the user who collected it, but not the
individual collection. This seems useless without a different naming
convention…?

(Also, weird the original post comes from someone who used to work at my
company before me…apparently we’ve been dealing with this issue for a
while!)

Thanks,
Jackie

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:37:14 AM UTC-5, Amber Stewart wrote:

Okay, thanks!

On Monday, February 22, 2016, Jon Emord jem...@dimagi.com wrote:

Amber,

That file name (1454759760286.jpg) that is listed in the form export is
the name of the attachment that was submitted by the mobile user. Those
filenames are generated by the client and submitted with the form.

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 1:29 PM Amber Stewart amber@myagro.org wrote:

Hey,

I’m afraid I still don’t understand what the name of the file is
(“1454759760286.jpg”) that is listed in the form export. I don’t see how
that is linked to any of my other data? To be clear: I’m talking about
photos mobile users have collected using my form/application, not
multimedia that I’ve added to the form for the goal of clarifying
questions.

Understood re: form IDs.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Jon Emord jemord@dimagi.com wrote:

Amber,

They are named differently, so that you can more easily have context
in the multimedia download. For example, if you wanted all photos attached
to a particular form and question, you would be able to easily get that set
from just the multimedia download.

There is not a way to change the form ids as they are meant to be
unique identifiers.

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM Amber Stewart amber@myagro.org wrote:

Also, is there a way to change the form IDs into something more
readily understood?

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Amber Stewart amber@myagro.org wrote:

Jon,

Okay, understood. Thanks. Why are the files listed in the form
export different? Thanks.

Amber

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Jon Emord jemord@dimagi.com wrote:

Hey Amber,

The filename uses the format
formName-questionID-username-formid.jpg, so you should be able to find
connect the photos to a particular form entry via the last set of numbers.

Thanks,
Jon

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM amber@myagro.org wrote:

I’m not actually talking about on-device data access and analysis.
Here’s what I mean:

  • When I export the multimedia collected using my
    application/form (in my case the multimedia is photos), each photo is named
    in a way that does not allow me to easily discern which form entry it is
    associated with; for example the photo is named, “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”
  • When I export the forms, it lists the name of the photo
    collected as a data point for each form. However, these filenames (for
    example, “1454759760286.jpg”) have nothing to do with the actual filenames:
    “1454759760286.jpg” is not at all similar to “Profils Kiva
    2016-Photo-sid12-ebe62bed-5d4e-4cdf-a47e-d60bc5301ebc.jpg”

You can’t possibly be telling me that CommCare would enable a
feature that is totally useless. How am I supposed to know which photo goes
with which form entry?

On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:40:08 PM UTC, William Pride wrote:

Hey Amber,

Unfortunately this is not currently possible. Generally our
workflows are not designed to accommodate on-device data access and
analysis, so forms and media are stored with random unique IDs.

Thanks,
Will

On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM William Pride wpr...@dimagi.com wrote:

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM, am...@myagro.org wrote:

Hi all!

Does anyone know if it’s possible to change the way photos
collected in forms are named? The default seems to be a long series of
numbers that effectively mean nothing.

Thanks!
Amber


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Reviving this old thread because we've faced some challenges with cross-referencing photo file names with our dataset.

In our app, the prompt to take a photo is within a repeat group, therefore there are instances where more than one photo is associated with the same formid. As a result, when downloading the multimedia files we see several jpeg files with the exact same name.

Cross-referencing which photo belongs to which iteration within the repeat group becomes a convoluted process requiring clicking the link in our Excel data download to open the form in CommCare HQ, then viewing the numeric ID for the photo (e.g. 1621843252629.jpg) and checking this against the photo variable name in the repeat group in Excel.

It would be great to see some flexibility built into CommCare to address this issue of naming multimedia files created within repeat groups. Perhaps a html link to the photo within the Excel data download (in the repeat group sheet, currently this only appears in the form-level sheet). Or an option to specify which information should be used to define photo file names in the multimedia download (e.g. a combination of formid and the 13-digit numeric ID for the jpeg file).

Would be great to hear some suggestions from other users or the CommCare development team.

Thanks,
Ruth