How can I use Solspace Importer to recognize uploaded files (that are already available in the file manager)?

Possible ways:

  • Use the filename?
  • Use some file ID?
  • Use the files entry name?

I couldn't find anything about in the documentation.


If you look at the data stored in exp_channel_data for regular EE File Upload fields, you'll see files stored this way, eg: {filedir_1}myfile.jpg, where 1 is your upload field ID (this changes depending on your upload directory), and myfile.jpg is your filename.

To import File Upload field data, you would therefore need the filename, prefixed with {filedir_X} (replace X with your file upload directory ID) in your source file (eg. your CSV file).

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