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Harry Harrison

The new updated csv download file

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Glad to report that Alamy have updated this now, don't know if they are still working on it so haven't announced it yet. I've posted this over on the Alamy forum but in case you don't visit that...

 

So far I've noticed that:

 

Tags longer than 3 words are no longer downloaded broken down into separate comma-separated words in the keywords column

They've added an extra column for 'Status' which for all mine is 'On Sale'.

The download only contains data for active batches - no failed uploads

The file name is no longer the same zillion character string every time but is instead MyName_DDMMYYYY.csv

 

All good stuff for me, next big step would be to allow the re-import so that you can update it in another program but I can see that wouldn't be easy.

 

Wondering if other people use this new DIY Download facility, I'm going to find it useful for identifying the all too common deficiencies in my keywording and spelling mistakes etc.

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All I get is

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at ASP.myupload_metadatadownloadhandler_aspx.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

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3 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

All I get is

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at ASP.myupload_metadatadownloadhandler_aspx.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

 

I've just clicked on 'Send me my data' and so far it's fine, or do you get that message when the 'download csv' option appears? The download option has appeared almost immediately and I have again been able to download the csv. You might want to report that problem I guess, maybe it's because you have many more images than I do.

 

This is where I commented:

 

https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/10490-aim-update-notes-updated-jan-2019/page/7/?tab=comments#comment-209106

 

 

 

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It's the "download csv" option. I don't see the one you mention.

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Just now, spacecadet said:

It's the "download csv" option. I don't see the one you mention.

No that one appears once the csv is ready, shortly afterwards, can't actually quite remember what it says. Looks like a bug but I suppose to be fair they haven't announced it yet.

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On 02/05/2019 at 12:37, spacecadet said:

All I get is

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at ASP.myupload_metadatadownloadhandler_aspx.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

 

Hi there -

 

Did you ever resolve the above issue ?

 

I decided to give Mozilla a go, (thankfully no attached ads this time), and I still get the above message. I have reported it a while back to Alamy, with no response.

interested to hear if you managed to resolve it ?

 

BW

Bridget

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16 minutes ago, BidC said:

 

Hi there -

 

Did you ever resolve the above issue ?

 

I decided to give Mozilla a go, (thankfully no attached ads this time), and I still get the above message. I have reported it a while back to Alamy, with no response.

interested to hear if you managed to resolve it ?

 

BW

Bridget

No.

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, spacecadet said:

No.

 

Well - thats a great summary (!). Have tried all three browsers (firefox, Chrome and Safari) plus looked up the error message on Google. You need to be a programmer to understand. Basically it has been reported to Alamy many times, so it seems hit and miss as to who can use it. C'est la vie !

 

The other feature that doesn't work for me is the banner posting to the portfolio. Tried many many times, and it will not load.

 

It must be something to do with the way the laptop is set, but beyond that I have no idea ...

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