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Old June 14th, 2020, 06:09 AM
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Hi all,
I have a project with an Image Collection with about 600 files on different formats (12345.tif, 23456.eps, 34567b.png...).
The images are “named“ with a reference/sku (12345, 23456, 34567...).

In the project, the user will type a reference in a text field, and I have to build the page with the correct image based on the text field.

I can't build a Switch ruel as the images names are not constant (PNG/GIF/TIF... and there might be some suffixes like 34567b.

So what may I do ?

I will also have to add some new images along the year corresponding to new references and I don't want to edit a long long rule

Any idea ?

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Old June 15th, 2020, 10:44 AM
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I can think of two ways to do this.

First way: Add all the graphics as named resources in the Resources dialog. If you make each resource name match a value in the data, then you don't need any JavaScript at all. Just go into the Field editor (from the menu in Acrobat, FusionPro -> Data Definition -> Edit Fields, select your field, click Edit), and change the field's type to Graphic. Then you can select the field directly as the variable name in the Frame Properties palette.

Second way: Write the rule to try different graphic filename extensions, like so:
Code:
var baseName = Field("YourFieldName");
var extensions = [".tif", "gif", ".png", ".jpg"];
for (var i in extensions)
{
    var pic = CreateResource(baseName + extensions[i], "graphic", true);
    if (pic.exists)
        return pic;
}

Print("Graphic " + baseName + " not found.");
return NullResource();
The first way is a bit more setup but will compose more quickly and be more reliable.
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Old June 17th, 2020, 06:36 AM
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Hi,
Thank you Dan
I will try the 2 options.

Best regards,
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