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Generic Text File Importer


If you have metadata saved in a fixed format text file, this action can be used to read the file and import the metadata.

The metadata in the supplied text file can occupy any number of lines.

The format of the metadata for any one record in the text file is specified in a File to Tag Template. By specifying a \n escape sequence in the template you can easily parse multiple lines of input. If the text file contains a full path or a filename with or without an extension in a particular field, use a ❨Variable 0❩ token in the File to tag Template to store that field.

There are two modes of applying the metadata. In linear mode, successive records in the text file are applied to selected files. Unused records or selected files are ignored.

In match mode, the supplied template contained a ❨Variable 0❩ token identifying a field with identifying information. An attempt is first made to match the identifying field against a file's full path. If no match is made an attempt is made to match the filename with filename extension. If no match is made an attempt is made to match the filename without extension.

The action runs as follows:

After running the action, you can return all files to the exact previous state via Edit>Revert to Editing State.

Content List:

Actions: Generic Text File Importer

File List Filter: Generic Text File Importer


Yate v4.6.1


2019-03-25  First release.


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