Indesign Script to relink the images to match with partial names

Explorer ,
Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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Hi folks,

I have a script to relink the images from the different selected folders, now I want the script will relink the images to matches with partial names, is it possible for example

 

In indesign document the linked image name will

 

200400_250500_filename_R1_cmyk_5.tif


Now the revised image will updated in the selected folder with the name of

200400_250500_filename_R2_cmyk_5.tif

 

The script need to match the link name in indesign document and selected folder with this  "200400_250500" number  and relink  don't consider the remainning part of the link name.

 

Please share your thoughts...

 

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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Hello Rocky,

 

Give the below code a try for your needs......

 

 

var doc = app.documents[0];

sourceFolder = Folder.selectDialog("Select a Source Folder");
if (sourceFolder != null){
}else{
exit();
}

var myFilesToLink = sourceFolder.getFiles();

try {
for(var i = 0; i < doc.links.length; i++){ 
  if (doc.links[i].name.match(/^\d{6}_\d{6}\_filename_\w+\_cmyk_\d+\.[a-z]+/gi,)){ 
  var myLinks = doc.links[i];
  var myLink = doc.links[i].name.replace(/^(\d{6}_\d{6})(\_filename_\w+\_cmyk_\d+\.[a-z]+)/gi, '$1');
  

    for (var f = 0; f <myFilesToLink.length; f++) {
     if (myFilesToLink[f].name.match(/^\d{6}_\d{6}\_filename_\w+\_cmyk_\d+\.[a-z]+/gi,)){ 
      var myRevisedFile = myFilesToLink[f];
      var myFilesToLinkName = myFilesToLink[f].name.replace(/^(\d{6}_\d{6})(\_filename_\w+\_cmyk_\d+\.[a-z]+)/gi, '$1');

     if (myFilesToLinkName.match(myLink)) {              
        myLinks.relink(myRevisedFile);
          }
       }
    }
  }
}
alert("Done!\nSearching for any matches and relinking completed!");

} catch (e) {}

 

 

 

Regards,

Mike

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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Share the script that you have got and we can try and make changes to it. It is doable.

-Manan

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Sorry for delay!

I have shared my part of the code below

processFile()
function processFile() {
doc = app.activeDocument;
var myLinks = doc.links;
for(a=0; a<myLinks.length; a++){

  var singleImages = String(linksDetails).split(",");// images chosen from the selected folders
  for(b=0; b<singleImages.length; b++){
    if (myLinks[a].linkType != "Internal Linked Story" && myLinks[a].linkType != "Internal Linked Object") {
        var newLinkName = singleImages[b].replace(/^.+\//, "");
        // var newSplitPath = singleImages[b].substr(0, singleImages[b].lastIndexOf("/") + 1);
        var mySplitName = newLinkName.split("_");
        var myFinalSplitName = mySplitName[0].concat("_"+mySplitName[1]);
        //var myremFileName = newLinkName.split('_').slice('2').join('_');

        if(myLinks[a].name.match(/\.(tif)$/)){

          if(newLinkName.indexOf(myFinalSplitName)>-1) {
            myLinks[a].show();
            //Here is the line I can't able to relink the images name to match with partially
            var newLinkPath = File(singleImages[b]);
            myLinks[a].relink(newLinkPath);
            break;
          }
        } 
      }
    }
  }
} 

 

Please find the links name in the document as well as in the selected folder below :

In indesign document the linked image name has to be

200400_250500_filename_R1_cmyk_5.tif

Now the revised image will updated in the selected folder with the name of

200400_250500_filename_R2_cmyk_5.tif

 

I want the code will match the highlighted numbers in link names and relink don't consider the remaining part of the name.




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