Script to get list of all smart object layers

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Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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Can you change this code to simply output a list of the name of every smart object?

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Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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Try the following, it will print the names of all smartobject layers. The names of layers inside group as written in the format group_name:layer_name

function getlayerNames(lyrCol, grpName){
	var retval = []
	for(var i = 0; i < lyrCol.length; i++){
		var lyr  =  lyrCol[i]
		var nm = grpName ? grpName + ":" + lyr.name : lyr.name
		if(lyr.typename == "LayerSet")
			retval = retval.concat(getlayerNames(lyr.layers, nm))
		if(lyr.kind == LayerKind.SMARTOBJECT){
			retval.push(nm)
		}
	}
	return retval
}


alert(getlayerNames(activeDocument.layers))

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This would get an Array of Arrays containing the names and IDs. 

// 2017, use it at your own risk;
#target photoshop
if (app.documents.length > 0) {
alert (collectSmartObjects2017().join("\n"));
};
////////////////////////////////////
////// collect smart objects, probably based on code by paul, mike or x //////
function collectSmartObjects2017 () {
// the file;
var myDocument = app.activeDocument;
// get number of layers;
var ref = new ActionReference();
ref.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID("Dcmn"), charIDToTypeID("Ordn"), charIDToTypeID("Trgt") ); 
var applicationDesc = executeActionGet(ref);
var theNumber = applicationDesc.getInteger(stringIDToTypeID("numberOfLayers"));
// process the layers;
var theLayers = new Array;
for (var m = 0; m <= theNumber; m++) {
try {
var ref = new ActionReference();
ref.putIndex( charIDToTypeID( "Lyr " ), m);
var layerDesc = executeActionGet(ref);
var layerSet = typeIDToStringID(layerDesc.getEnumerationValue(stringIDToTypeID("layerSection")));
var isBackground = layerDesc.getBoolean(stringIDToTypeID("background"));
// if not layer group collect values;
if (layerSet != "layerSectionEnd" && layerSet != "layerSectionStart" && isBackground != true) {
var theName = layerDesc.getString(stringIDToTypeID('name'));
var theID = layerDesc.getInteger(stringIDToTypeID('layerID'));
if(layerDesc.hasKey(stringIDToTypeID('smartObject'))) {theLayers.push([theName, theID])}
};
}
catch (e) {};
};
return theLayers
};

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