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Offline neillsun

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Multiple categories for downloads
« on: 11.08.2018 17:51:22 »
Hello,

I have a website with research reports that can cover subjects spanning more than one category. I'd like to know if there is a way I can assign more than one category to these downloads? ... or have this as a feature request for the next version. I could duplicate the downloads, one for each category, but this is a rather wasteful process. I don't have a massive list of files - about 250, but each one needs 2 categories, some need 3.

Thanks,
Neill

Offline ColinM

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Re: Multiple categories for downloads
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 14:39:01 »
Hi
Yes you can have Downloads in different Categories that all use the same file to Download. When creating a new Download use the Select, not the Browse button.  See picColin

Offline neillsun

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Re: Multiple categories for downloads
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 15:23:28 »
Thanks Colin.

I stumbled across that after copying the downloads to a new category only to find none of the downloads worked - they just showed me the details page, instead of the direct download. After much head-scratching I found that copying the downloads doesn't keep the link to the file, so I had to manually relink every file.

I  can understand the distinction between 'downloads' and 'files' in jDownloads, and how it works now.

So a different approach: it would be nice to be able to select multiple categories when setting up a NEW download and have the download automatically created in each category with a link to the same file... and when copying a download to a new category, retaining the file link would make link much more convenient.

Thanks,
Neill.