Squiz Matrix Newsletter #38506 Jul
This week kicked off with two new releases of Matrix, including the first release of our 4.10.x branch after last month's release candidate. These releases introduced some exciting new features, including the ability to nest keyword replacements within keyword modifiers and a new trigger action to dynamically link a user to a user group, and are available now via the public CVS repository (http://public-cvs.squiz.net/).
View the release blog post for further information on these new versions of Matrix, including release notes and download links. Please note that our delayed VM release for Squiz Matrix v4.10.0 is now available for download on the Squiz Matrix site.
Also available this week was a new update for Squiz Matrix's Easy Edit Suite and Edit+ for Squiz Matrix. These latest releases introduce a number of bug fixes, as well as adding support for the creation and configuration of both Link and Data Record asset types.
View the release blog post for further information on these updates to EES and Edit+ for Squiz Matrix.
This week we have one new feature to report, the option of alphanumerically sorting the files imported on the Bulk File Import Tool. Continue reading below for more information on all this week's developments.
Bulk File Import Tool: Alphanumeric Sorting
Due for release in versions 4.8.5 and 4.10.1 (August 6th 2012)
The Bulk File Import Tool allows you to upload multiple files through the browser into a specified location. This can be achieved by specifying a file import directory on your server to import the files of. When importing files in this manner, the Bulk File Import Tool would previously import files into Matrix in random order. This feature introduces a new option to the Bulk File Import Tool to sort the files imported from a Server File Import.
The Sort the files alphanumerically on import? option is enabled on the Details screen of the Bulk File Import Tool in the Server File Import settings.
Enabling this option will sort imported files in alphanumeric order (i.e. numerals -> capital letters -> lower case letters).
For example, consider the following list of files to be imported:
1.txt apple.txt 31apples.txt Test_1.docx 001.pdf 30apples.doc
Selecting the Sort the files alphanumerically on import? option would sort this list of files in the following order:
This addition has also been carried over to the import_files.php script which is used to import files from a server. This option is specified when running this script through a new --sort argument.
$ php import_files.php [system_root] folders_to_import 66 1 --sort
This feature has been added to provide greater control to users when importing files into Squiz Matrix.