SimpleContentPortlet attachments type

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Chris Beach

Aug 23, 2023, 12:43:39 PM8/23/23
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Hello folks!

I have been working with the SimpleContentPortlet (SCP) , and found that the 'attachments' type seems to be outdated or possibly broken. When you add the portlet to a layout, it 'works' but effectively no content is displayed. From what I can tell from the code, it should have similar features to the 'attachments-manager' type.
  • Does anyone use the 'attachments' type in SCP?
  • Any concerns with removing the 'attachments' type from the SCP code base to help code cleanliness?

Ragusa, Steven M

Aug 23, 2023, 2:35:21 PM8/23/23
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Many years ago we used SCM attachment to upload files, such as CV and Syllabi, but we have different processes to accomplish now.


No concerns from us to remove the ‘attachments’ type.







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Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 11:43 AM
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Subject: [uportal-user] SimpleContentPortlet attachments type

Hello folks! I have been working with the SimpleContentPortlet (SCP) https: //github. com/uPortal-Project/SimpleContentPortlet/ , and found that the 'attachments' type seems to be outdated or possibly broken. When you add the portlet to a layout,


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Jonathan Tran

Aug 23, 2023, 5:31:53 PM8/23/23
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The Announcements portlet relies on the attachments portlet from SCP for its attachments functionality.

Julien Gribonvald

Aug 24, 2023, 3:34:50 AM8/24/23

Hi Chris,

I think it makes a long time that it doesn't work anymore. I remember that some peoples tested such case also (several years ago), you can replace the attachement part with the filemanager, there is an API on (but not generated since long time), so like that you can use a custom file system. More with some evolution on filemanager I think that we will be able to use OIDC and request to the user where to upload on. Having a UI + API to configure for several upload system and providing a choice to the user would be great also, but more complicated to built.

I my case we use our cloud system (Nextcloud with public link sharing), but we don't have a link on SCP, or we host files and also we paste the URL.

So I think, there are plenty of possibilities that doens't require attachements type, you can remove it. After these possibilities aren't much user friendly (as it doesn't permit upload/hosting from SCP) but it can suits, and maybe someone can contribute to a new way ?


Julien Gribonvald

Chris Beach

Aug 24, 2023, 11:52:31 AM8/24/23
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Thanks for the feedback folks.

Jonathan - Initial review is the Announcement Portlet uses SCP, but doesn't rely specifically on the attachments type, so we could likely make it work with just the attachments-manager type. I put a note in to ensure the dependency is tested prior to merging.
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