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Can't create IMAGE programmatically

Can't create IMAGE programmatically

Thursday 20 December 2012 1:14:51 am - 6 replies

I tried to follow the guide below to create and publish an Image:
Image is created with all text data except the "image" attribute, that is the image file uploader via CMS.

I Use ezpublish 4.6

Thursday 20 December 2012 1:00:26 pm

can you paste here your code?

Thursday 20 December 2012 2:44:17 pm

// getting information required to setup the node:

$user = eZUser::fetchByName( 'admin' ); //import our user (replace with the code for the previous step if necessary)

if ( !$user )


    //if no user exists let's pull out the current user:

    $user = eZUser::currentUser();


$parent_node = eZContentObjectTreeNode::fetch( 191 );


//setting node details

$params = array();

$params['class_identifier'] = 'image';

$params['creator_id'] = $user->attribute( 'contentobject_id' ); //using the user extracted above

$params['parent_node_id'] = $parent_node->attribute( 'node_id' ); //pulling the node id out of the parent 

$params ['storage_dir' ] = "/var/siteaccess/images/";

//setting attribute values

$attributesData = array ( ) ;

$attributesData['name'] = 'Adding a random image'; 

$attributesData ['image'] = 'ciao.jpg'; 

$params['attributes'] = $attributesData;

//publishing node

$imageObject = eZContentFunctions::createAndPublishObject( $params );

Modified on Thursday 20 December 2012 2:47:05 pm by ruben rizzi

Thursday 20 December 2012 3:12:32 pm

Without digging too much into the code, a workaround: use the fromstring() method of the ezimage datatype.

You can prossibly "patch" the content of the image attribute without having to publish version 2 of the object, but if having one extra version is not a problem I would recommend to call the publication method again after altering the attribute.

ps: did you try using the absolute path to the image file in your code?

Modified on Thursday 20 December 2012 3:13:18 pm by Gaetano Giunta

Thursday 20 December 2012 3:53:39 pm

I tried the absolute path with no success. Now I try the other suggestions of yours, and i let you know, thank you Gaetano!

Modified on Thursday 20 December 2012 3:54:55 pm by ruben rizzi

Thursday 20 December 2012 4:39:26 pm

Solved! The problem was the storage_path:
You have to use the right path of the image file in the filesystem, not an ezPublish relative or absolute path: i used:


such as:
$params ['storage_dir' ] = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']. "/var/siteaccess/images/";

Thanks to:


Modified on Thursday 20 December 2012 4:50:08 pm by ruben rizzi

Friday 14 June 2013 4:54:30 am

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