I don't believe you can, although it should be possible to extend
upload to provide that information. However, is there no header you
can use in your filetype to detect it?

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James Taylor, Assistant Professor, Biology/CS, Emory University


On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 10:51 PM, David Angot <dav...@intersect.org.au> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> We are using a proprietary file format in some of our tools.
> I successfully added a new data type, but what I would like to do is to use
> the auto-detect when uploading the file, just based on the extension of the
> file.
>
> My guess is I have to override the sniff() in the datatype class, and test
> for the extension ? Somethinkg like that :
>
> if file.endswith('.extension123'):
> ...
>
> But how do I get the original filename when it was uploaded ?
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> David
>
>
>
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