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#1 2016-05-26 20:28:56

Pfredd
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Registered: 2014-04-16
Posts: 187

CE4 conversion issue

After converting my CE4 gallery to Backlight, I assigned templates to all of the albums and album sets then went into Lightroom and changed the Publisher instance to point to Backlight.

I quickly noticed that none of the photo titles and captions were being displayed, and I remembered that the Metadata needed to be uploaded.

So I went to lightroom to republish the albums (after checking the Only Upload Metadata option).

Unfortunately, for every album I attempted to publish, I received the following error message:
puberror.jpg

I then right clicked on an album and selected "Edit Album...". Everything looked correct, including the template, which I had set in Backlight. I clicked the "Edit" button and reattempted to publish the album. This time it worked!

I then went and Edited and saved every album, making no changes, and they all published correctly.

I don't know why this happened, but I thought you would like to know...

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#2 2016-05-26 21:29:40

Pfredd
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Re: CE4 conversion issue

I do have a backup of the Lightroom catalog before the conversion, if you need me to try to reproduce the problem.

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#3 2016-05-26 23:07:28

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
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Re: CE4 conversion issue

After converting my CE4 gallery to Backlight, I assigned templates to all of the albums and album sets then went into Lightroom and changed the Publisher instance to point to Backlight.

You assigned the templates before changing the Publisher API url?
Did you run the CE4 -> Backlight migration utility?


Rod 
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#4 2016-05-27 02:26:44

Pfredd
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Re: CE4 conversion issue

I ran the Migration Utility.

I then assigned the templates in Backlight.

Then I changed the Publisher URL in Lightroom

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#5 2016-05-27 03:20:30

rod barbee
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Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 16,731
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Re: CE4 conversion issue

Ben will likely need a url as well as admin access


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight 2 test site, Pangolin test site

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#6 2016-05-27 04:54:16

rod barbee
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Re: CE4 conversion issue

have you tried assigning another template from within Publisher by editing the album?


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
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#7 2016-05-27 05:17:13

Pfredd
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Registered: 2014-04-16
Posts: 187

Re: CE4 conversion issue

The weird thing is that I didn't have to change anything to fix the problem.

All I did was, in Lightroom, edit the album settings, then save. I didn't actually change anything, as all of the information  appeared correct.

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#8 2016-05-27 05:48:26

rod barbee
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Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 16,731
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Re: CE4 conversion issue

Wonder if that's what it took to actually apply the template?


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight 2 test site, Pangolin test site

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#9 2016-05-27 08:28:16

Ben
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2012-09-29
Posts: 4,077

Re: CE4 conversion issue

The assigned template, as set during migration, only propagates to the LR Publisher albums as each is edited.   When you publish a photo, the LR Publisher fetches settings according to the template that it thinks it has.  Prior to editing the template, that is still the old CE4 template.  When the backend can't find that template, you get the message.
This could be a tricky one to solve.  If the LR Publisher only worked with the Backlight backend then we'd create a new function 'get template settings for album', that would pull in the template settings based on the correctly-updated template in the backend.  But since the LR Publisher still supports CE4, this call would break.  Something I'll need to think further about.

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#10 2016-05-27 08:57:31

Pfredd
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Registered: 2014-04-16
Posts: 187

Re: CE4 conversion issue

Then you should probably update the CE4 Migration instructions with instructions to edit and save each album and album set's settings in Lightroom.

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#11 2016-05-27 09:19:54

Ben
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2012-09-29
Posts: 4,077

Re: CE4 conversion issue

I would have if I had been aware of it.  I will work on a fix instead.

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#12 2016-05-27 09:43:14

Pfredd
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Posts: 187

Re: CE4 conversion issue

Ben, I hope I didn't come across as snarky.  I certainly didn't mean to.

Thank you for all of your hard work!

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#13 2016-05-29 22:57:45

Ben
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Registered: 2012-09-29
Posts: 4,077

Re: CE4 conversion issue

It's all good!  We have a fix in our code which will handle the changed templates without requiring any work arounds.  This will be out with the next maintenance update in the next week or two.

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