Bulk Actions: Overview

(Note: Bulk Action features are available only to users on the Pro plan)

Bulk Actions enable users to handle larger volumes of files much more easily. These features enable users to generate large numbers of share/embed links and import them into downstream applications much faster, where generating and copying them for individual items would be too laborious, error-prone, and time consuming.

There are currently three bulk actions:

See the individual sections for more details:

Bulk Activate Share Links

In the past, enabling a share link required multiple steps for each 360; this becomes tedious if you have a lot of items.  

Bulk activation enables you to select a folder (or any number of 360s and folders), and then activate the links for all the items at once. 

Here's how:

From Folders View:

1. Select the Folders (or the items) you want to set to active (You can choose whether to set containing Folder contents to active in a later step).

2. Click the "Activate Share Links" action. It will bring up a confirmation dialog:

3. If your Folders contain other Folders, you can choose whether you want to activate share links for all the containing items or not. Then click the "Activate Links" button. You'll get a confirmation when it completes:

All the items should now have active share links. Now, if you want to use these elsewhere, move on to the Export function below.

Bulk Export Share Links

The bulk export function allows you to download a CSV of all the active share links for a Folder or set of Folders and 360s, with their name and the original uploaded filename. 

(Note: This only exports active share links; if a 360's share link is disabled, it will not be exported.)

Here's how:

1. Select the Folders and Items containing the links you want exported. (You will choose whether to include nested folders or not in a later step).

2. Click the "Export Links to CSV" action. It will bring up an options modal:

3. Choose the Link Options you want for all your links. These options will be set for every link that is generated. Click on the "Link Options" title to trigger a popup guide for each option; for a more thorough explanation of all the options, click here for an explanation of each option

If you want to include items in nested folders, click the "inculde items in sub-folders" options. 

4. Once you're ready, click the "Export Links" button. After a brief pause, you will be prompted to downloaded the exported CSV (the following is what it looks like on OS X Firefox):

5. Choose to open or save the CSV. You're done!

Exported Columns

The exported CSV contains three columns:

  • name: The current name or caption of the 360; e.g. "Living Room"
  • original name: The name of the uploaded file, including the file extension; e.g. "DSCN0020.jpg"
  • link: The URL for the share/embed link for that 360.

Export Collection Share Links

For Collections, users can choose to export a CSV that includes a share link to the Collection, but opened at each individual item in the Collection. This differs from the individual share links in that this generates a list of links, all to the current Collection, but which open each component 360.  

What's the difference? The main difference is that this is a Collection share link, not an individual share link, so viewers can still see all the other items in the Collection. It has other traits, too, see "When to Choose Link Share vs Collection Link Share" below. 

If you want to bulk activate and export share links for all the individual items in the Collection individually (not as part of a Collection), you will need to move the Collection items into a Folder, and use the Bulk Activate/Bulk Export features described above. 

Here's how to export a Collection's contents as a CSV of share links:

First, make sure you've enabled this Collection's Share Link. If you haven't, you'll see a reminder at the top of the CSV telling you to do so — if it's inactive, none of the links will work and will just report "Page not found."

From the Collection Details page:

1. Click on the Export to CSV button. That will open a window where you can set options and confirm:

2. Decide which options you want to set on the links. These options will be set for every link that's generated. Click on the "Link Options" title to trigger a popup guide for each option; for a more thorough explanation of all the options, click here for an explanation of each option

3. Once you're ready, click the "Export Links" button. After a brief pause, you will be prompted to downloaded the exported CSV (the following is what it looks like on OS X Firefox):

4. Choose to open or save the CSV. You're done!

Exported Columns

The exported CSV contains three columns:

  • name: The current name or caption of the 360; e.g. "Living Room"
  • original name: The name of the uploaded file, including the file extension; e.g. "DSCN0020.jpg"
  • link: The share/embed link to this Collection which opens to that 360.

When to Choose Link Share vs Collection Link Share

Choose Collection Link Share if:

  • You want viewers to be able to access the rest of the Collection items from the share link
  • You need to password-protect link access. Since Collections are not tied to the underlying 360s, you can create an arbitrary number of Collections containing the same content, withough setting the underlying 360s share links to active, and set an access password on the Collection itself. This is unlike individual 360s, which can currently only have a single password for their share link.

Choose Link Share if:

  • You do not want viewers to access other items in your Collection from the share link
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