I have used the below code to set Default Multimedia Schema while creating a multimedia Component.

ComponentData multimediaComponent = (ComponentData) client.getDefaultData(ItemType.COMPONENT, "tcm:246-95-2");
LinkToSchemaData linkToSchemaData = new LinkToSchemaData();

When I try to run the code I have noticed that the Schema is not correctly set. Can anyone suggest me if there is any other way I can set the Schema reference to create a multimedia Component in SDL Tridion or is there anything I need to change in the above code?

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    This appears to be related to tridion.stackexchange.com/q/1125/129 although I'm not sure if it should be a duplicate. Are you asking the same question two different ways? :-) Commented May 4, 2013 at 11:52
  • @DominicCronin : Yes, Domnic. Actually I am facing an issue with setting the schema to multimedia component. So I have posted only the Code where in I am creating a link to multimedia schema. :-) Commented May 6, 2013 at 3:25

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You mention that the Schema is not correctly set, what exactly does that mean? It would help a lot if you could specify where you get an error (compile time or runtime and with what details/stack trace?).

I'm not so familiar with the Core Service Java API, but I was under the impression you could simply set the Schema as follows (no need to use the objectFactory twice in there):

LinkToSchemaData linkToSchemaData = new LinkToSchemaData();
linkToSchemaData.IdRef = "tcm:246-243-8";

When reading the example in the documentation (which is using the objectFactory), it would translate to something like this I think:

LinkToSchemaData linkToSchemaData = objectFactory.createLinkToSchemaData();
  • When I try to save the multimedia component it is raising an exception - "Unable to get Schema of component". Commented May 3, 2013 at 8:28
  • In Java we dont have the method ".IdRef". We have ".setIdRef()" which accepts a JAXBElement<String> as a parameter. So I created Object factory to setIdRef. Commented May 3, 2013 at 8:36
  • I guess it all depends on how you create your proxy, see also Mihai's articles on using the Core Service in Java yatb.mitza.net/search/label/Core%20Service Commented May 3, 2013 at 8:54

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