I am building website in Tridion 2013 with DD4T and wanted all my multimedia tcm id's in the multi line text field(non rich text) resolved. Does tridion resolves tcm id in text field like rich text?

  • Question is not clear. Please add some more information. Oct 3, 2015 at 12:02
  • I have a Code component which has a big text field(but not rich text) where I have the html with tcm id's of the binaries instead of hardcoded path. Will these tcm id's get resolved into published path like it does in case of rich text. Oct 3, 2015 at 13:32
  • My suspicion is no, but it really depends on the syntax of your link and how you're dealing with it in your template. If you use "regular" link syntax like dwt and the resolve links TBB, it might actually work.
    – Nuno Linhares
    Oct 3, 2015 at 15:55
  • I'll simply try <a href="tcm:xx-xxxx"> and use the Default Finish Action along with DD4T tbbs. If this doesn't work then will add the type="Binary" or "Multimedia" and see if it works. Oct 3, 2015 at 16:23
  • It's not getting resolved, seeing tcm id in the source of the page. Added DFA and also included type. Please advise. Oct 5, 2015 at 15:22

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In SDL Tridion, creating links towards downloadable Binaries (Multimedia Components) in a Rich Text Field of a component, generates a ComponentLink instead of a BinaryLink on the presentation server. These multimedia components being rarely inserted directly on a Page, the ComponentLink does not get resolved on the front end, and your link will not appear on your page. Check this - https://www.sdltridionworld.com/community/2011_extensions/process-download-links.aspx

  • Multimedia component links in rich text are getting resolved. What I have is a big text(non rich text) field having tcm ids of the MM comps and those are not getting resolved. Trying to find a reason on how tridion processes these two fields. Oct 6, 2015 at 14:18

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