I have an excel sheet which contains the column with External Image URL and i need to create the multimedia component using that URL and add this image component in my normal component, can anyone help on this with sample code.

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Here some sample code. I hope this helps.

CoreServiceClient channel = new CoreServiceClient();

ComponentData component = new ComponentData();
component.Id = "tcm:0-0-0";
component.ComponentType = ComponentType.Multimedia;
component.BinaryContent = new BinaryContentData() {
    IsExternal = true,
    ExternalBinaryUri = "http://static.businessreviewonline.com/user/storefronts/cbr/tridion/tridion.gif",
    MultimediaType = new LinkToMultimediaTypeData() { IdRef = "tcm:0-1-65544" }
component.LocationInfo = new LocationInfo() { 
    OrganizationalItem = new LinkToOrganizationalItemData() {
        IdRef = "tcm:3-1004-2" 
component.Title = "Test External Image";
component.Schema = new LinkToSchemaData() {  IdRef = "tcm:3-8-8" };

channel.Save(component, null);
  • It's safer to use GetDefaultData method instead of setting ID and location manually Jul 2, 2013 at 6:17

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