Hi, I'm pretty new to Drupal. I've built a site that I want to be able to upload to the database using an FTP through another software package (LabVIEW). I have 2 issues:

1) I can get the FTP to successfully upload to the database file structure but Drupal doesn't seem to recognize that the files are in this folder until I go on the site and manually upload them and attach them to a node. Is there a way to make Drupal recognize that these files are in place? I've also tried the WebFM module which requires enters every file within a giving folder structure into the database, however it adds the files to a different location in the database and the Views module doesn't display files saved there.

2) Is the a way to programmatically fill in the form for creating a node - i.e. some .php code that can enter the title, tags, body and attach an image and file and then publish the node?

Thanks in advance for the help!


No module I know of does this but that doesn't mean it can't be done. A custom module could use cron to kick off an automated task that programmatically operates on files at a specific path (ie: creates nodes). Another option is to create a module that reuses WebFM permissions and file operations to list dirs/files within a specified path - no nodes required.