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I would like to rename the files uploaded to a webform according to some tokens or the value in some other field.

I did some research on this and was surprised to find no definite solution.

For example:

  • I'm 1 of the approved answers in your post. I understand your concern. I recommend making a small module or attempt to provide this new functionality in a patch to close existing issue(s) for webform. You should realize webform was born very separate from drupal -- hence all these types of integration issues that when using other modules, fields or Views we never face. If it was super easy -- it'd already be done. Webform is a big module with alot of legacy functionality. – tenken Oct 10 '14 at 20:11
  • Yes, tenken. You have certainly provided a good answer on that post but I wish there was a solution somewhere. Anyways, I will hook into webform and post my solution here. One final solution. – shivams Oct 11 '14 at 2:48
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The sandbox project is removed as the issue queue get continued, the latest patch has been failed in simpletest, but you can still check this patch

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You can change every file upload by hook_file_presave as your desire pattern as example

function yourmodulename_file_presave($file) {
  $parts = pathinfo($file->filename);
  $file->filename = 'mypattern_'.$file->uid .'_'. $file->timestamp . '.' . $parts['extension'];
}

but this method do not rename filname(it just rename file name in file_managed table), if you want also rename file name (uri of file) you should use below code

function yourmodulename_file_insert($file) {
  $parts = pathinfo($file->filename);
  $uri = 'public://'.'mypattern_'.$file->uid .'_'. $file->timestamp . '.' . $parts['extension'];
  $file=file_move($file, $uri);
}

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