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How to Download File Assets by Filename Instead of Project ID

8 replies
Last updated: Feb 19, 2022
Hi. is there a way to download file assets by their file name and not by the Sanity id?
Feb 17, 2022, 2:55 PM
Hi
user M
I just want to download by using HTTP API - no further context. 😕
Feb 18, 2022, 7:01 AM
Example: I've uploaded asset with name "file_1.pdf". Now the download url is something like
"<https://cdn.sanity.io/files/xxx/staging/482fa98946bfc2f8529f255a04d435f99f20ca526.pdf>"
But I need it to be:

<https://cdn.sanity.io/files/xxx/staging/file_1.pdf>
Is this possible?
Feb 18, 2022, 8:33 AM
Example: I've uploaded asset with name "file_1.pdf". Now the download url is something like
"<https://cdn.sanity.io/files/xxx/staging/482fa98946bfc2f8529f255a04d435f99f20ca526.pdf>"
But I need it to be:

<https://cdn.sanity.io/files/xxx/staging/file_1.pdf>
Is this possible?
Feb 18, 2022, 8:33 AM
the reason behind this requirement is that I don't want to save the sanity reference (asset id) in another system just to have the download in place.
Feb 18, 2022, 8:34 AM
Perhaps there is another endpoint like
<https://cdn.sanity.io/files/xxx/staging/download?file_1.pdf>
Feb 18, 2022, 8:35 AM
Another way would be to get to the download by using a GROQ query. is this possible?
Feb 18, 2022, 8:36 AM
You can append the original filename to your image url when downloading from the browser . But that won't work for you if you don't know the asset's url already. If you only know the original filename, you're right, GROQ is probably the way to go. You can do something like this to get the url:
*[_type == 'sanity.imageAsset' &amp;&amp; originalFilename =='&lt;your-file-name&gt;'][0].url

Feb 18, 2022, 4:06 PM
Will try it, thanks
Feb 19, 2022, 6:38 PM

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