I'm trying to import entries with an Asset inside a subfolder. Since I don't know what the new Craft subfolder ID will be for each Asset I tried to use the folderPath property from Craft's Asset element class:

    "@model": "barrelstrength\\sproutimport\\importers\\elements\\Entry",
    "attributes": {
        "sectionId": 2,
        "typeId": 2,
        "authorId": 1,
        "slug": "my-sample-document",
        "postDate": "2017-11-09 13:06:00",
        "expiryDate": null,
        "enabled": true
    "content": {
        "title": "My Sample Document",
        "fields": {
            "description": "<p>Nulla sit amet est. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Pellentesque ut neque.</p>"
        "related": {
            "documentFile": {
                "@model": "barrelstrength\\sproutimport\\importers\\elements\\Asset",
                "params": {
                    "filename": ["my-sample-document.pdf"],
                    "volumeId": 9,
                    "folderPath": "documents/pdfs/"

However the import fails with this error:

[error][sprout-import] Setting unknown property: craft\elements\db\AssetQuery::folderPath

I don't get an error when I use the folderId property. Can I only use properties that correspond with database columns? Is there any way to do this if I don't know the subfolder ID for every asset I'm importing?

  • Craft
  • Sprout Import 1.0.0-beta.14

folderPath is not supported when relating an asset to an Entry but there is a workaround. In your generation script you can call the code below to get the folderId with the given path:

$folderId = \craft\records\VolumeFolder::find()
->where(['path' => 'documents/pdfs/'])
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  • Where is my "generation script"? – kmgdev Oct 16 '18 at 17:48
  • @kgrote that is the script you created for the import json data format. – Dale Ramirez Oct 17 '18 at 13:31
  • I didn't create a script. I just exported data in JSON format from ExpressionEngine and imported it to Sprout Import. – kmgdev Oct 17 '18 at 18:46
  • Where in the docs does it talk about how to use an import script? – kmgdev Oct 18 '18 at 21:32

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