I’m writing a script (in Python) to programmatically generate anki notes. The notes should contain images (which the script also generates), and I’m currently doing this as follows:
Associating each card with some UUID, and putting that as a field in the note
Generating the images and naming them “UUID”.svg
Copy the images I get from the script into the collections.media folder
Importing the CSV with the notes
The card template I use with the notes then embeds the SVG with the correct filename, and this all works fine
I want to package the notes with the images in one file to cut out one of the last two steps, and I think an .apkg file is what I want. Can someone advise on how to go about doing this programatically (or point me in the right direction if there are some functions in the Python anki library that do this, I had a look but couldn’t really find what I was looking for).
So I suppose the only option to bundle into an apkg is to reverse engineer the file format?
And thanks for the link about media best practice - so am I right in saying that “[img src=UUID.svg>” should be in the field of my note (rather than just the UUID and then the note template including the image tag)?
Apologies, I’m a little confused (maybe I’ve not communicated the issue well).
I understand that I can use the anki python library to import a text file. Once I’ve done so, can I then export that deck, with media included, into an apkg file? If not, how does the anki application do it? If so, where should I be looking?
Basically: I have a text file containing notes, and a bunch of images. I want to use the anki library to “import them” into a collection object, and then “export them” as an apkg, with the idea that I then I have one file that I can send to friends, import into the desktop app, etc.
I stopped working on this after I posted this but I’m back on it again. I understand how exporting works now, but I’m sill having some difficulty in using the API to make a collection object and import my text file of notes.
In particular, how can I make a new NoteType in a collection? I don’t want to use aqt, just pylib/anki.