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How to Bulk Upload attachements using AL in Business Central

Problem Statement: Few months ago I wrote a blog on Generic way of attaching documents. As a feedback to this, questions started coming if there is any chance for bulk uploading attachments like Import multiple Item Pictures.
Lets start.
Pre-requisites:Understanding of AL.Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Tenant.Understanding of how compression works in BC.Demonstration:1. Understanding the Base App Code:
In the picture below I have illustrated the important parts needed to understand the Base App Code.
In short Upload Zip as Stream > Decompress to Lists > Attach the element of the List.

2. Writing the Code for the Functionality:
To be specific, I have written a code whihc will bulk upload Attachments for Variants of Items.
I will be seperating delimiting and recognizing Items and Variants using the format as follows 'VariantNo.[Count per variant]%ItemNo.%[*].[ext]'
To split and decode the Variant and Item No. I have created the functions below.

3. Output:
Compressing the…