Follow the instructions at https://qfield.org/docs/prepare/picture_path.html?highlight=photo

I write the following route to "Photo naming":

'DCIM / INV / INV_' || (now () || '.jpg'

But it only generates a DCIM folder with all the photos and named JPEG ... as if it wasn't set up:

DCIM / JPEG_20210924091021590.jpg

Where is the error? Do I need to do something else?

  • You have an open bracket (now ()
    – Joe Be
    Sep 30, 2021 at 12:01

1 Answer 1


There is an superfluous parenthesis before now(), i.e. you have '(now ()' The additional white spaces are also confusing. Try


or if you want to format your date so it is more readable, something like

'DCIM/INV/INV_'||format_date(Now(), 'yyyy-MM-dd_hhmmss')||'.jpg'

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