OK, i had the hidden form element bound to the right place when i completed the tutorial however I never "unbound" the original binding code created by dataassist. ... so is it safe to say that perhaps the validation code in the original field made it fail?
so the original ...
value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("Tireupdate","Tlogo"):"".$row_WADAadtirepics["Tlogo"]."")); ?>"
---- should simply have been ...
value="<?php echo $row_WADAadtirepics['Tlogo']; ?>"
Not sure if it would be a good idea to change this once section to suggest it or not ...
Step 1: Creating the file field
Use the following instructions for creating this field for your Update page.
1.From the Dreamweaver Files panel, open your Data Bridge Update page.
2.Select the field you want to replace with a file upload field.
3.On your keyboard, press Ctrl (Cmd) T.
This displays the Quick Tag Editor.
4.Change <input type="text"> to <input type="hidden">.
4a. --- Bind the hidden field to the WADA - update recordset corresponding fields. You may have to unbind your hidden field if validations were originally inserted.
5.Place your cursor beside the hidden form field icon.
6.Choose the File field option from Forms category of the Insert bar.
it all works great now Jason.
As always thanks for your help.