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Delete orphaned files and images

Thread began 10/28/2009 1:45 am by troyd | Last modified 11/03/2009 12:04 am by troyd | 5356 views | 16 replies


Wow, I did it!

Using a combination of suggestions from Jason, Brian and some from "Vacunita" in another PHP forum (would like to give credit for them but not sure if it's allowed), I now have a single page that sees all files in a directory, displays them with check boxes and deletes them if checked. No Record Set or Table required.

Basically I used DFP's delete file behavior but instead of referencing a hidden field, I referenced the checkbox value. And the check box value is assigned dynamically.

I set the form action to "" and post. Then set the trigger for the DFP behavior to "any form post".

Now I just need to figure out how to show ONLY image files. Because, as it is now, all files are showing up and can be deleted.

Here's a generic example of what I did with everyone's help. Thanks again, TroyD

<?php require_once("WA_DigitalFilePro/HelperPHP.php"); ?>

$WA_DeleteFileResult1 WA_FileAssist_DeleteFile("images/""".((isset($_POST["image"]))?$_POST["image"]:"")  ."");
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
img {
    width: 150px;
<form  action="" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
if (
$handle opendir($mydir)) {

"Images:\n <table><tr><td>Delete</td><td>Filename</td></tr>";

    while (
false !== ($file readdir($handle))) {
"<tr><td><input type='checkbox' name='image' value='$file'></td><td><img  src='$file'></td><td><img  src='images/$file' /></td><td>$file</td></tr>";

  <input name="Delete" type="submit" value="Delete" />

One thing to note for anyone still learning like me. When you go to the DFP delete behavior and click on the lightning bolt next to File name:, you won't see the check box as an option. That's because it's not recognized yet by the form since it has to be echoed I think. So I just typed in the name of the check box, in this case "image". Once it's on the server, then the check box becomes a recognized form element. (If that's not correct, please let me know).

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