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Uploading Images (Admin Side)

Thread began 4/30/2010 9:52 am by ch1974us345597 | Last modified 5/11/2010 4:30 pm by Eric Mittman | 1332 views | 5 replies |

ch1974us345597

Uploading Images (Admin Side)

I'm developing a site using Data Assist and I hit a wall. I'm creating a catalog and I have a few questions.

I'm trying to upload images to the product profile, but I can't get the image to show. I tried using Universal Email (upload behavior) and also tried using the 'file field' and just keying in the image name......nothing. What's the best way to upload an image to a product profile? Also, if my site has a thumbnail image in the profile and the full size image in the "Product Detail" page do I need 2 separate upload fields in the "Insert Product" page?

Any help and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Craig

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Eric Mittman

Are you getting the file to successfully upload to the site? If so are you storing the details for the file name in the db?

If you are not getting the file uploaded you will need to expand the upload file bindings and add in the debug info to the page, then save the load the page to your server before testing. When you test it try to upload your file and check what the debug messages are saying.

If you are getting the file on the server and are storing the name in your db then you should be able to reference the image on any page that you have a recordset that retrieves info for that record from the table. To make the image show you would have an img tag and for the scr attribute you would set it to the path of your images folder, then user the binding from your recordset for the file name. This should get the image to show. Please post back with some additional details if you have any further trouble with this and include a copy of the upload page and the page you are trying to view the image on.

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ch1974us345597

The images are not being shown on the site. As for being displayed in mysql, do I need to type in the image name manually?? I'm creating this site for another person. I don't want to have them manually insert the image name in the db each time she uploads an image. Is this the only solution? I just want her to be able to insert a record that includes an image.

All the images are on the server. Let me manually key in the image name in the DB and see what will happen.

Thanks for your help.

Craig

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Eric Mittman

You do not need to manually type in the name of the image, in your DataAssist insert you should expand the Upload File bindings and for the file name use the lightning bolt icon to select the server file name from the upload bindings. This will automate the insert so that when a new image is uploaded a record will be inserted and the name of the just uploaded image will be inserted into the record.

When you want to view the image you just need to have a recordset that selects that record from your db, then put an image field on the page and set the source to the folder the image was uploaded to. For the file name within the src attribute of the img tag use the filename binding from your recordset.

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ch1974us345597

Uploading Images (Admin Side)

If I wanted to upload BOTH thumbnails and full size images into a product listing, do I only need 1 upload image field??? On the product insert page, I have an image upload field AND a thumbnail upload field.....do I only need one? The one upload field will cover both the thumbnails and images...correct???

Craig

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Eric Mittman

With the latest version of Digital File Pro that is within Universal Email you can have a single file field and set it up to upload the regular full size image and create a thumbnail at the same time.

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