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How to add submitted filename to UE template

Thread began 5/07/2010 12:44 pm by jcav26033 | Last modified 5/25/2010 5:09 pm by Eric Mittman | 821 views | 5 replies |

jcav26033

How to add submitted filename to UE template

Hi all,
I have gotten UE4 to do everything I want (and it works flawlessly) except that the email from my form submission does not contain the filename that has been uploaded to the server. How can I get the name of the files (I have three fields that the user can browse for a file to upload) that have been sent to be returned in the email? I am using the basic email template that comes built-in to Universal Email, "blank.php."

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Eric Mittman

You should use the server file name binding that is in the uploaded files are of the bindings. If this is not available to you on your template file, blank, then you will need to open the page with the form on it and drag and drop these bindings onto the page to get them. Once you have done that you can cut and paste these binding values into the block template where you would like to see them.

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jcav26033

Originally Said By: Eric Mittman
  You should use the server file name binding that is in the uploaded files are of the bindings. If this is not available to you on your template file, blank, then you will need to open the page with the form on it and drag and drop these bindings onto the page to get them. Once you have done that you can cut and paste these binding values into the block template where you would like to see them.  



I have been trying to accomplish this but the upload hangs and never gets to my thank-you page, so obviously I am doing something wrong. Would anyone be able to give me example code on how to do this?

Can I also suggest that this functionality be added to the extension in a future update, since it seems to be such a fundamental thing to want in a form submission, to know the filename of the file that was uploaded, and to easily be able to return the content of any field that is added on the form. It's difficult on a busy site to know who uploaded which file, particularly when you get 3 or 4 "archive.zip" files in a row.

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Eric Mittman

The file upload functionality has been incorporated into UE 4. You need to have the form created then apply the upload server behavior. Within the upload server behaviors you can choose to rename the file that is uploaded, you could name it after the user or use some other identifier for the user to rename the file.

When you apply the upload server behavior you will have the upload bindings available to you. This will contain all of the info about the uploaded file including the name and location of where it was uploaded.

If you are having trouble getting the upload to occur you should go to the bindings and expand the Upload group then drag and drop the debug info onto the page. When you test the page out if the upload fails you should be able to see the details for the upload and any errors that occurred.

You can also find some How To's and additional info in the FAQ area on the UE support page here:

universal-email/

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jcav26033

Thank you Eric,
I found out how to add the server behaviors from another post and it is really pretty straightforward, but it would be nice if the extension handled this automatically...a future feature request...

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Eric Mittman

There is an automatic feature for file attachments in your email. If you use the attach file option when configuring your UE server behavior you do not need to configure any additional server behaviors. The file will upload and be attached to the message.

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