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Store filename on upload

Thread began 6/06/2010 7:28 pm by htm211248644 | Last modified 6/07/2010 10:46 am by Jason Byrnes | 675 views | 2 replies |

htm211248644

Store filename on upload

I have a form which allows a user to insert a record which contains information and thumbnails about a property. My form works and the UE puts the uploaded thumbs on the server when the form is submitted. Problem is, I would like for the filenames of the thumbs to get inserted into the record as well. I cannot figure out how to pass the user selected filename to the insert record behavior. How could I get the name in <input type="file" name="ItemImage" id="ItemImage" /> to get sent to another variable?

I tried using insert record and telling the variable that it gets its data from ItemImage, but it doesn't insert it. If I tell the variable to get its data from any other element on the form, it works. I suspect it doesn't work with ItemImage because the input type is set to file and not text.

Should I be creating a hidden field on the form and somehow tell it to get its value from the user file name? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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htm211248644

I figured it out and posted the following in the Digital File Pro forum.

OK, I figured it out after much head scratching. First you use DataAssist to build your insert record page. Then you create the upload file behavior in file manipulation for the form field of your choice. Then you go to server behavior, click add, and select insert from the DataAssist section (not the first insert behavior). From there, you specify your database info and session variable (which is filled in for you). On the next screen, you select the form field you want to use to store the thumbnail image text/file name. Click on the lightening bolt icon and from within the dynamic form part, double click on simple file name. Don't forget to add .jpg or whatever your image extension is as the file upload breaks up the name. For trigger, I selected "any successful upload". That way, once my first thumbnail was uploaded, this behavior would have the file name ready to insert into the record. It works like a charm, but took forever to figure out!

I hope this helps anyone else who might have the same problem.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

see my replay in the other thread you started for this:
showthread.php?p=61862&posted=1#post61862

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