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automatically overwrite old file

Thread began 6/08/2010 2:32 pm by anstara245021 | Last modified 6/09/2010 2:57 pm by Jimmy Wu | 795 views | 5 replies |

anstara245021

automatically overwrite old file

Hi there.
I use update record and file upload to update a database record and a related image, but when I do so, the record and the new file are updated correctly but old images are still in the folder.
Is it possible to update images and at the same time delete old files ? I mean, literally overwrite old files.
In ADDT it was the default behaviour.

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Jimmy Wu

You will have to set up a delete file server behavior to do this after the upload is successful. There is no automated way to set up behavior like this.

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anstara245021

Thanks for answering.

So, after a successful upload I should set up a delete behaviour, but I don't understand how that can be possible. I mean, after updating the record with the new file name, how can I tell the delete file behaviour to delete the file whose name was in the record before the update ?

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Jimmy Wu

You would want to store the name of the file that was previously in the recordset in a session variable before inserting and updating the record.

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anstara245021

Well... I think I managed it...

I simply applied a delete file behaviour and chose as file to be deleted the one I previously set up as default file in the upload file behaviour. I don't know if this is the right way to do but it seems to work the way I needed.

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Jimmy Wu

Great to hear it. That is definitely a way to get the correct file deleted as well. If you run into any additional issues, feel free to open a new thread.

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