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File Upload issue - extra file extension on file

Thread began 3/30/2011 2:26 pm by Roland Rogers | Last modified 3/30/2011 5:10 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1400 views | 7 replies |

Roland Rogers

File Upload issue - extra file extension on file

Hi,
I have UE 4.0.1 and use DW CS4. I have an upload form that works to send a file to the designated part of the server and then updates a record with details of the upload.

The problem is that the name of the file is updated correctly in the DB (file.mp4) but the actual file on the server has an extra extension appended to it! "file.mp4.mp4"

Anybody else have seen this or know how to fix it?

Much thanks!

- Roland

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

please send a copy of your page so I can examine the code.

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Roland Rogers

Thanks Jason,

I think I fixed it by having the uploader store the file based on its file name (as I had done before), then I added a field for file extension in my database table. For the update record behavior I had the file name written based on the simple file name and the extension carries just the extension. Then I call the file using both those fields and it worked!

I saw that in a version of the Power Gallery I've been playing with.

Is this the right approach? If it can be done better I can send the file but for now it seems to work so I won't mess with it anymore!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

set the File name setting in the file upload to [FileName]


then in the insert record behavior, bind the file column to the server file name variable.

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Roland Rogers

Thanks Jason,

It stopped working! Must have been a fluke. Here is the code for the file uploader. The name of the File field is "VideoFile".

<?php
// WA_UploadResult1 Params Start
$WA_UploadResult1_Params = array();
// WA_UploadResult1_1 Start
$WA_UploadResult1_Params["WA_UploadResult1_1"] = array(
'UploadFolder' => "media/videos/",
'FileName' => "".((isset($_FILES["VideoFile"]))?$_FILES["VideoFile"]["[name"]:"") ."",
'DefaultFileName' => "",
'ResizeType' => "0",
'ResizeWidth' => "0",
'ResizeHeight' => "0",
'ResizeFillColor' => "" );
// WA_UploadResult1_1 End
// WA_UploadResult1 Params End
?>
<?php
WA_DFP_SetupUploadStatusStruct("WA_UploadResult1");
if(isset($_POST["upload"])){
WA_DFP_UploadFiles("WA_UploadResult1", "VideoFile", "2", "[NewFileName]_[Increment]", "false", $WA_UploadResult1_Params);
}
?>

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

set the File Name to "[FileName]"

this line:
'FileName' => "".((isset($_FILES["VideoFile"]))?$_FILES["VideoFile"]["[name"]:"") ."",

should be:
'FileName' => "[FileName]",

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Roland Rogers

awesome. That is how I remembered it working in other installations but this was not an option through using the wizard.

I kept selecting the name of the field and it resulted in hte previous code.

All is now well with my system!!

Thanks so much!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

when you first open the wizard, this is the default value that the file name will be set to, you dont need to change it. You ran into the problem because you changed it.

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