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Insert and Uploading an Image

Thread began 6/21/2011 11:16 am by codamedia | Last modified 6/21/2011 12:04 pm by codamedia | 651 views | 2 replies |


Insert and Uploading an Image

I am using data assist to create an admin area. However, when combining "INSERT" with an Image Upload I have an issue.

1: The image name is related to the "auto increment" ID for the record in the database. For instance - if the record ID = 191, the name of the image will be "191_img.jpg".

2: I understand that on INSERT, WA creates a session variable for the new session ID.

3: On the Insert page, I have created the uploads using the upload wizard, and set the name as "<session var>_img".

The problem is, it is not grabbing the latest insert record ID, it is using the ID from the previous record. (EG: The new record might be 192, but it is uploading the image as 191).

When I look at the code, it seems to be putting the upload prior to the insert, which would explain this.

Should I be using a different TRIGGER (currently it is set for when the INSERT is pressed), or do I need to manually move this code somewhere else on the page?

(NOTE: My Update page is working perfectly, as it is using the recordset ID to generate the name. But I would like to get the insert working as well)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you cant use the record ID for the file name on insert since the record has not been created yet.

In reality, there isn't a good reason to need the record ID for the file name, the file is already associated to the record by storing the file name in the database.

if you insist on doing this, then you would need to use an insert to create the record, then have the file upload code after the insert and use an update to update the newly created record with the uploaded file name.

you would need to make sure the code order is correct too;

on a busy site, this sort of procedure can cause slow downs due to hitting the database twice for the insert , update.

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Thanks for explaining this. I will see what I can come up with.

I don't have much choice in how the names are done since the site was created this way many years ago and is simply being migrated to a new code base. Updating 10's of thousands of images will not be an option, so I would rather continue the way it was done.

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