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File upload problem - UE 4.01

Thread began 9/13/2012 12:17 pm by montlig399082 | Last modified 9/13/2012 5:28 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1548 views | 5 replies |


File upload problem - UE 4.01

Hi there,

I have a problem with file uploads. Here is what I have done:

created a form
created a file field in the form
added the upload behavior
added a submit button

It is working well until I set the action file for the form...
How can I set the redirection then?

This is a test file only, if I can get it work, it is going to be a part of a huge form, where the insert database behavior is in a different file, so I need to redirect the page after the file upload.
Or do I need to add the file upload behavior in the insert file? In this case I cannot enter the field name in the wizard.

Please help!

Thanks in advance!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

so this will be part of a multi page form? is that it?

if this is the case, the file upload should be on the last page. With a multi page form, if you have the file upload on the first page of the form, you may end up with abandoned files if the user doesn't continue through all pages of the form. The last page should contain the file filed and upload behavior and the insert behavior.

see this thread for details on how to create a multi page form:

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Hi Jason,

Thanks for the quick answer.
The problem is, I cannot submit the files and the other fields at the same time...

File one:
<form action="done.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="form1" id="form1">
<label for="file1"></label>
<input type="file" name="file1" id="file1" />

<label for="text"></label>
<input type="text" name="text" id="text" />
<input type="submit" name="button2" id="button" value="Submit" />

In this case it will submit the value from the text field, but not the file.

If I remove done.php from the action attribute, it will upload the file, but won't submit the other fields.

The upload behavior is in the same file:
<?php require_once("../webassist/file_manipulation/helperphp.php"); ?>
// WA_UploadResult1 Params Start
$WA_UploadResult1_Params = array();
// WA_UploadResult1_1 Start
$WA_UploadResult1_Params["WA_UploadResult1_1"] = array(
'UploadFolder' => "upload/",
'FileName' => "[FileName]",
'DefaultFileName' => "",
'ResizeType' => "0",
'ResizeWidth' => "0",
'ResizeHeight' => "0",
'ResizeFillColor' => "" );
// WA_UploadResult1_1 End
// WA_UploadResult1 Params End?>
WA_DFP_UploadFiles("WA_UploadResult1", "file1", "2", "[NewFileName]_[Increment]", "false", $WA_UploadResult1_Params);

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

all form processing must be done on the forms action page

in the first instance, you are submitting to another page, this is why the upload doesn't work.

the upload needs to happen on the action page.

so you need to leave the action blank so it submits to itself.

In the second instance, you are uploading the file, but when you go to the other page, the post data no longer exists anymore, that's because the post data only exists while the action page is loading. if you where to check for the post data on the form page, you would see that it exists there.

this is why i suggested putting the file field on the last page, the page that you have the insert behavior

it would work like this:

form1 posts to page2.
page 2 has hidden elements that capture what is sent from page 1.
form2 posts to page page 3.
page 3 has hidden elements to capture the data from page 2 (which also includes the data from page 1)
form 3 includes the file field and posts to itself.

when submitted, form 3 uploads the file, and inserts the data to the database

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I store the values from all the pages in session variables, but it does not matter this time.

page1.php (action: page2.php)
page2.php - post[filelds from page1]-->session variables (action: insert.php)
insert.php - post[filelds from page2]-->session variables - insert all values to the db

the file field(s) is in page2.php and I would like to upload the file when submitting page2, but insert all the data and the file names to the database in insert.php, is it possible?

To be honest I don't really want to move the whole insert script to page2.php just because of the file fields.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

it's problematic at best to do the file upload on page 2.

it would really require more work to it that way. the form on page 2 would need to post to itself, you would need the code to set the sessions on page 2, you would also need to save another session that contains the Uploaded files server file name.

then add code to redirect to the insert pager after the sessions have been set:


header("location: insert.php");
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