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Thread began 11/16/2012 6:50 am by JamieEff | Last modified 11/19/2012 4:46 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1171 views | 15 replies |

JamieEff

upload or email

Hi Jason

Just wondering if I could pick your brain a sec please? Basically, I have a client that wants to set up a small website which will be used for a competition.

What they want to do is get people to send them photos but am not too sure what the best way of which way to go about this (ie upload vs send) or how to do it and which tools to use from the WA toolbox..

The photos dont need to be put into a database (they are just going to be taken and put into a gallery, but we do, if possible, need to limit the file size.

Many thanks

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

if you don't store them in a database then sending the photos in an email would be the best way to go rather then uploading them, it will be easier to track which photos are which that way.

Use UniversalEmail to send the email with the image as an attachment, IN UE, on the Attachments tab, select the submitted file option and select the file field from your form.


to limit the file size, you wil ned to use Server Validation.

For the Server Variable, click the lightning bolt icon and select the File Field File Size binding. use Numeric validation and set Max field to the maximum file size in bytes

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JamieEff

hey Jason

Thanks for that... having not used UE before, I can seem to find it within my DW framework...

Where should I be looking?

Thanks

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

WebAssist -> Create Email Messsage

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JamieEff

thanks

is there a tutorial anywhere for setting this up as I cant seem to get my head around it - both in terms of how to set up the browse to fil;e bit and the actual adding it to the email being sent...

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no, there is not a tutorial.

to add the browse for file option, simply add a file field to your form using Insert -> Forms -> File Filed.

to add the attachment to the email, on the Attachments tab, select the submitted file option and select the file field from your form.

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JamieEff

the form is submitting but not with the actual attachment...

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

do you mean to say that you are receiving the email, but there is no attachment?


send a copy of the page please,

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JamieEff

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  do you mean to say that you are receiving the email, but there is no attachment?  



exactly that Jason

Thanks... have attached the files

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the form encodeing type must be set to multipart/form-data in order for a file to be attached.

change:
<form id="ContactForm" name="ContactForm" method="post" action="upload.php">


to:
<form action="upload.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="ContactForm" id="ContactForm">


NOTE: you have 2 instances of the UE behavior on this page, make sure that the first one is configured to attach the file.

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