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Rejecting File Names with Wrong Characters

Thread began 11/22/2012 10:09 am by salaroche | Last modified 11/27/2012 8:18 am by salaroche | 526 views | 2 replies |


Rejecting File Names with Wrong Characters


WA's Upload Wizard works well in all my pages, but it also allows users to upload files whose names have spaces or this kind of characters: * . ” / \ [ ] : ; | = , The problem with those characters is that later DW may not be able to retrieve files whose names contain such characters.

Is there any way to tell the Upload Wizard not to upload files whose names contain such charaters? I thought the file field might allow me to put restrictions to that effect, but it doesn't.

Any suggestions?

Thank you for your attention

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

instead of refusing to upload files with those characters, you could use code to remove them.

the following example will remove the & \ ' character, you can add others to the array:


if(isset($_FILES)) { 
$_FILES as $k => $v) { 
$_FILES[$k]["name"] = str_replace(array("&","\\","'"),"",$_FILES[$k]["name"]); 

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Once again, thank you much. I'll place that code at the top of the Insert Page.

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