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UPDATE form combined with file upload - not updating?

Thread began 6/11/2014 5:42 am by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 6/11/2014 11:53 am by Jason Byrnes | 403 views | 5 replies |

Nathon Jones Web Design

UPDATE form combined with file upload - not updating?

I have an update form with 4 image fields for changing / uploading product images. The update form works, and the image fields do not overwrite values held in them, however it's not uploading the new images?

I've attached the page for inspection.

Thank you
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

for file upload to work, the forms encoding type must be set to multipart/form-data:

change the form tag:
<form name="editprodFORM" id="editprodFORM" method="POST">

to:
<form name="editprodFORM" id="editprodFORM" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">

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Nathon Jones Web Design

Sorry, I assumed that one of the server behaviours would have corrected that. So, basically, WebAssist > File Manipulation > Upload will NEVER work on an existing form because you need to manually change the encoding type, right?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the server behavior wont change the encoding type, but if you use DW to add the file fields to the form by going to Insert -> Form -> File (make sure you use design view and not code view for this) it will change the encoding type.

otherwise, you will need to edit the encoding type manually.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

I'm using DataAssist to create my forms.

If you don't know about this type of thing - and why would you assume you were doing anything wrong when you're using an extension - then it won't work will it?

If you use the WebAssist > File Manipulation behaviour then you're doomed to it never working on an existing form. So what is the point of it?
Perhaps this is one for the feature request list.

Thanks for the advice
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

if you use Data Assist to create the forms, you can set up the file upload in the Data Assist wizard.

if you are adding the file fields after the fact, then use the DW menu to add the file fields and the encoding type will be taken care of for you.

if you are adding the file fields manually, then you need to set the encoding type manually.


if you would like to make a feature request, please post it to the product Suggestions page:
http://www.webassist.com/community/feedback/dashboard.php

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