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Prevent invalid upload of File Names

Thread began 8/29/2009 6:25 am by neil186287 | Last modified 9/05/2009 1:09 pm by meister281653 | 1538 views | 6 replies |

neil186287

Prevent invalid upload of File Names

I've been using a lovely little free program up until now (Silentum Uploader), but it doesn't integrate with MySql Database, - so I bought DFPro to add that functionality.

My problem is that I can't find the setting to make DFPro prevent the uploading of files with finames which contain invalid characters (apostrophes etc - i.e. 'neil's.jpg') - (Silentum Uploader does this rather neatly).

Must have this functionality - as filenames with invalid/illegal characters can't be removed from the remote server unless I contact the hosting provider and ask them to do it!

How do I do this please?

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neil186287

I also want users to be able to upload files, and then for other users to be able to select from the uploaded files what they need to download - (as the freebie Silentum Uploader does!) When a file is uploaded, the uploaded file name/link is not displayed. How does someone select a file to download?

Is this possible just with DFPro? How?

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neil186287

Don't worry, Have emailed WebAssist (sales@webassist.com) for a refund for both this & Digital File Pro.

Happy with your other UI though.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You would have to use Server Validations included in Form Builder to validate the name of the file being uploaded.

You would also need to use DataAssist to store the uploaded file name into a database. With the file name stored in the database, you an create a recordset to show a list of files that can be downloaded.

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neil186287

Thanks for the info.

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office377308

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they have an extension called "pure php upload". There you can just type in the Extension you want to allow (not those you want to prevent, though). I found "pure php upload" more useful under certain circumstances than DFP from webassist. For example it adds undescores in filenames if people use this in filenames. Some Linux servers have problems with it.

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meister281653

Easiest way is to use RANDOM Password extension, or write a little function and put it around the filename.

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