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limiting file upload to only pdf's

Thread began 8/10/2017 8:27 am by Jamie | Last modified 8/18/2017 1:49 pm by Ray Borduin | 45 views | 6 replies |

Jamie

limiting file upload to only pdf's

Hey Ray

On the attached page, am trying to limit the field SampleMenu to fail if anything other than a pdf file is uploaded.

I cant seem to get that to work and not sure if my regex expression is correct within the server validations:

$WAFV_Errors .= WAValidateRX($row_WADApage_contents['SampleMenu'] . "","^(([a-zA-Z]:)|(\\{2}\w+)\$?)(\\(\w[\w].*))(.pdf|.PDF)$",false,11);



Thanks

Jamie

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You are validating a row from a recordset in this code. You should be validating the name of the file uploaded. You should be able to get the file name or even the file extension from the bindings panel and use that to do your validation.

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Jamie

cheers Ray

Have done that (see attached) but its still allowing anything to be uploaded even though I specified .pdf in the server validation

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It won't be able to stop the upload, it would just stop the update or insert after the upload. You would have to use client validation to stop the upload in the first place.

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Jamie

would I do that with a WA extension or do I need to find some js to achieve this?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Actually I misspoke. It will automatically upload, but it shouldn't transfer the file to the destination directory. It would remain in the tmp directory and be removed later. Is the file being uploaded to the destination directory? It looks like it would work to me.

Actually I think I see it. The value you should be using should be from the FORM bindings, not the UploadFileField bindings. That wouldn't be available until after the webassist upload code runs.

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Jamie

many thanks

took a few attempts as I started off binding against the form SampleMenu Extension and then tried Simple File Name - neither worked

Then I tried SampleMenu only and it works a treat

Jamie

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