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problem and findings with upload folder name.

Thread began 7/20/2018 10:40 am by tony | Last modified 7/23/2018 1:06 pm by Ray Borduin | 235 views | 3 replies |


problem and findings with upload folder name.

Hello all,
I created a dataassist set of pages.
The insert page contains a file field that will upload a file in a specific folder.
I spent a few hours trying to upload to a folder named DOCS.
So I tried another folder: FILES. No luck. File are not uploaded. nor inserted in the db.

Then I specified another folder named DOC and it works.
Perhaps DOCS and FILES are reserved words?
HTH someone else.

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Hey Tony

Have you checked that the <form> element includes enctype="multipart/form-data"? Along the lines of the below:

<form enctype="multipart/form-data" class="" id="" name="" method="post" action="">
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Ray BorduinWebAssist

If they were existing folders they may have had permissions set already that wouldn't allow file upload. If the folder is created by the script it would attempt to set the correct permissions. It is not the folder name that is the issue... probably the folder permissions settings.

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Thanks to all,
perhaps it it's a folder permission problem.
I'll try to delete the upload folder and let the page create the new one.

@jamie: thanks for your suggestion. In fact, I've had lots of problems when there was no " enctype="multipart/form-data" in my form. But Ray already suggested to add this and now I add this code manually in every new form, expecially when there are file fields involved.

Ciao! ;)

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