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Uploading contects of text file directly into a field on my mysql database

Thread began 9/10/2009 9:28 am by davehartley388499 | Last modified 9/19/2009 1:47 pm by davehartley388499 | 2036 views | 4 replies |

davehartley388499

Uploading contects of text file directly into a field on my mysql database

Hi

I need to allow a user to upload a text doccument directly into a field on my mysql database (the whole file in a single field). The reason for this is so that I can create a recordset that searches for specified text within this field. Is this possible.

If not, how do I create a search that would search for specified text within a .txt /.doc file held in a folder on my database?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Dave

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Jimmy Wu

Unfortunately you will not be able to upload and insert the file contents directly into the database. Since you have DataAssist however, you can try using a text area and having the user copy paste the contents of the file into the text area and uploading the text to the database using DataAssist.

Otherwise, you can use fopen to open a file if you are using PHP and then do a search on the open file.

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davehartley388499

Thanks Jimmy,

Yes that idea works great.

I am trying to make the data submission process as easy as possible for our candidates, so it may well be that I have to upload the files through the website and manually copy and past the text through a back office function. Dont suppose you know of any php scripts that would do this process for me after the form has been submitted?

Kind regards

Dave.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

there is the file_get_contents php function which reads the file into a string.

You could create a loop to look through all of the files in the upload directory and perform an insert of the files contents into the database using the file_get_contents php function:
file_get_contents


you wold probably want to store the file name in another column as well and check to see if the file has already been imported so the file contents only get added to the DB once. I dont have any specific examples on this, but if you are comfortable with PHP coding, it shouldn't be to difficult to figure out.

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davehartley388499

Hi Jason,

Many thanks for the info will give it a go.

Regards


Dave

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