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unwanted appearance of image

Thread began 1/19/2022 5:12 am by yogastudents362523 | Last modified 1/19/2022 5:07 pm by Ray Borduin | 351 views | 4 replies |


unwanted appearance of image


Here are the problematic three lines of code:

<?php $shortbio = substr((($rsAllPresenterData->getColumnVal("Biography",false))), 0, 1000) ; ?>
<?php $shortbio = preg_replace("/<img[^>]+\>/i", "", $shortbio) ; ?>
<?php echo ($shortbio) ; ?>

Obviously, the first uses substr () to extract the first 1,000 characters of the CK editor representation that is a full length Presenter Biography.
Second line removes all images so I can display only that summary text.

ISSUE: When extracted character length is 1500 or 2000 characters, I get text with no images as requested.
HOWEVER, when extracted length = 1000 characters, an extra (unwanted) image sneaks in. And I don't know how to stop it.

I need the short bio version with no images for a "Here are all your Presenters" on a Listing Page; with a link people can click to go to each individual Presenters details page.

This will not work when random images creep in, and as when substr is set for 1,000 characters.

I will give you necessary URLs and username plus password credentials so you can see the effect I describe in the upcoming private area
Thank you.

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URLs and logins where you can see the issue I raised are in private area

When you have logged in, you will be taken to the "presenters_switchboard.php" page.

When there, please select Option 8 "View short bio"
You will then see the extraneous image I am describing.

When substr value is set to 1500 or 2000, that image disappears, and I get only text.

It is currently set at 1000. I get the image.

Thank you for your help.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It was probably cutting off the end of the image tag so that the code wasn't recognizing it to replace it, but the browser was smart enough to still display it.

The solution is to remove the images first, then trim the length by simply changing the order of the code from your example. I've done that on your page and it seems to do the trick.

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Thank you so much. That was so simple.
(Figuring out that preg_replace("/<img[^>]+\>/i", "", $shortbio) line caused me a great deal of grief!!)

I do, however, need a dedicated image from Presenters to put on that shortened bio page.
I have tried experimenting with the new File Manager, to capture an image, but so far no success.

Is the new File Manager in fact configured to work with and "play nicely" with the old "File Manipulation" options in Data Assist, so I can establish the relevant form fields to receive a picture?

If so, I will try hunting down one of your old tutorials and work through that, adding the necessary fields and criteria..

This is the one I remember:

Thank you


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Having carefully reviewed the File Manager "config" file, the way ahead for handling all images is I think straight forwards.
That states clearly that their images are linked to their SecurityAssistID,
I can therefore create a field in my database inviting them to place in a field I provide the file name for the picture they wish me to use for their short bio. I can even code up the link when displayed on the page so a test link goes to it, so they can guarantee they have entered it correctly.

Thank you,

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