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Upload specific file format only

Thread began 9/30/2009 12:00 am by Jaffa | Last modified 3/24/2016 4:26 am by anonymous | 1355 views | 4 replies |


Upload specific file format only

Tried searching and reading but can't Find the answer, In DFP2 where do I specify the formats that the upload behaviour will accept. I only want PDF files to be uploaded so where do we put this value please.


Sorry just found that by using form validation i can specify file extensions.

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tom92909Beta Tester

PDF's are not specifically a native filter option in DFP2.

You could restrict files other than PDFs with client side validation, or you could play with the actual extension file.... HelperPHP.php

This is just a test suggestion, and YOU SHOULD MAKE BACKUP COPIES before you even think about doing this.

IF you felt up to playing with the code... You could try changing ALL of the PNG references to PDF. It might be a good idea to follow the CASE sensitive flow that is already in place in that file. There are CAPITAL PNGs and lowercase png references in there.

No promises, but it might work pretty well...

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Hi Tom,

I looked into the helper.php file but I don't think this would work unless I removed all other references to .jpg and .gif while renaming PNG to PDF. Otherwise just renaming PNG leaves us with the option to still accept these last two as valid formats.


Using the Convert to PNG which is now convert to PDF fails as the code just renames the image file that was uploaded with a PDF extension.

Thanks for the suggestions. I could not even get the form validator to throw an error when the file uploading were the wrong format. It completely ignored the extension. Tried on blur and on submit????

I tried checking on server file name and file extension from the WA Upload bindings. Any suggestion here?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Using server side validation is the best way to accomplish this.

Choose File Extension validation, and click the lightning bolt next to server variable. From the Form collection, chose the fileField Extension variable.

If you are still not able to get it working, please send a copy if your page so I can take a look at the code.

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