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#1 ichijoji

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 04:23 AM

Hi all,

First let me say that I've been doing this php stuff for all of 5 or 6 days. I'm an experienced programmer, but web code is strange and counter-intuitive. I'm trying to upload a file onto my server and keep track of where it ends up so that I can use it as an image in a later page. The form that sends the file looks like this:
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="add_item">
<tr><td>Name</td><td><input type="text" name="name"></td></tr>
<tr><td>Description</td><td><input type="text" name="description"></td></tr>
<tr><td>Price</td><td><input type="text" name="price"></td></tr>
<tr><td>Image</td><td><input type="file" name="imageFile"></td></tr>
<tr><td><input type="submit" value="add item"></td></tr>
And the code that gets it on the other side is:
if ($_GET["action"] == "add_item") {

        echo "name = {$_FILES['imageFile']['name']}, tmp_name = {$_FILES['imageFile']['tmp_name']}<br>";

        $imagePath = 'images/' . basename($_FILES['imageFile']['name']);
        if (move_uploaded_file($_FILES['image']['tmp_name'],$imagePath)) {
                echo "moved file<br>";
        } else {
                echo "couldn't move file<br>";
The output that this is giving me is:
name = , tmp_name =
couldn't move file
I really don't understand what's going wrong. I've tried everything I can think of and checked about a thousand tutorials on the subject, but nothing seems to work. What am I doing wrong? Or, failing that, how can I do more error checking on the actual upload process?

#2 .josh

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 07:42 AM

try this:
<form action="targetscript.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">

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