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#1 Immortal55

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 06:12 AM

Alright, how in the world can I do this:

uploadforms.php - A form where you simply input a title, choose a file to upload, add a comment for the file, and select a catagory for the file. All of this info is then passed onto upload.php

upload.php - this takes the info from the forms puts it in a database, I know how to get all the text into the database, but how can i store the file location of the file in the DB (the location of the file on the server)? I cannot seem to get this, and I have been at it for weeks....

#2 Barand

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 07:40 PM

When you upload a file it is put in a temporary location on the server. It is then up to to move this file (move_uploaded_file() ) to wherever to want to store it, renaming as required.

Having defined the path to where you want to store it, store that path in database. It's completely under your control.
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#3 craygo

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 08:42 PM

If you keep all the files in the same place, don't even bother keeping the path in the database. Just call on it when you display the page.

If you have a directory called images then call it with the html

<img src="images/<?=$filename?>">


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