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I am in need for some hints on how to upload an image from my lokal disk, to a container field in my database.

Have tried something like this:





// file uploaded to server

echo "file information is :-<br />";


$imageInfo = getimagesize($_FILES['form_image']['tmp_name']);

$width = $imageInfo[0];

$height = $imageInfo[1];

$image_type = $imageInfo[2];

print_r($imageInfo );

// move_uploaded_file($_FILES['form_image']['tmp_name'], "./test/".$_FILES['form_image']['name']);




echo "file not uploaded to server";





<form name="file_upload" method="post" action="process.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">

<input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="1000000" />

<input type="file" name="form_image" />

<input type="submit" value="Send this file!">





Would it be possible to use the $_FILES['form_image']['tmp_name'] in an FMEdit()? Or are there some other obstacles on my way?

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Hi Max!

I see you found the forum that suits your question better!

Garry...I am currios to know why not use an alternative!


-if the images are referenced you can just "Create a New Record" and provide filename and path.

As far as web is concerned u never really have to "insert images" into DB (container) but rather record the paths (text) relative to the server and then display it as usually:



[img_name] [image_path] [image_URL]=image_path & img_name

abc.jpg /images/


The idea would be to have "virual folder" (eg. 'images') pre-set.

from FM prespective:

I posted a small sample on (fm6 ) on importing images as folders that can be used a "admin" part of it all should the user need to use only FM to access the DB...

...again, if this is stricly web use then just the path info is enough

perhaps I spent too much time on other forums but this would be initail idea...hope it helps

Take care!

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I perfer to have just the image filename in the database. You then have full control of building paths/URLs etc. The images can then be anywhere, even on a mounted Firewire drive!

You can also construct paths (or names) to thumbnails, different versions etc.

All the best.


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