I've been trying to find a script to upload a file to a folder on the server and insert the name into a MySQL Database. I am very new to PHP and so I'm using Dreamweaver CS4 for 99% of my work. I got an upload script from this forum, Cheers Bokeh, which is working fine, and I went through the post I got it from and there were others trying to do the same thing as I am. I have tried a all of their methods and some others I have found around the net but for some reason I can't get it to add the name to the database.
Ok, so here is my code (very slightly edited from the original) without anything to add the name to the database:
// make a note of the current working directory, relative to root.
$directory_self = str_replace(basename($_SERVER['PHP_SELF']), '', $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']);
// make a note of the directory that will recieve the uploaded file
$uploadsDirectory = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . $directory_self . '../images/';
// make a note of the location of the upload form in case we need it
$uploadForm = 'http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $directory_self . 'index.php';
// make a note of the location of the success page
$uploadSuccess = 'http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $directory_self . 'success.php';
// fieldname used within the file <input> of the HTML form
$fieldname = 'file';
// Now let's deal with the upload
// possible PHP upload errors
$errors = array(1 => 'php.ini max file size exceeded',
2 => 'html form max file size exceeded',
3 => 'file upload was only partial',
4 => 'no file was attached');
// check the upload form was actually submitted else print the form
or error('the upload form is neaded', $uploadForm);
// check for PHP's built-in uploading errors
($_FILES[$fieldname]['error'] == 0)
or error($errors[$_FILES[$fieldname]['error']], $uploadForm);
// check that the file we are working on really was the subject of an HTTP upload
or error('not an HTTP upload', $uploadForm);
// validation... since this is an image upload script we should run a check
// to make sure the uploaded file is in fact an image. Here is a simple check:
// getimagesize() returns false if the file tested is not an image.
or error('only image uploads are allowed', $uploadForm);
// make a unique filename for the uploaded file and check it is not already
// taken... if it is already taken keep trying until we find a vacant one
// sample filename: 1140732936-filename.jpg
$uploadFilename = $uploadsDirectory.$_FILES[$fieldname]['name'];
// now let's move the file to its final location and allocate the new filename to it
or error('receiving directory insuffiecient permission', $uploadForm);
header('Location: ' . $uploadSuccess);
// The following function is an error handler which is used
// to output an HTML error page if the file upload fails
function error($error, $location, $seconds = 5)
echo '<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"'."\n".
' <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">'."\n\n".
' <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet.css">'."\n\n".
' <title>Upload error</title>'."\n\n".
' <div id="Upload">'."\n\n".
' <h1>Upload failure</h1>'."\n\n".
' <p>An error has occured: '."\n\n".
' <span class="red">' . $error . '...</span>'."\n\n".
' The upload form is reloading</p>'."\n\n".
} // end error handler
Now, all I want to do is add $uploadFilename to my my database table 'home'. Anyone out there help me out?