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Thread: Help: retrieve form values - multipart/form-data

  1. #1
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    Angry Help: retrieve form values - multipart/form-data

    Hi I have a form that uploads a file the form is like this.

    <form enctype="multipart/form-data" method = "post" action="myFile.php">
    <input type="file" name="file1">
    </form>


    Now I tried to get the field 'file1' in 'myFile.php' like this

    $theFileName = $_POST['file1'];

    This returns nothing.

    But if i remove the part enctype="multipart/form-data" in the form tag
    I get the value. How do I get the value without removing enctype="multipart/form-data"???

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    $theFileName = $_FILES['file1']['name'];

    That just gives the file name though. After the upload the file is stored in the temp directory as $_FILES['file1']['tmpname'] and will be deleted at the end of the script unless you do something with it like email it or file it.
    Last edited by bokeh; 08-12-2005 at 10:39 AM.

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