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File Upload Using PHP


PHP File Upload:
                             The following HTML form used for uploading files. The enctype attribute of the <form> tag specifies which content-type to use when submitting the form. "multipart/form-data" is used when a form requires binary data, like the contents of a file, to be uploaded.

The type="file" attribute of the <input> tag specifies that the input should be processed as a file. For example, when viewed in a browser, there will be a browse-button next to the input field
<form action="fileUpload.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<label for="file">Filename:</label>
<input type="file" name="file" id="file" /> <br />
input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit" />

The "fileUpload.php" file contains the code for uploading a file:

                                           By using the global PHP $_FILES array you can upload files from a client computer to the remote server.
The first parameter is the form's input name and the second index can be either "name", "type", "size", "tmp_name" or "error". Like this:

  • $_FILES["file"]["name"] - the name of the uploaded file
  • $_FILES["file"]["type"] - the type of the uploaded file
  • $_FILES["file"]["size"] - the size in bytes of the uploaded file
  • $_FILES["file"]["tmp_name"] - the name of the temporary copy of the file stored on the server
  • $_FILES["file"]["error"] - the error code resulting from the file upload

                        This is a very simple way of uploading files. For security reasons, you should add restrictions on what the user is allowed to upload.

if ((($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "image/gif")
|| ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "image/jpeg")
|| ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "image/png"))
&& ($_FILES["file"]["size"] < 100000))
  if ($_FILES["file"]["error"] > 0)
    echo "Return Code: " . $_FILES["file"]["error"] . "<br />";
    echo "Upload: " . $_FILES["file"]["name"] . "<br />";
    echo "Type: " . $_FILES["file"]["type"] . "<br />";
    echo "Size: " . ($_FILES["file"]["size"] / 1024) . " Kb<br />";
    echo "Temp file: " . $_FILES["file"]["tmp_name"] . "<br />";

    if (file_exists("upload/" . $_FILES["file"]["name"]))
      echo $_FILES["file"]["name"] . " already exists. ";
      "upload/" . $_FILES["file"]["name"]);
      echo "Stored to: " . "upload/" . $_FILES["file"]["name"];
  echo "Invalid file format";
The above code checks if the file already exists, if it does not, it copies the file to the specified folder.


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