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How does a multiple file upload work? by dpk136
Posted: 9 Feb 04 (Edited 10 Feb 04)

A lot of times, people want to have a form that has multiple uploads.  meaning that they want to have the user upload more than one file at a time.  i found that the way below is the easiest way to do this.  it just uses a simple "For" loop in php.  I have included some comments in the code below to explain what each step is doing.  

  $numoffile = 5; //number of files to upload
  //this is the directory you would like the files to go into
  // Fix path of your file to be uploaded, don't forget to CHMOD 777 to this folder

  $file_dir  = "/var/www/uploaded";   
  if ($_POST)
    //if it is a post, loop through the $numoffile
    for ($i=0;$i<$numoffile;$i++) {
      if (trim($_FILES['myfiles']['name'][$i])!="") {
        //creates the new file name with trimmed spaces
        $newfile = $file_dir.$_FILES['myfiles']['name'][$i];
        //moves uploaded file from the tmp directory to the new directory with the file name
        move_uploaded_file($_FILES['myfiles']['tmp_name'][$i], $newfile);
  if (isset($j)&&$j>0)
    echo ("Your file(s) has been uploaded.<br>");
    echo ("<form method='post' enctype='multipart/form-data'>");
  for($i=0;$i<$numoffile;$i++) {
    echo ("<input type='file' name='myfiles[]' size='30'><br>");
  echo ("<input type='submit' name='action' value='Upload'>");
  echo ("</form>");

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