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upload multiple images

upload multiple images

upload multiple images

i want to allow user to upload up to 4 images so i use the following code i found.

i modified it to loop through each image field name and process it if an image was uploaded.

the script performs properly except the files on my server are 0 bytes - the file isn't actually getting uploaded.

the file name is created on the server correctly and the correct file name is posted to the database. thanks for your suggestions.


$upload_dir = "/home/photos";
$CGI::POST_MAX = 1024 * 5000;
my $safe_filename_characters = "a-zA-Z0-9_.-";
@images = qw (image1 image2 image3 image4);
foreach $image(@images) {
if ($input{$image}) {
my $filename = "$input{$image}";
fatalError ("There was a problem uploading your photo (try a smaller file). $!") if ( !$filename );
my ( $name, $path, $extension ) = fileparse ( $filename, '\..*' );
$filename = $name ._. $time . $extension;
$filename =~ tr/ /_/;
$filename =~ s/[^$safe_filename_characters]//g;
fatalError ("Filename contains invalid characters $!") unless ( $filename =~ /^([$safe_filename_characters]+)$/ );
my $upload_filehandle = "$input{$image}";
open ( UPLOADFILE, ">$upload_dir/$filename" ) or fatalError ("$!");
while ( <$upload_filehandle> )
$imageinfo{$i} = "$filename";

RE: upload multiple images

More info....

i added a check to the script to display (on the results page) the upload_filehandle and the image path that shows in the upload form.

the path to the image C:/..... doesn't show.  i guess it's stripped during form processing. how do i get around that?

i'm testing the script in IE8.

thanks again.

RE: upload multiple images


Does your form contain the enctype attribute? E.g.


<form action="script.pl" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post">


RE: upload multiple images

let me find a rock to crawl under....

i forgot method=post - aarrrgh!

i must have checked the form tag a thousand times - mostly concerned with the 'enctype'. i copied/pasted it from several different sources, re-typed it, used single quotes/double quotes, etc.


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