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Storing Paths of PDF Files into MySQL

Storing Paths of PDF Files into MySQL

Storing Paths of PDF Files into MySQL

Hi all ,

what im looking to do is to store the Filename.Ext "Filename only & ext " not actual File itself , and store the path of an uploaded PDF File into MySQL database, then once Displayed the user can select the PDF and it opens from the Folder on the server going by the Filename.ext and path stored in MySQL

any good examples of this or snippets would be Awesome.

thanks so much

RE: Storing Paths of PDF Files into MySQL

What part do you have already?
  • user authentication?
  • file upload function?
  • database inserts?
If you are starting from scratch, I recommend a ready-made content management system (Drupal/WordPress/Joomla) or a document management system (OwnCloud). It solves all the problems for you and has the security issues of file upload and user authentication worked out.

RE: Storing Paths of PDF Files into MySQL

no CMS is actually to much work to make it do what i want to do ,

RE: Storing Paths of PDF Files into MySQL

A CMS with file upload and retrieval can be set up in a half hour. Developing a custom solution for your still undefined current infrastructure could take days or weeks. What exactly do you need? What do you have done already?

RE: Storing Paths of PDF Files into MySQL

Inserting text into a Db is fairly simple i.e you insert like you insert anything else into the Db.

INSERT INTO table name values ("filename.ext","folder/folder/path");

Retrieving from the Db is equally simple, then all you would need to do is build the link from the query results.


echo "<a href='" . $mysqlresults['path'] . #mysqlresults['filename'] . ">" . $mysqlresults['filename'] . "</a>"; 

Where exactly are you getting hung up?

Phil AKA Vacunita
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