reading file on disk and inserting into mysql.

Posted on 2002-05-28
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Last Modified: 2008-03-17
Hello everybody.
I want to have an application on the internet
that would read files on disk from users and insert into mysql database.

The file on disk from users would be many row and many field.
for example
3 field seperated by "|" (if that is a problem I can change it to what is needed)
and each row is seperated by carriage return


so I want a user to insert disk and press
a button that would load these values in my table
called person.
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Question by:jerbell

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dkjariwala earned 300 total points
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/// assuming name of your field field is userfile

if (is_uploaded_file($userfile)) {
    copy($userfile, "/place/to/put/uploaded/file");
} else {
    echo "Possible file upload attack: filename '$userfile'.";

move_uploaded_file($userfile, "/place/to/put/uploaded/file");

//now read that uploaded file.
$lines = file($userfile);

//connect to mysql.
$conn = mysql_connect('localhost','root','');

foreach($lines as $line)
     //read lines.
     $fields = explode('|',$line);
     $surname = trim($fields[0]);
     $given1 = trim($fields[1]);
     $given2 = trim($fields[2]);

     if(! get_magic_quotes_gpc())
          //addslashes if magic quotes is NOT enabled.
          $surname = addslashes($surname);
          $given1 = addslashes($given1);
          $given2 = addslashes($given2);
     //make query.
     $query = "insert into PERSON (surname,given1,given2) values ('$surname','$given1','$given2')";
     print $query;
     //execute it.
     $result = mysql_query($query) or die('can not execute query. reason : '. mysql_error());



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