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Writing to a File?

Posted on 2002-07-20
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I'm having troubles writing to a file!  Weird.

I have this little routine going :

$dataFile = "http://mydomain.com/upgrademaillist.txt";

if(strstr($emailAddress,'@') && strstr($emailAddress,'.')) {
     $fd = fopen("$dataFile", "a");
     fwrite($fd, "$emailAddress");
     outputStatus("Sign-Up Successful...","Thank you for signing up for our upgrade newsletter.<p>You will be notified via this submitted email address as soon as we have completed the upgrade.<p>Submitted Mail Address : $emailAddress");
     fclose($fd);
} else {
     outputStatus("Sign-Up Error...","That email address does not seem to be valid.<p>Please try again...");
     exit;
}

There is various error checking before, and that all seems to be working fine.... if all the errors result in a PASS, then the above routine get's executed... I get the SUCCESS message, saying that the mail address has been recorded... but, the data file remains empty.

Any ideas?
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Maybe you could try to change the link to your file.

Instead of

$dataFile = "http://mydomain.com/upgrademaillist.txt";,

try:

$dataFile = "upgrademaillist.txt"; or the relative path to the file.

Batalf
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by:nicey
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Of course!!!

Done it... how stupid of me in the first place. :-D

I knew a fresh face would pick out the error.

Cheers mate. ;-)
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