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File Upload

Hello, I'm trying to use the file upload control to let users upload a file to my hosted site. I get this error:

The SaveAs method is configured to require a rooted path, and the path 'http://www.website.com/pdf/79493233_249894425_0.jpg' is not rooted.

What would be the correct path it is expecting?

Here is my code:

  Protected Sub btnUpload_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnUpload.Click
        If FileUpload1.HasFile Then
            FileUpload1.SaveAs("http://www.website.com/pdf/" & FileUpload1.FileName)
            lblmessage2.Text = "Received " & FileUpload1.FileName & " Content Type " & FileUpload1.PostedFile.ContentType & " Length " & FileUpload1.PostedFile.ContentLength
        Else
            lblmessage2.Text = "No uploaded file"
        End If
        lblmessage2.Visible = True

    End Sub
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mrichmonCommented:
You need a physical path not a web path.  Try this:

FileUpload1.SaveAs(Server.MapPath("http://www.website.com/pdf/" & FileUpload1.FileName))

(Of course the syntax may be slightly different since that is for C#...)
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gogetsomeAuthor Commented:
Thank you mrichmon for helping.

I converted the C# but may have gotten it wrong. I'm getting this error message:

'http://www.website.com/pdf/VBADevelopersGuide.pdf' is not a valid virtual path.


Here is my conversion:

FileUpload1.SaveAs(Server.MapPath("http://www.website.com/pdf/" & FileUpload1.FileName))

Does it have to take an FTP rather than HTTP?
           
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mrichmonCommented:
At least in C# the Server.MapPath takes a web path and converts into a physical path.

However, you may need to send in only the path like this:

FileUpload1.SaveAs(Server.MapPath("http://www.website.com/pdf/") & FileUpload1.FileName)

SO the filename gets appended after the path is converted.
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gogetsomeAuthor Commented:
Cool that explains it! Thank you so much
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