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PHP web form to upload file and then provide link to download file

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We need to use a PHP web form to upload a file (word or excel), then display a link to the file and make it available for others to download.  (We already have a login set up to enable access to this page.)

How is this file displayed for others to see and download?  Can we identify the file using the file name?  Can I list a last modified date for the file?  Can a group of users be notified by email when a new file is uploaded?

I'm just not sure how/where to get started on this.  Anyone know of a tutorial /script?  Or could you help me get startd from scratch?

Many thanks for your time and help .....

April

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You can find a good file upload tutorial here:

http://www.tizag.com/phpT/fileupload.php

To make the filel available for download, just save the name of the file in a database. Then you can use something like this:

$fileLocation = "http://www.mysite.com/files/";

$query = "SELECT filename FROM files";
$result = mysql_query($query);

while ($row = mysql_fetch_object($result))
{
   ?><a href="<?php echo $fileLocation . $row->filename; ?>"><?php echo $row->filename; ?><br /><?php
}

This will display a list of files, and clicking a file will cause it to download.

The answers to your other questions are Yes:

 Can we identify the file using the file name?
 Can I list a last modified date for the file?
 Can a group of users be notified by email when a new file is uploaded?

However, they may be topics for a different question, and should probably be answered after you build your basic script.
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glcummins - I'm so sorry. I forgot this was open.  We ended up using Interakt Kollection. It is working great.  April
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No problem at all. I'm glad you found something that works well for you!
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