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PHP File Upload Indicator

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I am creating an upload form in PHP. i wish to upload a file and then store the filename in my MySQL database. I have done this before and it is very simple however this time I want a progress indicator for the upload as the files are likely to be around 60Mb.

How can I do this? I know HTML PHP and CSS but very little about any other languages, I have read that this is possible using AJAX and also some PERL scripts that are available online but none seem capable of passing on the rest of the form for insertion into MySQL
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That's not especially helpful, I've already searched the site otherwise I wouldn't be asking. My problem isn't just about uploading the fil but being able to pass the file name back to PHP for manipulation after the file has been stored on the server so i can store the information in a database for other dyanmic areas of the site.

The desired function is as follows...

1- User wants to upload a new mix (the site is for DJ's)
2- User fills out form information; Mix Name, Mix Date and File to be uploaded
3- User hits submit
4- User sees progress bar while file is uploaded
5- After upload is complete the form data is processed by php, the name date and filename+ext are stored in a database
6- That users list of mixes is updated dynamically from the database

So you see i need a solution that enables me to process the form data as normal after the progress indicator is complete. I don't mind how it's done but I need to be able to keep my framework and form processing in PHP
I've had very good luck using Xupload to display an upload progress bar as well as pass along the user-entered data to my processing script for storage in the database. It fits nicely on your existing page and is pretty easy to implement. There's a free version, and a licensed version that contains just a few more features. The free version will do everything you need.  http://www.sibsoft.net/xupload.html

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Commented:
Hi, thanks for your help, I looked at XUpload alread as well as MegaUpload and FileChucker... the problem I'm having is deciphering how to integrate it into my site due to my realtivley novice level skills in PHP.

Without the progress bar my form page will looks 'something' like this...

<form action="<? $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="news" id="news"> <p><label>Mix Name:<br /><input name="mix_name" type="text" size="30" maxlength="50" /></label></p> <p><label>Mix Date:<br /><input name="mix_date" type="text" size="30" maxlength="50" /></label></p> <p><label>Mix MP3 File:<br /><input name="uploadedfile" type="file" id="uploadedfile" size="50" /></label></p> <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Add Mix" /> </form>


I would then fetch the data from $_POST and process it with something like this...


$target_path = "../uploaded_mix_files/";

            $target_path = $target_path . basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']);
            $_FILES['uploadedfile']['tmp_name'];
            
            if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploadedfile']['tmp_name'], $target_path))
                  {
                $msg .= "<p>The file ".  basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name'])." has been uploaded</p>". "\r\n";

                  $mix_file = basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']);
                  }
            else
                  {
                $msg .= "<p>There was an error uploading the file.</p>". "\r\n";
                  }
            
            foreach ($_POST as $k => $v)
                  {
                  $v = trim($v) ;
                  $$k = $v ;
                  }
            
            $insert = "INSERT INTO testimonials (mix_name, mix_date, mix_file) VALUES ('$mix_name','$mix_date','$mix_file')";
            
            $result = mysql_query($insert);
            
            if (!$result)
                  {
                $msg  .= 'Invalid query: ' . mysql_error() . "\r\n";
                $msg .= 'Whole query: ' . $select . "\r\n";
                die($msg);
                  }
            else
                  {
                  $msg .= '<p class="notify">Mix added to database successfully</p>';
                  }
                  
                  echo $msg.;


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