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cffile upload not working

Posted on 2009-04-03
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I have simple cffile upload that is not working below is the code:
The file is saved a test server where I work on and not my local drive. When I submit this the browser simply gives me blank screen. I checked on the destination and there is is none. I checked on the #form.AddManual# and it displayed the name of the file. Now, why is it not uploading. Thanks in Advance.
<cfform name="AddAcc" action="Maintain.cfm?MPT=Acc.cfm" method="post"> 
Attach Manual<cfinput type="File" name="AddManual" size="100" 
<cfinput type="submit" name="AddAcs" value="Add Accessories">
</cfform>
<cffile action="upload" filefield="#form.AddManual#" destination="Z:\TimeWeb\PDF\" nameconflict="OVERWRITE">

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by:Tomarse111
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The code below works fine for me, obviously my #uploadPath# points to my upload dir. You were missing a enctype="multipart/form-data" in the cfform, so that might be it.
<cfif Isdefined("AddManual")>
	<cffile action="upload" filefield="AddManual" destination="#uploadpath#" nameconflict="OVERWRITE">
</cfif>
 
 
 
<cfform name="AddAcc" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post"> 
	Attach Manual <cfinput type="File" name="AddManual" size="100" >
	<cfinput type="submit" name="AddAcs" value="Add Accessories">
</cfform>

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Also your filefield="AddManual" doesn't need hashes in it.
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by:aentice
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It doesn't work for me. This is what I did and I created a new page with just this simple code and it gives me an empty page, no error displayed. No file also created on the specified location.
<cfif IsDefined("form.AddManual")>
<cffile action="upload" filefield="AddManual" destination="C:\TimeWeb\PDF\" nameconflict="OVERWRITE">
asdfsadf
</cfif>
<cfform name="AddAcc" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post" action="MainCont.cfm?MPT=Acc.cfm">
Attach Manual <cfinput type="File" name="AddManual" size="100" >
      <cfinput type="submit" name="AddAcs" value="Add Accessories">
</cfform>
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by:aentice
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I tested it some more and the error comes from here. When I remove this line then it displays the
 text asadf.
<cffile action="upload" filefield="AddManual" destination="C:\Time\PDF\" nameconflict="OVERWRITE">
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what does the action do on the form? If you're submitting to the same page you don't actually need an action on the form ..
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by:Tomarse111
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Also do you have write permissions on the dir you're trying to write to e,g C:\TimeWeb\PDF\. Have you ever managed to write any files to it from you CF pages?
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by:aentice
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The action does go to same page and I changed all permissions to write.
Extra question: If I'm in my local why would I need to change these permissions?
This code still do not save anything on my drive. And after I submitted file I get a blank screen.
<cfform name="AddAcc" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post">
      Attach Manual <cfinput type="File" name="AddManual" size="100" >
      <cfinput type="submit" name="AddAcs" value="Add Accessories">
</cfform>
<cfif IsDefined("form.AddManual")>
asdfsadf
<cffile action="upload" filefield="AddManual" destination="C:\LIVE\Time\PDF\">
sdfgdfg
</cfif>
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