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Multiple Image Delete in PHP

echocpt asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Hi, i have some script that another expert showed me for deleting multiple rows from tables. It works well for the original use, however i have tried to manipulate it for another delete function but with no luck.

I am trying to delete images, and the files are stored in a folder on the server and the link to them along with some other info is stored in a table.

When the user goes on the page, all images are shown in a table, with checkboxes to the left, that the user selects and then hits delete. The script attached then runs and i would like it to delete all images from the folder that have been selected and then delete all rows that have been selected.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks Alex
$sql="SELECT * FROM `$tbl_name` ORDER BY title ASC";
$count = mysql_num_rows($result);
<form name="form1" method="post" action="">
<table width="598" border="1" bordercolor="#e5e5e5" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<td align="center" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">#</td>
<td align="center" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><strong>Title</strong></td>
<td align="center" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><strong>Image Article</strong></td>
<td align="center" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><strong>Image</strong></td>
<td align="center" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><input name="checkbox[]" type="checkbox" id="checkbox[]" value="<? echo $rows['id']; ?>"></td>
<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><? echo $rows['title']; ?></td>
<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><? echo $rows['content']; ?></td>
<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><img class="imgsmall" src="<?php echo "".$rows['image']."" ?>"/></td>
<td colspan="5" align="center" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><input name="delete" type="submit" id="delete" value="Delete"></td>

// Check if delete button active, start this
if(isset($_POST['delete'])) { 

// Set arrays
$id_list = array();
$cat_list = array();
// Add checked items to $id_list Array
	$del_id = $_POST['checkbox'][$i];
	if($del_id != NULL){
		$id_list[] = $del_id;
// Build SQL WHERE IN $id_sql
$id_sql = "";
$a = "0";
foreach ($id_list as $value) {
	if($a>0) $id_sql .= ",";
	$id_sql .= $value;
// Get Category Names
$sqla="SELECT image FROM `gallery` WHERE id IN ($id_sql)";
$resulta = mysql_query($sqla);
// Add Category Names to $cat_list Array
while($rslt = mysql_fetch_array($resulta)){
	$cat_list[] = $rslt['category'];
// Build SQL WHERE IN $cat_sql
$cat_sql = "";
$a = "0";
foreach ($cat_list as $value) {
	if($a>0) $cat_sql .= ",";
	$cat_sql .= "'".$value."'";

// Delete the records
$sql = "SELECT image FROM gallery WHERE image IN ($cat_sql)";
$result = mysql_query($sql);
$sql1 = "DELETE FROM gallery WHERE image IN ($cat_sql)";
$result1 = mysql_query($sql1);


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