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Can I upload an Image from a URL using <cffile?


I would like to upload an image to my server from a URL using <cffile or any other means.  In other words, in the filefield, I was trying to put in a url like 'www.example.com/images/testimage.jpg'

However, I'm receiving an error 'The form field testImage did not contain a file' ..

What I'm doing is injecting the URL into a hidden form field and then submitting that form to <cffile.

Any ideas??

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Cffile can only manipulate files accessible on the local server. To grab an image from a remote url use CFHTTP or one of the image functions/tags. Both ImageNew() and CFIMAGE can read a url image. Then you can save the image object locally.  Assuming you have permission to use the image of course.


<!--- This example shows how to create a ColdFusion image from a URL. --->
<cfset myImage = ImageNew("http://www.google.com/images/logo_sm.gif")>
<cfset ImageWrite(myImage,"google_via_imagenew.png")>
stracqanAuthor Commented:
As always _agx_, thank you!!!!! ..

(PS The URL is coming from an online Image Editor that sends a responce back to my site via a URL and in their terms of service they grant permission to acess the file in order to save locally.  Thanks for making sure I'm doing something cosher!!)
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