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count of the number of file elements that have a value

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Hello Experts,

Probably being thick - but here goes:

I have a few of these html inputs:

<form name="myform">
<input type="file" name="myfile[]" />
<input type="file" name="myfile[]" />
<input type="file" name="myfile[]" />
</form>

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Using javascript, how do I output
a) the number of elements (3 in this case)
b) the values assigned to these elements.

I tried:

var files =document.myform.elements["myfile[]"];				
for (i = 0; i < files.length; i++)
{   			
    filename = files[i].value;
}

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However, the file length is undefined.
I cannot change the name of the input variable from myfile[] for legacy reasons.

Many Thanks!
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Commented:
Try mod below:
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <title>File Input</title>
	<script type="text/javascript">
function checkInput()
{
                var checkIn = document.getElementsByTagName("input");
                var incount = 0;
                var valStr = "";

                for (var x = 0; x < checkIn.length; x++)
                {
                       valStr = valStr +"\n INPUT ["+incount+"] Value = " +checkIn[incount].value;
                       incount += 1;
                }
                alert("INPUT BOXES = " + incount+valStr);
}
</script>
    
</head>
<body onload="checkInput();">

<form name="myform">
<input type="file" name="myfile[]"  />
<input type="file" name="myfile[]"  />
<input type="file" name="myfile[]"  />
</form>
</body>
</html>

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Commented:
Hi,

Thanks.
How can I restrict it to file elements.

I don't mind if it is referenced as

name=myfile[]

or

type=file

Thanks
Commented:
Modify javascript as below for FILE type:
<script type="text/javascript">
function checkInput()
{
                var checkIn = document.getElementsByTagName("input");
                var incount = 0;
                var valStr = "";

                for (var x = 0; x < checkIn.length; x++)
                {
                   if (checkIn[x].type == "file")
                       {
                       valStr = valStr +"\n INPUT ["+x+"] Value = " +checkIn[incount].value;
                       incount += 1;
                       }
                
                }
                alert("INPUT BOXES = " + incount+valStr);
}
</script>

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Commented:
Please correct line below:

valStr = valStr +"\n INPUT ["+x+"] Value = " +checkIn[x].value;
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Commented:
Have a look here : http://jsfiddle.net/4gL6x/

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