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Posted on 2013-01-27
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Hi,

I have a form which i have made a table inside of. the table has a checkbox as an input on each row of the table. each row corresponds to a document on the server. and then a submit button on the bottom of the table which reads download. i would like to create a form that allows users to select the different checkboxes and then select download and the result would be the user then downloads the items corresponding to the checkboxes. i am not sure how to accomplish this any help would be greatly appreciated

Firstly, i will explain a little more of what im working with. i have a linux server hosted on godaddy with about 20 files one it of varying sizes and formats. i have placed restrictions/premissions via CHmod on the folder than contains these files on the server. i have then created a seperate .php that lists all these documents within a table. the table has one row for each document on the server and six columns. the columns from left to right include:
 1. checkboxes
 2.  Names of document
 3. document identifier
 4. description of document
 5. version of document
 6. upload date

to accomplish the checkbox functions i have placed the entire table within a form. i have not given the form a name or action its simply <form>

i have then gone down on the first column to give a checkbox with a unique name and id to each row/document
<input type="checkbox" name="checkbox-1" id="checkbox-1"/>

at the very bottom i have included two buttons.

Once for select all and the other for unselect <-- havent got those to work yet but i just thought of the idea this morning.

finally, i have put a third input as a submit with the name, value, id oF Download and closed the form

this is pretty much where i am at the moment. i like your idea about placing it into a zip file i think that is a great idea. however i am not sure how i would go about this.

any help will be greatly appreciated
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Question by:M. Jayme Nagy
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Pravin Asar earned 500 total points
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To add the files residing at server, it quite simple task

Refer
http://davidwalsh.name/create-zip-php


Look at

http://www.9lessons.info/2012/06/creating-zip-file-with-php.html

This talks about a similar problem.
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