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Posted on 2013-12-03
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Hi,
how to adjust this Php file, if I want to further save the uploaded file into the column with data type - '[varbinary](max)' of a Sql server table?
// Where the file is going to be placed
$target_path = "uploads/";

$target_path = $target_path . basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']);

if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploadedfile']['tmp_name'], $target_path)) {
    echo "The file ".  basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']).
    " has been uploaded";
} else{
    echo "There was an error uploading the file, please try again!";
}

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Radek Baranowski earned 140 total points
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you want to store filename or the contents ?

if the content, you'd need to use some way of connecting to your db, in basic php+mysql it'd be:


include("db_cfg.php");

# query below

$q="INSERT ? into `columnname`";

#run query
$r1=mysql_query($q1,$binarycontent);


mysql_close();

hope that helps
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by:HuaMinChen
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Is there an example to refer to the uploaded file and then do the insert into the table? I am doing this against Sql server.
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by:Radek Baranowski
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no, not exactly, it's just and example how to connect to database (on a high level).

you should probably get binary content of the file into variable, not sure how to do this, though.
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I need the exact/sure way to this.
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