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Local file access from Web Page

I am working a application mostly for my personal use which I have written in PHP.   with an HTML interface.   I have a separate PHP file which I am using to read a file and load data into a database.  However this is something I would like to do on a regular basis and currently I am editing the PHP file and entering the full path to the file I want to upload.  

I would like to be able to browse and select a file on the local (client) C drive, read it in and load it into a database table on my webserver.   From a page on my webserver.

What is the easiest way to go about this.  

I am running an Apache web-server on OpenSUSE.   My current pages are all built using javascript and PHP.
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
I suggest you a good jQuery plugin: http://blueimp.github.io/jQuery-File-Upload/
It has a great interface, it is easy to implement and you can edit it to insert uploaded files in the database.
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
In order to insert fles in the database, you can take a look to this my own question about this: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/JavaScript/Q_28379067.html
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qvfpsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions.  I will look into trying this.

Unrelated.  Is it possible to delete answers?  There was one posted last night from someone else but it is not displayed today?
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