Your method would work. Hmmmm


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Giner [] 
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:02 PM
To: Brad
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Re: No data?

actually, I never heard of LOAD DATA myself.  But dont' think of my approach
as a work-around.  It's just another path to the very same result.  And
easier to debug. And easier to understand to another person looking at your
code down the road.  And it's not slower either.  Maybe a msec or two.....
It is certainly not to be thought of as incorrect.  
It's how files are uploaded every day.  You're just trying to consolidate
two specific operations that YOU have to accomplish into one.  And so far
it's taken you how many days?
On 7/26/2012 5:49 PM, Brad wrote:
> I apologize, I may have been mistaken about the role of $_FILES but 
> this ->  
> confuses me. The use of $_FILES with LOAD DATA is littered over the 
> internet and manuals as a 1 shot deal. No hand off to another 
> directory for storage till the next function gets to it.
> Straight from remote drive to database in 1 single quick shot.
> Yours may be a work around but I honestly want it to work correctly. 
> I'll delete the server prior to a left field hack to accommodate a 
> failing function.  :(
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Giner []
> Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 5:17 PM
> To: Brad
> Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Re: No data?
> you need to read up on how html uploads files and how php handles them.
> You cannot just use the temp file (I may be wrong here, but in general 
> one doesn't use it.).  You need to use the $_FILES info in order to 
> get the uploaded "temporary" file and save it permanently somewhere on
your server.
> THEN you can use it and when through with it, you can choose to delete it.
> That's how it works.  The code that I gave you days ago accomplishes 
> exactly that and it gets used regularly on my site, so I know that it
> Please try it and then use an ftp client to connect to your server and 
> see that the newly uploaded file is there.  Then you can do what you 
> wish with it.
> On 7/26/2012 5:10 PM, Brad wrote:
>> I don't 'have' a file. It creates a temporary file and then deletes 
>> it just as fast in /tmp/.
>> Plus, how would I $_GET it? $_FILES is supposed to handle 'ALL' of 
>> this for me? If not, what the heck does it do?
>> Brad Sumrall
>> 212 444-2996
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jim Giner []
>> Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 5:02 PM
>> To: Brad
>> Cc:
>> Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Re: No data?
>> Not sure what you mean - "Program reads array".  What program is 
>> doing is utilizing the FILES element to get the info about the 
>> uploaded file and proceeds to finish the upload by moving it to a 
>> temporary folder of your creation.  Once that is done you HAVE the 
>> file under whatever name you want to call it in whatever folder you want
it in.
>> Why don't you just do that part and then use some tool to look at 
>> your server structure to verify that you have the file.
>> NOW you can proceed with the rest, if you must.  You're going to 
>> create a table with a column/field name matching the filename and 
>> then you'll put the contents of that file into that single column in 
>> one record
> of this table.
>> So now you have a one record table with one column holding the 
>> contents of a file.  How is this different from just having the file?
>> 1 User uploads file
>> 2 program reads array
>> 3 program creates a table called $memberID.$filename  if not exist 
>> ($filename is column)
>> 4 program uploads data into table/column
>> I am messed up at #2 for some reason so #4 fails.

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