well, a) use a table in the DB with the primary key (id) as an auto-increment column. 1, 2, 3 etc. Use this ID as the name of the file 1.jpg, 2.gif, and perhaps store the filetype / extension as well, so that you know what filename to look for in the folder.
b) something as simple as file_exists() may be enough... if a file with that name already exists, you could append something to it, like a random number, and try again. Ypu certainly don't have to ask the user to rename the file... YOU should be in charge of naming it. Justin on 05/12/02 3:48 AM, DavÝ Írn Jˇhannsson ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: > I have a situation where I allow users to upload images, and I store the > names of the images in a database and the images I store in a some > folder on the server, but what I would like to do is to dynamically > create names for the images and dont ever have to worry about if this > name exists and with out having to got to the trouble of asking the user > to change tha name of the file. > > So dose some one have a nice litle solution for this problem. > > Thanks, David > > Justin French -------------------- http://Indent.com.au Web Development & Graphic Design -------------------- -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php