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A tip and a question about photo upload

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  • A tip and a question about photo upload

    It's amazing what you can do when you don't know any better....

    Here's the tip:
    I needed to upload a series of pictures and then display them with captions. In my table, each record has up to 6 associated pictures. So, I uploaded the photos to a directory named (not surprisingly) "photos" in the web root. Then created a grid, and chose a tab control of type "genie". Each pane contains one picture and one caption. The photo is control type Image and Display format <image>. A photo of the result is shown in screen1. It's nice. You can use the next and previous arrows to scroll through the photos. The picture shows picture 3. And, no programming!

    Now for the question:
    I tried to faithfully copy the code from the help to upload the pictures. Code I used was, in the head section:

    Code:
     
    Dim vMsg1 as C = "Upload Property Photos. Photos must be jpg type, 600 pixels wide by 400 pixels high."
    vFilename=alltrim(session.listing_id)+"."+alltrim(session.which)+".jpg"
    if eval_valid("cmd")
        file.from_blob("c:\a5\A5Webroot\Photos\\"+vFilename, FileToUpload.data)
     fn="Photos/"+vFilename
        vMsg1 = "Photo "+FileToUpload.filename+" was uploaded as "+vFilename+"."
     tbl=table.open("[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\listings")
     indx=tbl.index_primary_put("listing_id")
     vRecNo=tbl.fetch_find(session.listing_id)
     if vRecNo>0 'was found
      tbl.change_begin()
      select
          case session.Which="1"
       tbl.Photo1=fn
          case session.Which="2"
       tbl.Photo2=fn
          case session.Which="3"
       tbl.Photo3=fn
          case session.Which="4"
       tbl.Photo4=fn
          case session.Which="5"
       tbl.Photo5=fn
          case session.Which="6"
       tbl.Photo6=fn
      end select
      tbl.change_end()
     end if
     tbl.close()
    end if
    And in the body:

    Code:
     
    <p>
    <form action="<%a5 ?request.script_name %>" method ="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
    <input type="file" name="FileToUpload">&nbsp;<input type="submit" name="cmd" value="Upload File"></form>
    </p>
    But, along with the photo, I'm getting an errant "> See screen2.

    I can't figure out where that's coming from. Any suggestions?

    Pat
    Last edited by Pat Bremkamp; 11-21-2008, 01:17 PM.
    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting

  • #2
    Re: A tip and a question about photo upload

    Never mind...I bumbled into the solution. i still don't know where that "> came from, but changing the type to image (from link) eliminated it.

    Pat
    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting

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    • #3
      Re: A tip and a question about photo upload

      Thanks for this Pat! Great Info!

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