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Default Help needed : Uploading of files

I am trying uploading of pdf files using PHP and Oracle.

Here is my code to upload the file.
$main_query = "INSERT INTO submitted_material_list
               VALUES ($app_mat_id,
$result = $db->Execute($main_query);
$count = $count + 1;

$query1 = "SELECT MAX(application_material_id)
           FROM Submitted_Material_List";
$result1 = $db->Execute($query1);
$app_mat_id = $result1->fields[0];

if(!$db->UpdateBlobFile('Submitted_Material_List','Physical_Copy', $uploaddir,'application_material_id='.$app_mat_id,'BLOB'))
error('UpdateBlobFile() Failed : ', $db->ErrorMsg());

Any idea as to how can I retrieve them from the database once they are uploaded ???
I need to upload multiple files and view multiple files.

Please help me on this,

Thank you for your reply in advance


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First, see this thread on this topic:

You may do multiple file uploads, but you'll want to check two configuration directives in php.ini:

1.) upload_max_filesize (2MB by default)
2.) post_max_size (8MB by default)

A database isn't the ideal place for large files anyway, think very small, be very careful with resource consumption!

To initiate download of a file, make your SELECT query and then do the following:
// query stuff

header('Content-Type: MIME TYPE HERE');
header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=proposed file name here');

// Output file contents
echo $file;

The MIME type of a file e.g. image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint, application/vnd.ms-excel, application/msword, application/x-shockwave-flash...

The proposed file name is what the user will be presented to save the file as.

If you want to view the file and the file is renderable in a browser.. either include a link to the script directly or call on the script in the 'src' attribute of relevant tags and omit the 'Content-Disposition' header call. You can use frames or iframes to view multiple files.

echo "<img src='file.php?id=$id' />";
echo "<iframe src='file.php?id=$id'></iframe>";


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