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Old September 28th, 2005, 05:15 AM
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Default Renaming a file during upload

Please do anyone know how I can rename a file while uploading it?
I posted this in the beginners forum and got not response.


This is my senario:
I upload form content into a database along with the file name of a picture file. Note, I store only the file name of the picture file in the database, the actuall file is stored in a folder on the server. This works perfectly.
However if two users have their picture files named the same way (e.g my_picture.jpg) only the first guy can upload. The second guy will have to change his file name or may actually end up deleting the first guys picture.
Is there a way I can dynamically rename pictures during the upload irrespective of what the user might have called his file?
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that's no problem... all you have to do is generate certain file naming convention like so:

$new_filename = [userid] . "_" . microtime();

the renaming is done when you copy the file from $_POST array to folder like so:




and that's it

if you are still not sure about this, let me know... peace


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