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Thread: AS3 PHP File Upload

  1. #1

    AS3 PHP File Upload

    Hi there

    I have some fairly straightforward AS3 code that uploads a file to my server:

    function boothsEdit1BannerUploadClick(e:MouseEvent):void
        boothsEdit1File = new FileReference();
        var imgFileTypes:FileFilter = new FileFilter("Imgs (*.jpg, *.png)", "*.jpg;*.png;");
        boothsEdit1File.addEventListener(Event.SELECT, boothsEdit1BannerUploadSelectFile);    
    function boothsEdit1BannerUploadSelectFile(event:Event):void 
        boothsEdit1Status.text = "Banner uploading please wait...";
        var requestUpload:URLRequest = new URLRequest(boothsEdit1UploadScript);
        boothsEdit1File.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, boothsEdit1BannerFileLoaded);    
    function boothsEdit1BannerFileLoaded(event:Event):void 
        boothsEdit1Status.text = "Banner successfully uploaded";
    And the PHP upload script:
    PHP Code:
    if(!is_dir("./files")) mkdir("./files"0755); 
    move_uploaded_file($_FILES['Filedata']['tmp_name'], "./files"."/".$_FILES['Filedata']['name']);
    chmod("./files"."/".$_FILES['Filedata']['name'], 0777); 
    This all works great but my problem is, many users will be uploading their banners to this system and so I don't want them all in the same directory (/files) as the chances are they will be called banner.jpg etc.

    In the Flash code I am then saving the url of the uploaded banner as "domain.com/files/filename" as this needs to be stored.

    So I would ideally like to use a unique ID for the directory. E.g. if I am using the system with my user ID of 156...it could upload my banner in to a folder called files156.

    The problem I have is, how can I pass that ID number to the PHP upload script? How can I add a variable called 'id' to my Flash code so that my PHP code can receive it using POST?

    Any ideas appreciated.


  2. #2
    You need to add a variable to your request:

    var variables:URLVariables = new URLVariables();
    vars.myVariableName = 'variableValue';
    var requestUpload:URLRequest = new URLRequest(boothsEdit1UploadScript);
    requestUpload.method = URLRequestMethod.POST;
    requestUpload.data = variables;
    Then, in your PHP file:

    PHP Code:
    $variableValue $_POST['myVariableName']; 

  3. #3
    Works perfectly - thank you so much

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