[FX.php List] Uploading Files

Head Honcho headhoncho at customikesolutions.com
Tue Nov 11 17:53:10 MST 2008

Hi William,

I agree with Dale.

Once a file is uploaded, I store the file name, type and path in a  
text field and use that to allow downloading/access to these files  
from the web.

I have also used a web viewer to allow the file to be viewed from  
within FileMaker.

Hope this helps.


Michael Ward
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On 12/11/2008, at 11:15 AM, Dale Bengston wrote:

> Hi William,
> On the web, it's preferable to leave the files in the operating  
> system's file structure and reference them outside FileMaker.  
> Instead, store any directory or subdirectory information in  
> FileMaker and use that to create the download link.
> Hope this helps,
> Dale
> On Nov 11, 2008, at 5:52 PM, William Downs wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I have a web page that allows users to upload a copy of a word file
>> for approval (using html enctype="multipart/form-data" and php
>> move_uploaded_file) the file is moved into a sub-directory within the
>> project file. The sub directory is named after the unique ID of the
>> user.
>> After approval by admin staff, the file is then to become available
>> for download by the public.
>> I am unsure if having the file in a sub directory is the best method.
>> I would prefer to have the file entered into a filemaker container
>> field - and then after approval make it somehow available.
>> Can someone give me some advice here - perhaps explain how to have
>> fx.php extract a file from a container file so a web user can  
>> download
>> it ?
>> FM Server 9 being used with IIS (yuk)
>> Many thanks in advance
>> William
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