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Pure ASP Upload Tutorial by Leon Radley

Tutorial for PureASP upload extension... It's easy...

This is a tutorial in 6 steps on George Petrov's PureASPupload extension by Leon Radley

This tutorial is on how to upload a file into a folder on the server without any dlls just some good old fashioned ASP coding.

It's quite simple to use, the only thing is that you have to do the procedure in a certain way to get it to work,
and not change anything afterwards because that makes a mess of the code and it sometimes contributes to errors.

Start:
Create a new page and name it upload.asp, a good place to put it is in your Personal Web Server (You know if you have it)

Step 1: Create a Connection to a database (if your not interested in inserting the other fields into a database jump to step: 6).
Here is a ready Access database if your to lazy to make one yourself :P.
To be able to create a recordset (Step 2) you have to have a valid connection. To make a new connection goto modify --> Connections


Press new and choose Custom Connection String.

Call the connection uploadconn and insert this connection string:

"DRIVER={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=" & Server.MapPath("/database/upload.mdb") & ";"

this connection string works only if the page your applying the upload extension is in the root of the server otherwise you will have to edit the server MapPath until it works.
If your using windows Personal Web Server (PWS) the root of the server will be "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\" and that equals "http://localhost/" that mean if you have a folder called upload with the script in your PWS the server MapPath would be "/upload/database/upload.mdb" .

Step 2: Create a Recordset

If you don't already have the data bindings window open goto window --> data bindings or press ctrl+F10.
Press the +sign and press "Recordset (Query)"

This is what you should get up

Enter " Rsupload " as the name
Choose the connection you just created from the dropdown list and press OK.

Step 3 : Now comes the fun part where you design the form for the upload
If you don't have the objects palette press window --> Objects or ctrl+F2
Press the little arrow at the top of the objects palette and choose forms

First you have to have the form press the left button at the top and you will se a red dotted line appear
the press the button on the right of that to insert a text field and press the fourth button down on the left to insert a file (Browse) field.
and at last insert a button the second from the top on the left side.

Step 4: Important renaming
rename your fields by pressing them and typing the name into the properties window if not open goto window --> Properties or ctrl+F3
rename them something like this
fmname
fmemail
fmfile
fmsubmit
and rename the form to fmupload by pressing somewhere in the form then pressing the buttons at the bottom of the screen where it says form

This way the script won't give you any errors, because there are variables in the script that are named name, filename and so on so don't use those whatever you do.

It should look something like this now.

Step 5: Inserting the fields into the database.
If you haven't already got the Server Behaviours window open goto window --> Server Behaviours or ctrl+F9
Press the +sign and choose "Insert Record"


Choose uploadconn from the Connection dropdown
Choose which page you want the script to redirect to when it has uploaded.
Then you choose where the forms fields should be inserted.

Step 6: Inserting Upload extension.
If you haven't saved since last now's a good time to do so.
And now for some magic
Press the +sign in the Server Behaviours window and Choose the PureASPupload that you should have installed by now :)
This window should popup.

Choose where you want to put the images (I pressed browse created a new folder called images and pressed ok)
Choose which file extensions you want to enable ex. .bmp .jpg
And press OK
If you jumped to this step you can choose a place to redirect to, but that's only if you didn't do the other five steps.

There's nothing else but to save and go try out your ready to roll upload script.
Here's a ready script that works just change the connectionstring to match your needs it uploads into a folder called images.


Best wishes // Leon Radley (radley@telia.com)






Comments

HELP!:)

February 3, 2001 by chris williams
Hello,

I followed your tutorial to the tee. The problem lies in when I try to view it I either get a page can not be found error or it takes me to another page in my website. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Chris

RE: HELP!:)

February 3, 2001 by chris williams
Forget that. I figured it out. Thank you so much for the tutorial. That is exactly what I needed!

Chris

IIS

February 5, 2001 by Guenther Kraibacher

When I apply the PureASPuplaod in my form and click submit, show one blank screen! You extension is not compatible with SQL Server.... Check this!

hmmm

February 8, 2001 by juanluis
Got the extension to upload images, but cant firgure out how to get the script to work that puts the images into another folder called "images". Not too familiar with Java, so it looks a bit alien. Any tips on integrating that?
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