I've been trying to get a email form which allows my users to send photos as an attachemt via a "upload" button. I've got it working i.e. the form is sending me the data plus the photos, but I'm still getting this error when "submit" is pressed.

Notice: Undefined variable: fileatt_name in d:\inetpub\mm.models121.co.uk\uploader.php on line 94

This is line 94 of my code :

" filename=\"{$fileatt_name}\"\n" .

I'm not sure what is going on here.

Anybody got any ideas?


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Last Post by fatihpiristine

Here is the code I'm using. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to make the variable?

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
<title>Send Your Photo's to Models 121</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<style type="text/css">
.style1 {
    font-weight: bold;
    font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: x-small;
.style2 {font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif}
.style3 {font-size: x-small}
.style4 {font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small; }


   // we'll begin by assigning the To address and message subject
   $subject="Modeling Photos";

   // get the sender's name and email address
   // we'll just plug them a variable to be used later
   $from = stripslashes($_POST['fromname'])." < ".stripslashes($_POST['fromemail'])." >";

   // generate a random string to be used as the boundary marker

   // now we'll build the message headers
   $headers = "From: $from\r\n" .
   "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n" .
      "Content-Type: multipart/mixed;\r\n" .
      " boundary=\"{$mime_boundary}\"";

   // here, we'll start the message body.
   // this is the text that will be displayed
   // in the e-mail
   $message="These photos have been sent by {$from}  ";

   // next, we'll build the invisible portion of the message body
   // note that we insert two dashes in front of the MIME boundary 
   // when we use it
   $message = "This is a multi-part message in MIME format.\n\n" .
      "--{$mime_boundary}\n" .
      "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"iso-8859-1\"\n" .
      "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\n\n" .
   $message . "\n\n";

   // now we'll process our uploaded files
   foreach($_FILES as $userfile){
      // store the file information to variables for easier access
      $tmp_name = $userfile['tmp_name'];
      $type = $userfile['type'];
      $name = $userfile['name'];
      $size = $userfile['size'];

      // if the upload succeded, the file will exist
      if (file_exists($tmp_name)){

         // check to make sure that it is an uploaded file and not a system file

            // open the file for a binary read
            $file = fopen($tmp_name,'rb');

            // read the file content into a variable
            $data = fread($file,filesize($tmp_name));

            // close the file

            // now we encode it and split it into acceptable length lines
            $data = chunk_split(base64_encode($data));

         // now we'll insert a boundary to indicate we're starting the attachment
         // we have to specify the content type, file name, and disposition as
         // an attachment, then add the file content.
         // NOTE: we don't set another boundary to indicate that the end of the 
         // file has been reached here. we only want one boundary between each file
         // we'll add the final one after the loop finishes.
         $message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n" .
            "Content-Type: {$type};\n" .
            " name=\"{$name}\"\n" .
            "Content-Disposition: attachment;\n" .
            " filename=\"{$fileatt_name}\"\n" .
            "Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64\n\n" .
         $data . "\n\n";
   // here's our closing mime boundary that indicates the last of the message
   // now we just send the message
   if (@mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers))
      echo "Thank you for posting your photos to Models 121.  We will be in touch very soon.";
      echo "Failed to send";
} else {
<div align="center"><img src="logoforflashcards.jpg" width="167" height="40">
<p align="center" class="style1">Photo uploading page.</p>
<p align="center" class="style1">To complete your application, please send us at least 10 of your best photos.</p>
<form action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="post" 
   enctype="multipart/form-data" name="form1" class="style1">
   <div align="center">
     <table width="600" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="3">
         <td width="283" height="29"><div align="left">Your Name:&nbsp;&nbsp;               
             <input type="text" name="fromname">
         <td width="26">&nbsp;</td>
         <td width="291">&nbsp;</td>
         <td><div align="left">Your E-Mail:&nbsp;            
           <input type="text" name="fromemail">
         <td><div align="left">Photo 1 :
            <input type="file" name="file1">
         <td><div align="left"></div></td>
         <td><div align="left">Photo 6 :
            <input name="file6" type="file" id="file6">
         <td><div align="left">Photo 2 :
            <input type="file" name="file2">
         <td><div align="left"></div></td>
         <td><div align="left">Photo 7 :
            <input name="file7" type="file" id="file7">
         <td><div align="left">Photo 3 :
            <input name="file3" type="file" id="file3">
         <td><div align="left"></div></td>
         <td><div align="left">Photo 8 :
            <input name="file8" type="file" id="file8">
         <td><div align="left">Photo 4 :
            <input name="file4" type="file" id="file4">
         <td><div align="left"></div></td>
         <td><div align="left">Photo 9 :
            <input name="file9" type="file" id="file9">
         <td><div align="left">Photo 5 :
            <input name="file5" type="file" id="file5">
         <td><div align="left"></div></td>
         <td><div align="left">Photo 10 :
            <input name="file10" type="file" id="file10">
         <td><span class="style4"><strong>
         <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Upload">
   <p align="center">&nbsp;</p>
   <p align="center">&nbsp;</p>
   <p align="center">&nbsp;</p>
   <p align="center">&nbsp;</p>
<p align="center" class="style4"><strong>
  <?php } ?>
<p align="center" class="style4">&nbsp;</p>
<p align="center" class="style4">&nbsp;</p>
<p align="center" class="style4"><strong>

Edited by Nick Evan: Fixed formatting


Like the error message makes perfectly clear, the variable is not defined anywhere before that call. Are you trying to send over the attachment's filename? Judging from your code, isn't that being stored in $name?



I am also coding the same but sending word and excel as attachment. If the explictly give the path name from server its working , but when i try to browse file from my PC its not working.
Email is send but if i open the attachment there is no text/content in it.
How do i need to open a file from my PC and attach through mail.

<form action="mail_attachment.php" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">

<input type="file" name="fileatt"><br>

<input type="submit">
$fileatt = "/home/myfile/public_html/myreport.xls"; // Path to the file 
$fileatt_type = "application/octet-stream"; // File Type 
$fileatt_name = "myreport.xls"; // Filename that will be used for the file as the attachment 

$file = fopen($fileatt,'rb'); 
$data = fread($file,filesize($fileatt)); 

Insted of giving the path i need to browse from my PC.
Please help


add a simple java script to upload file automatically to web server temp cache ( i meant to call upload file page ) and catch full path of the uploaded file then you will be able to do what you want..

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