Hi everyone :)
i am doing my final year project in PHP and MYSQL and i am just at beginner level of php.i found this forum really helpful. in my teacher module i allowed the teacher to upload video, audio, mp3 and image files and here is my code... i trying from last two days but the code is not showing any error neither its uploading the file..please check my code and mend a soultion.. i'd be thankfull :)


i've added only the relevant lines bcoz the form is pretty big

<form id="form" method="post" action="add-material-action.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<label for="file">Upload Your File Here:</label><input type="file" name="uploadedfile" id="uploadedfile"/><br /><br />
<input class="mybutton" type="submit" name="Add Material" class="button"  value="Add Material" />


$allowedExts = array("jpg", "jpeg", "gif", "png","txt","doc","pdf","mp3","mp4"."ppt");
$extension = end(explode(".", $_FILES["uploadedfile"]["name"]));
if (( ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "image/gif")
|| ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "audio/mpeg")
|| ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "video/mp4")
|| ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "application/msword")
|| ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "application/pdf")
|| ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint")
|| ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "text/plain")
|| ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "application/pdf")
|| ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "image/jpeg")
|| ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "image/png")
|| ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["type"] == "image/pjpeg"))
&& ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["size"] < 20000)
&& in_array($extension, $allowedExts)) 
 if ($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["error"] > 0)
 echo "Return Code: " . $_FILES["uploadedfile"]["error"] . "<br />";

 elseif (file_exists("graphics/learningmaterial/" . $_FILES["uploadedfile"]["name"]))
  echo $_FILES["uploadedfile"]["name"] . " already exists. ";
$target_path = "graphics/learningmaterial/";

$target_path = $target_path . basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']);
if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploadedfile']['tmp_name'], $target_path))
    echo "The file ".  basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']).
    " has been uploaded";
    echo "There was an error uploading the file, please try again!";

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Last Post by Riu 2009

this happnes, when your server has limit of some filesize, you can see in php.ini, for paramater related to file upload, you need to increase that sizes


i just uploaded 328 kb image file but it wasnt uploaded..isnt thre any thing wrong in the code???


Your code is fine
only problem with conditon on line 15 above

($_FILES["uploadedfile"]["size"] < 20000)

this says your file must be bigger then 20000 bytes, if you try file smaller then this size it will not upload.


@urtrivedi thanks for ur interest :)

its saying your file must be smaller then 20000 bytes < is sign of smaller than :)
yup i've allowed it to upload...


I made one change. just added strtolower function to extension

$extension = strtolower(end(explode(".", $_FILES["uploadedfile"]["name"])));

and with <20000, you can upload file upto size of 20 KB ONLY, bigger file then 20kb will not upload.

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