newbie here!

I am working with a simple PHP form with few fields and few uploads. I want to use the Modal pop up form for this.

Below codes are working fine. I was able to insert the fields into MYSQL successfully but I don't know how to add file upload of docs/images into a folder and insert the URL into MYSQL.

Here are my codes:

Calling the Modal Form ->

            <button class="btn btn-success btn-lg" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#modalForm">


            <div class="modal fade" id="modalForm" role="dialog">
                <div class="modal-dialog">
                    <div class="modal-content">
                        <!-- Modal Header -->
                        <div class="modal-header">
                            <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal">
                                <span aria-hidden="true">&times;</span>
                                <span class="sr-only">Close</span>
                            <h1 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Add New Die</h1>

                        <!-- Modal Body -->
                        <div class="modal-body">
                        <form role="form">
                            <table class="borgy">
                                <td width="300" class="jam0106"><label for="ex3">Profile Number</label><label class="jam01062016">&nbsp;*</label></td>
                                <td width="300"><input type="text" class="form-control" id="addProfileNumber" name="addProfileNumber" placeholder="Enter Profile Number" /></td>
                                <td width="300" class="jam0106"><label for="ex3">Shapes</label><label class="jam01062016">&nbsp;*</label></td>
                                <td width="300">
                                    <select class="form-control" name="addShapes" id="addShapes" />
                                    <option value="">Select Shapes</option>
                                    $queryShapes = "SELECT * FROM tbl_shapes ORDER BY Shape_Name ASC";
                                    $result = mysqli_query($db, $queryShapes);
                                    if( ! $result ) {
                                        echo mysql_error();
                                    while ($row=mysqli_fetch_array($result)) {
                                        echo '<option value="' . $row['Shape_Name'] . '">' . $row['Shape_Name'] . '</option>';
                                <td width="300" class="jam0106"><label for="ex3">Upload Drawing</label><label class="jam01062016">&nbsp;*</label></td>
                                <td width="300"><input type="file" name="uploadDrawing" /></td>
                                <td width="300" class="jam0106"><label for="ex3">Upload Profile</label><label class="jam01062016">&nbsp;*</label></td>
                                <td width="300"><input type="file" name="uploadProfile" /></td>
                                <td width="300" class="jam0106"><label for="ex3">Upload Photo</label><label class="jam01062016">&nbsp;*</label></td>
                                <td width="300"><input type="file" name="uploadPhoto" /></td>
                            <p class="statusMsg"></p>

                        <!-- Modal Footer -->
                        <div class="modal-footer">
                            <button type="button" class="btn btn-default" data-dismiss="modal" onclick="history.go(0)">Close</button>
                            <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary submitBtn" onclick="submitContactForm()">SUBMIT</button>

Here is my script for submitContractForm() ->

                function submitContactForm(){
                    //var reg = /^[A-Z0-9._%+-]+@([A-Z0-9-]+\.)+[A-Z]{2,4}$/i;
                    var ProfileNumber = $('#addProfileNumber').val();
                    var Shapes = $('#addShapes').val();
                    if(ProfileNumber.trim() == '' ){
                        alert('Please enter your PROFILE NUMBER.');
                        return false;
                    }else if(Shapes.trim() == '' ){
                        alert('Please select SHAPES.');
                        return false;
                            beforeSend: function () {
                                $('.modal-body').css('opacity', '.5');
                                if(msg == 'ok'){
                                    $('.statusMsg').html('<span style="color:green;">Entry successfully added! Please close the form or add another new entry.</p>');
                                    $('.statusMsg').html('<span style="color:red;">Some problem occurred, please try again. </span>');
                                $('.modal-body').css('opacity', '');

and below is my PHP script that will insert into MYSQL -->

    if(isset($_POST['contactFrmSubmit']) && !empty($_POST['addProfileNumber'] && !empty($_POST['addShapes']))) {

        // Submitted form data
        $ProfileNumber   = $_POST['addProfileNumber'];
        $Shapes  = $_POST['addShapes'];

        $link = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "", "profile");

    // Check connection
        if($link === false){
            die("ERROR: Could not connect. " . mysqli_connect_error());
    // Attempt insert query execution
        $sql = "INSERT INTO tbl_dies (`Profile_Number`, `Shape_ID`) VALUES ('$ProfileNumber', '$Shapes')";
        if(mysqli_query($link, $sql)){
            $status = 'ok';
        } else{
            $status = 'err';
        echo $status;die;
    // Close connection
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Last Post by diafol

Uplodaing a file using ajax used to be a right mess, employing flash and all sorts of hacks. These days we can use the FormData object in js. It can be a little iffy in old browsers, so you may need use an formdata emulation script if you need to support them:


Once you have uploaded the file (via ajax), then your PHP gets the file from the $_FILES superglobal array and stores it wherever you want. Next store the location/filename in the DB with the other fields.

Return a status code or msg to js.


Hi Diafol,

Would you mind giving me sample codes? Thanks in advance! Cheers!

Edited by borgyborg


Sorry no. I think you can search for formdata object? Try some code. Come back if you have issues.

Edited by diafol


Great ews borgyborg. If you have time, perhaps you could post your code so that others may benefit? Thanks.

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