[development] Better documentation for working with uploaded files?

David Cohen drupal at dave-cohen.com
Fri Jul 13 01:26:17 UTC 2007


Interestingly, I am working right now on an API module to help with
exactly this sort of thing.  It's not as easy as it should be.

I've had to build this sort of thing for a couple clients in the past,
and now I'm trying to package it in a way that could be used by the
community.  I'll CC you when its ready for wide audience consumption.

You should tune into the discussion at http://groups.drupal.org/file-api

Also, if you use CCK, you may find the filefield module is just what you
need, except for the part about where it is saved.


On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:35:10 -0400, "Richard Morse"
<remorse at partners.org> said:
> Hi!  Is there a better source for documentation on how to work with  
> uploaded files than http://drupal.org/node/111782 [the handbook's  
> page]?  The list of function for working with files on api.drupal.org  
> is not particularly helpful, and the handbook page is also rather  
> sparse.
> Specifically, I want to have users upload seven files (all of which  
> must be there), and then save them in a directory *which may not be a  
> subdirectory of the Drupal files directory*.  Also, I don't want  
> Drupal's file upload size restrictions to apply for this one use.
> Or, in this case, would it make sense to just ignore the Drupal file  
> functions and use $_FILES and the php file handling code directly?   
> Would this adversely affect the FormAPI stuff?  Would I be able to  
> use a _validate function if I'm not using the Drupal file handling  
> functions?
> Thanks,
> Ricky
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