keithmclaughlin

keithmclaughlin

Lead Developer at Foresight Technologies

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Longwood, Meath.

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Replied to Store Filenames/URLs Of Images Uploaded Before Form Is Submitted.

@martinbean Thank you so much for your answer. Hopefully I'll be able to figure the rest out myself.

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Replied to Store Filenames/URLs Of Images Uploaded Before Form Is Submitted.

@martinbean In your reply "then you could just add the filenames (...) to the form so that when the form is submitted, those files are then associated with your post model.". Exactly... but how? A hidden field on the new blog post form? Some sort of javascript object?

Thanks for replying.

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Replied to Store Filenames/URLs Of Images Uploaded Before Form Is Submitted.

@jlrdw Thanks for replying but I already understand how to get the filename from the upload. Maybe my question wasn't explained clearly enough.

When adding a new blog post (PostsController & Post Model), the form will have a drag & drop field to upload multiple images (UploadController / ImageController). Every image uploaded (via ajax) will return a filename, but where can I store that filename in the new blog post form, so that when the PostsController handles the new blog post it knows which filenames were uploaded?

Does that make more sense?

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30
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Started a new Conversation Store Filenames/URLs Of Images Uploaded Before Form Is Submitted.

Hi folks,

What would be the best way to store/associate filenames or URLs with form data when adding a new record to a database?

As a basic example:

If I had a form for adding a new blog post with fields for title, content and images, where the images were uploaded using the likes of FilePond or Dropzone.js (drag and drop).

As each file gets uploaded (to S3 for example) how would one save/store the filename or URL so that when the forms is submitted that the new record also has references to all the images that were uploaded before the form was submitted?

Would you save the info in a hidden field on the form? Or in json? Or another way?

I appreciate your help.