File upload not working

Posted 2 months ago by aondoe

Hello everyone.

I'm having trouble with file upload in laravel 5.6 I'm trying to upload images to my CMS I've created with Laravel.

I have a table called "post_its" below:

    public function up()
        Schema::create('post_its', function (Blueprint $table) {

I had to add a column in the table to upload images so I did so like below:

    public function up()
        Schema::table('post_its', function(Blueprint $table)
            //add a column to the post_its table and give it 100 characters. Also specify 100 characters
            $table->string('featured_img', 100)->nullable();

Here's my form data I'm trying to fix, as you can see below:

<form action="{{route('posts.update', $post->id)}}" method="POST" type="multipart/form-data">
<!--other form fields are here as well, but omitted for brevity-->
        <div class="form-group">
                <input type="file" name="featured_img" title="Featured image">

Every other field works and updates the database table, but not this upload field. All the fields under the featured_img column says null. I was hoping after I added this column I could edit this column. Any suggestions?

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