Hi All! I reviewed the forum posts all the way back to May but did not see any on this subject. I am working on a real estate website which will display listings of houses for sale. I would like to build a page which uploads 5 jpegs at a time and stores the pathnames for these photos in a database so that when website visitors view details about the house, the page will dynamically display that house's 5 photos.
I know this involves ASP Upload and my host has enabled it for my account. I have reviewed the code samples provided by Persist (the maker of ASPUpload) and I've looked for online tutorials but not found any. So far I have done my asp coding with UltraDev but now I would like to hand-code and really understand what's going on behind the scenes. Any suggestions? ideas? tutorials that anyone knows about?
The 'Working with FILES and FORM Collections' example seems to be the one you want. The only extra bit you'd need to do is add a file path entry into the db for each file in the uplload collection, which should be fairly straight forward.
Thank You Goober!! Finally someone who is listening to my original post for this thread! Don't get me wrong, my goal is to become a Super Coder and do everything by hand from scratch so that I can truly understand the ins/outs of asp and be able to help people like you guys do on this forum. Plus, the obvious benefit is that it's infinitely easier to debug your errors when you understand every piece of the code.
But Rome wasn't built in a day and I can only squash so much into my brain, and this is not the only website I am working on right now. When deadlines are calling and the client's payment to you is based on meeting that deadline, you need to make good decisions about how to get the job done properly but efficiently.
I have appreciate Site Point to the fullest and I refer all my asp buddies here to read the articles and research the archives. I hope that one day I will be able to return the favors by reaching the point where I can give back to the forum and answer questions.
In the meanwhile, I am using tools like ASPUpload to help me to develop the page I mentioned in my original post (see first post in this thread).
Oh I enjoyed reading the banter going on, but was glad when Goober mentioned us still-somewhat-clueless asp'ers. I give all my thanks to everyone on Site Point, without this Forum I'd probably have thrown my computer out the window a while back!!