Uploading Images


#1

Hi all,

I’m trying to do a file upload. I have followed the examples in Agile
Web D. with Rails, and Rails Cookbook, and I can’t get it to
work!! The following code is from the Rails Cookbook. I have two
tables: Items & Photos. It’s supposed to save Name and Description
into the Items table, and then grab the photo information and put it
in the Photo table. The Item information is saving, but I’m blowing
up in the Photo Model. It doesn’t recognize the field names for the
Photo table and also doesn’t recognize the “read” attribute for the
image. Any idea what I’m missing?? As always, any and all help is
greatly appreciated!!! Thanks! ~Ali

ITEMS CONTROLLER

def new
end

def create
@item = Item.new(params[:item])

# I don't understand this part -- how can it ever get past here???

I tried commenting it out, but still won’t work.
if @item.save
flash[:error] = ‘Problem Uploading’
redirect_to :action => ‘new’
return
end

@photo = Photo.new(params[:photo])
@photo.item_id = @item.id

if @photo.save
  flash[:notice] = 'Item was successfully created.'
  redirect_to :action => 'list'
else
  flash[:error] = 'There was a problem.'
  render :action => 'new'
end

end

ITEMS MODEL

class Item < ActiveRecord::Base
has_many :photos
end

PHOTOS MODEL

class Photo < ActiveRecord::Base

belongs_to :item, :foreign_key => “item_id”

def photo=(image_field)
self.name = base_part_of(image_field.original_filename)
self.content_type = image_field.content_type.chomp
self.data = image_field.read
end

def base_part_of(file_name)
name = File.basename(file_name)
name.gsub(/[^\w._-]/, ‘’)
end

end

ITEM/_FORM

<%= flash[:error] %>

Name
<%= text_field 'item', 'name' %>

Description
<%= text_field 'item', 'description' %>

Photo
<%= file_field('photo', 'photo') %>

ITEM/NEW

New Item

<%= start_form_tag :action => ‘create’, :id => @item, :multipart =>
true %>
<%= render :partial => ‘form’ %>
<%= submit_tag “Create” %>
<%= end_form_tag %>


#2

Hi again,
No one has responded to my post and I’m wondering if I worded it in a
confusing way? I really need some help with this. I have been
scouring books and the web to no avail. If further clarification is
needed, please ask! I would really appreciate any suggestions!!

Thanks again!!
~Ali


#3

Ali wrote:

Hi again,
No one has responded to my post and I’m wondering if I worded it in a
confusing way? I really need some help with this. I have been
scouring books and the web to no avail. If further clarification is
needed, please ask! I would really appreciate any suggestions!!

Thanks again!!
~Ali

What does your HTML form tag look like? I think your form tag is funky
since :multipart => true is being considered part of the url. If so
your form tag would look like:

But you need it to be

You do that with form tag like this, so that the :multipart key is not
part of the url hash:

<%= form_tag({:action => ‘create’, :id => @item}, {:multipart =>
true}) %>

This way the multipart is passed in as a second hash rather than tacked
onto the first.


#4

On Mar 13, 11:52 am, “Ali” removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Yeah, this is a problem. Look at what you have here…

“If the item is successfully saved then
flash error
redirect to new
stop processing”

While this won’t prevent your item from being saved, it is causing the
controller to stop processing before the photo statements are called.

Try ‘unless @item.save

I’m also not sure that the photo uploading part of your photo model
will ever get called, since this form is in the /user application…
Uploads are something I struggled with myself, so I’m not going to say
much more about that. In my application the form only handles
creating an upload, not an item and and upload. (There is a
seperate form for creating the item.)

Good luck!


#5

It’s working!! Thank you so much!! I love this forum - I’d be lost
without it!!