html - How to get relative path of uploaded file as variable in php (repost)


How can I get the relative path to my uploaded file? For example if I upload test.png I would get /upload/test.png. Here is my HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <title>Jquery Ajax File Upload</title>

  <div >
    <div >
      <label>Profile image</label>
      <div >
        <span ><i ></i></span> 
        <input type="text" name="profile_image" autocomplete="off" value="" placeholder="" >
         <label >
  Browse <input type="file" name="image" onchange="myFunction()" id="image" >
<div ></div>
<script src=""></script>

      var file = this.files[0];
      var form = new FormData();
      form.append('image', file);
        url : "",
        type: "POST",
        cache: false,
        contentType: false,
        processData: false,
        data : form,
        success: function(response){






$file = $_FILES['image'];

/* Allowed file extension */
$allowedExtensions = ["gif", "jpeg", "jpg", "png", "svg"];

$fileExtension = explode(".", $file["name"]);

/* Contains file extension */
$extension = end($fileExtension);

/* Allowed Image types */
$types = ['image/gif', 'image/png', 'image/x-png', 'image/pjpeg', 'image/jpg', 'image/jpeg','image/svg+xml'];

if(in_array(strtolower($file['type']), $types) 
    // Checking for valid image type
    && in_array(strtolower($extension), $allowedExtensions) 
    // Checking for valid file extension
    && !$file["error"] > 0)
    // Checking for errors if any
    if(move_uploaded_file($file["tmp_name"], 'uploads/'.$file['name'])){
        header('Content-Type: application/json');
        echo json_encode(['html' => /*return uploded file path and name*/ ]);    
        echo $_FILES['upload']['name'];
        header('Content-Type: application/json');
        echo json_encode(['html' => 'Unable to move image. Is folder writable?']);    
    header('Content-Type: application/json');
    echo json_encode(['html' => 'Please upload only png, jpg images']);


The code works, that is upload the file but I don't know how to get the path back. The path may change because its for a user profile image and later I will change the upload path to one that is /$username. If you know how get the name only please post that anyway. Thanks in advance.




$file['name'] has the name of the file in it, lets saytest1.png

This is the bit of the program that saves your file in a specific location. In this case the folderuploads relative to the current working directory.

if(move_uploaded_file($file["tmp_name"], 'uploads/'.$file['name'])){
    header('Content-Type: application/json');
    echo json_encode(['html' =>  
                       /* you might want to output something like */
                        // getcwd()    current working directory
                        // it may be that you need a relative path based on 
                        // where your application lives to generate a url, for example
                        // 'http://your_app_base_url/'.'/uploads/'.$file['name']
    echo $_FILES['upload']['name']; // this will be empty unless there is a file form field with the name 'upload' 
                                   // compare with $_FILE['image'] above
    header('Content-Type: application/json');
    echo json_encode(['html' => 'Unable to move image. Is folder writable?']);    

If you want to move the file later, you could have a directory calledprofile_pics and move them to there, and rename to the username.


$oldfilename = $file['name'];

//create a name for the file based on username and uploaded file extension (.jpg/.png)
$newfilename = $username.'_profile.'.pathinfo($oldfilename,PATHINFO_EXTENSION);

//this will rename /move the file from uploads to profile_pics (directory must exist already)

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