Uploading Image - Livecode Tutorial Example? Sessions?

JOHN PATTEN johnpatten at me.com
Fri May 26 12:15:59 EDT 2017

I think I figured out the issue based on an old post by Sturgis…

Apparently you have to set the sessionSavePath before you call the “start session.”

set the sessionSavePath to the defaultfolder

Forum discussion here:

http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10787&p=50056&hilit=session#p50034 <http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10787&p=50056&hilit=session#p50034>


> On May 26, 2017, at 8:39 AM, JOHN PATTEN via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Hello!
> Thanks for those that answered about the problem I was having with FTP. It was the URLEncode issue that was tripping me up. 
> However, I’m changing gears as I hadn’t realized that I could not ftp directly into a htmlpublic directory on On-Rev. Ultimately I am trying to just create a little iOS app that will allow me upload and image and create a simple html page to display the image.
> I have been using the LiveCode tutorial here: “How do I use LiveCode graphics features server-side?” (http://lessons.livecode.com/m/15262/l/156710-how-do-i-use-livecode-graphics-features-server-side <http://lessons.livecode.com/m/15262/l/156710-how-do-i-use-livecode-graphics-features-server-side>) 
> I can’t get this to work the “start session” included in the script?
> The example starts:
> ---------------
> <?lc
> start session
> ## enter the image file into our $_SESSION if one's just been uploaded
> if $_FILES["imagefile"] is not empty then
>          put url("binfile:" & $_FILES["imagefile"]["filename"]) into $_SESSION["imagedata"]
> end if
> if $_SESSION["imagedata"] is empty then
>          printForm ## no image has been uploaded so display the form to upload one
> else
>          create image “myImage” …
> ————————
> If I take the “start session” out, the server script works, sort of…as I think it will upload the image, but because there is no session, you can’t manipulate the image.
> Has anybody got this example to work? I have tried moving the “start session” around to different areas of the server script, but that does not seem to work either.
> Thank you!
> John Patten
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