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Elijah Emmanuel
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HOW CAN I LIMIT THE MAXIMUM FILE UPLOAD LIMIT PER USER IN PHP.

Hello guys,
i have been trying for some days now to make it possible for each user in my website to only upload a maximum of 4 images and when ever he/she wants to upload the fifth image an error massage would be echoed telling the user that The maximum image to be uploaded have reached and cannot exceed 4 image

Below is the sample of the code on form submit

if (isset($_POST['upload'])) { 
// if upload button on the form is clicked

// name of the uploaded file
$filename = $_FILES['photo']['name'];

//location
$destination = '../images/business.cover/' . $filename;

// get the file extension
$extension = pathinfo($filename, PATHINFO_EXTENSION);

// the physical file on a temporary uploads directory on the server
$file = $_FILES['photo']['tmp_name'];
$size = $_FILES['photo']['size'];

// get id
$id=$_GET['id'];

//check is form is empty
if(empty($_POST['photo'])){
    $cover_msg= "<div class='alert alert-danger'>Empty cover phto field</div>";
}

//check file extension and maximum file size
if (!in_array($extension, ['jpg', 'gif', 'jpeg','png'])) {
    $cover_msg= "<div class='alert alert-danger'>You file extension must be .jpg .jpeg .gif .png</div>";
} elseif ($_FILES['photo']['size'] > 50000000) { // file shouldn't be larger than 1Megabyte
    $cover_msg= "<div class='alert alert-danger'>File too large!</div>";

} else {


// move the uploaded (temporary) file to the specified destination
    if (move_uploaded_file($file, $destination);) {

$sql = "INSERT INTO business(image) VALUES('$filename') WHERE id=$id";  

$cover_msg="<div class='alert alert-success'>Information uploaded Successfully</div>";
if (mysqli_query($conn, $sql)) {
} else {
die( "Failed to upload file".$conn->error);
}

}

}
}
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PLEASE HELP, ANYONE

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Vitalij Mik
$destinationDir = '../images/business.cover' ;
$imagesInDestination = count(glob($destinationDir.'/*'));
$limitReached=$imagesInDestination > 4;
if($limitReached){ //show error }
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Elijah Emmanuel Author

Thanks I really appreciate
But is it possible to use SQL to count the number of times the user have uploaded previously, then check it from the location and pass the error?

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Vitalij Mik

yes it is but, you allow currently SQL injections in your code. i can create a file with SQL Code in the name and can inject it into your database.

And also the ID.

First your SQL Command should look like this

$sql = "INSERT INTO business(image,id) VALUES(?,?) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE image = VALUES(image)";  
//Here we send the SQL to the database and say that in ? those are variables
$statement = mysqli_prepare($conn,$sql); 
//Here we send the variables in extra function so the database can "secure" them. we also say what kind of variables this is, s = string, i= integer, so filename should be a text and id should be a number
mysqli_stmt_bind_param($conn,"si",$filename,$id);
mysqli_stmt_execute($statement); //now we can execute the SQL in the database with secure variables
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this way you will produce multiple entries in your Database. now you can call following SQL before your script starts

$sql ="SELECT COUNT(filename) as countFiles FROM business WHERE id = ?
LIMIT 1
";
$statement = mysqli_prepare($conn,$sql);
mysqli_stmt_bind_param($conn,'i',$id);
mysqli_stmt_execute($statement);
$result = mysqli_stmt_get_result($statement);
$dataFromDatabase = mysqli_fetch_assoc($result);
$limitReached = $dataFromDatabase['countFiles'] > 4;
if($limitReached) {
//TODO
}
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Elijah Emmanuel Author

II really thank you vary much, u are the best

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Hiram

You could set this in php_ini file. Here You have more info stackoverflow.com/questions/403009....

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