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take in file from client machine

 
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i am trying to take file from client machine in server
What to do is?

1) in text box take file path
2) send file path to servlet
3) now?


am i getting wrong or not?

 
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We have a FileUpload faq on the JavaRanch.
 
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i am not getting where to make the directory

private static final String DESTINATION_DIR_PATH ="/files";

now where should i make this folder?
 
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i am not getting where to make the directory

private static final String DESTINATION_DIR_PATH ="/files";

now where should i make this folder?



save the uploaded file(from client) at some central location for example can be file server
or
make some folder on server machine that will always be available and can be treated as file repository with read write permission.
 
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ok now

i have make folder in c: drive

C:\files


Now i have changed that portion of code accordingly



When i try to upload the file
i get beautiful error again and i.e







 
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make sure that folder c:\files directory should exist
and this directory also should have the writing permission


can you post your code how are you accessing this directory.
 
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this way i am using code
 
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try using other drives like f:\\files
 
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could *jnlp* help you?
 
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you are not throwing the real path which you are using check it first.
 
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throw new ServletException(DESTINATION_DIR_PATH+" is not a directory");



use here realPath in place of DESTINATION_DIR_PATH

your exception is misleading you because file object is created by realPath but ServletException is thrown by DESTINATION_DIR_PATH
 
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1 Error is much better than more than one

 
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giving whole code

Code in Servlet




in html


 
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java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.commons.io.output.DeferredFileOutputStream


provide your application this class any how.
 
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The call uploadHandler.parseRequest(request) fails - I get the error that my request is not multipart/form-data.

My jsp:
<form action="attachments" method="post" name="files" enctype="multipart/form-data" >
.....
<input type="file" id="dataFile" name="datafile" size="80" accept="image/gif, image/jpeg, image/png, image/jpg">
....

</form>

When I call request.getContentType, null is returned. It doesn't seem that the header is being set by the enctype parameter.

Any ideas?
 
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