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Help manually attaching a image to resource

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by CrispinP, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. CrispinP

    CrispinP Well-Known Member

    Hi folks,

    In an add-on I'm working on I have to manually attach a file to a resource.
    I had it working by manually copying to the file to the data directory, and inserting the various bits into the xf_attachment and xf_attachment_data tables but thought that was a bit messy.

    So, I picked apart the importer code and now have this:
            $temporaryImageDirectory = XenForo_Helper_File::getTempDir();
            $basename = basename($sourceFile);
    // make sure basename fits 100 character limit
            if (strlen($basename) > 100)
                $strlen = strlen($basename);
                $pos_start = $strlen - 100;
                $basename = substr($basename,$pos_start);
            $tempFullPath = tempnam(XenForo_Helper_File::getTempDir(), 'xf'). "." . $ext;
    //doing other stuff here, code removed        
    //here a valid image file exists and can be opened in any image viewer. 
            $filex = new XenForo_Upload("preview1.jpg", $tempFullPath);
            $uploadDate = time();
            $att = $this->getModelFromCache('XenForo_Model_Attachment');
            $dataExtra = array('upload_date' => $uploadDate, 'attach_count' => 1);
            $data_id = $att->insertUploadedAttachmentData($filex, $currentUserId, $dataExtra);
            $dw = XenForo_DataWriter::create('XenForo_DataWriter_Attachment');
            $dw->setImportMode(true); //not yet sure if I should have this in or not.
                'data_id' => $data_id,
                'content_type' => 'resource_update',
                'content_id' => $resourceId,
                'attach_date' => $uploadDate,
                'unassociated' => 0
            $newAttachmentId = $dw->get('attachment_id');
            print "newAttachmentId:" . $newAttachmentId;
    I get back data_id and newAttachmentId but they don't exist in the DB.
    Is there an uncommited transaction I need to commit?

    is there a "global" save I need to call?

  2. CrispinP

    CrispinP Well-Known Member

    disregard - it looks like it does show up in the DB if the page loads to completion. As part of debug I print and die. That caused the red herring :(

    But - on the page now all I see is :
    View attachment 47477

    if I click on it I can view the image. But it does not embed into the message even though I updated the message with View attachment 47477

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