naseeba c naseeba c - 1 year ago 132
PHP Question

How to upload multiple files in codeigniter 3.0.1

How to upload multiple files in codeigniter 3.0.1. There are similar issues and solutions in stackoverflow but unfortunately non of them are helping to fix the issue I am facing.

This is the error message appearing

You did not select a file to upload
with my current code

view (addGallery)

<h2>Add Gallery</h2>
<?php echo form_open('Newsupload/gallery', ['id'=>'news', 'name'=>'news', 'method'=>'post','enctype'=>'multipart/form-data']) ?>

<div class="grp width-50">
<label for="name">Album Name</label>
<input type="text" name="name" id="name" value="" placeholder="">
<div class="grp width-100">
<div id="selectedFiles"></div>
<input type="file" id="files" name="files[]" multiple size="20"><br/>
<?php if (isset($error)) {
echo $error;
} ?>
<grp class="grp width-100">

controller (gallery)

public function gallery()


$files = $_FILES;
$cpt = count($_FILES['files']['name']);
for($i=0; $i<$cpt; $i++)
$_FILES['files']['name']= $files['files']['name'][$i];
$_FILES['files']['type']= $files['files']['type'][$i];
$_FILES['files']['tmp_name']= $files['files']['tmp_name'][$i];
$_FILES['files']['error']= $files['files']['error'][$i];
$_FILES['files']['size']= $files['files']['size'][$i];

// $this->upload->do_upload('files[]');
if (!$this->upload->do_upload('files[]'))
$error =['error' => $this->upload->display_errors()];
$this->load->view('admin/addGallery', $error);
public function set_upload_options()
$config['upload_path'] = getcwd().'/upload/';
$config['allowed_types'] = 'gif|jpg|jpeg|png';
$config['remove_spaces'] = true;
return $config;

Answer Source

By default codeIgniter doesn't support multi-file upload. So you can use this library CodeIgniter Multiple Upload Library

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