hendraspt hendraspt - 4 months ago 38x
PHP Question

How to show only .pdf file when browse file to upload using Laravel 5.0?

I am using Laravel 5.0. I have a file upload function. It's going well. But I want to make the user only uploaded pdf files. I want when browse a file, the storage only show files with only .pdf files. And I want to have a size limit to file which want to upload.

Here is the view

<div class="form-group">
<label for="upload_file" class="control-label col-sm-2">Upload File</label>
<div class="col-sm-9">
<input class="form-control" type="file" name="upload_file" id="upload_file" required>

Here is the controller

$destination = 'files';

if($request->hasFile('upload_file')) {
$file = $request->file('upload_file');
$extension = $file->getClientOriginalExtension();
$file_name = str_replace('/','_',$request['nomor_surat']) . '-' . $kode_divisi[0]->kode_divisi . '.' . $extension;

$file->move($destination, $file_name );
$upload_file = $file_name;

$surat = new Surat();
$surat->upload_file = $upload_file;

and what should I do next? what should I add in my controller and route and view?


You can limit the user to browse PDF files only with the HTML file input accept attribute:

<input type="file" accept="application/pdf" /> 

To limit the size, you can do it on the server side:

$file = $request->file('upload_file');

//no files larger than 700kb
if ($file->getSize() > 700000)
    //respond not validated, file too big.

You can also validate the file type on the server as well:

if ($file->getClientMimeType() !== 'application/pdf')
    //respond not validated, invalid file type.