Hunain Tariq Khan Hunain Tariq Khan - 1 year ago 89
MySQL Question

can't upload image to database in codeigniter

I have tried almost all the forums on google but can't find a solution
to this problem, i have a product upload form which have two upload
images options as well, but i can't to seem upload any image to
database, neither i can't get the upload path method working. help me
out please. what is the best possible way to upload images to db?

**Controller File**

class Admin extends CI_Controller{

function __construct(){

public function index(){
$data['cats'] = $this->admin_model->get_cats();
$data['brands'] = $this->admin_model->get_brands();
$this->load->view('admin_view', $data, $data);

$data['upload_data'] = $this->upload->data();
$image = base_url("uploads/". $data['raw_name'] . $data['file_ext']);
$_POST['product_img1'] = $image;
//$image_url = $this->upload->data('full_path');

$product = array(
'product_name' => $this->input->post('name'),
'brand_id' => $this->input->post('brands'),
'cat_id' => $this->input->post('catagories'),
'product_price' => $this->input->post('price'),
'product_desc' => $this->input->post('desc'),
'product_img1' => $this->input->post('img')
//$insert_id = $this->admin_model->form_insert($product);

$config = array(
'upload_path' => "./images/",
'allowed_types' => "gif|jpg|png|jpeg",
'overwrite' => true

$this->load->library('upload', $config);

$data = $this->upload->data();
$image = base_url("./uploads/". $data['raw_name'] . $data['file_ext']);
$_POST['image'] = $image;
//if (!empty($_POST)) {
// Loading model
//$data = array('product_img1' => $this->upload->data());
//$file_data = $this->upload->data();
//$data['product_img1'] = base_url().'/uploads/'.$file_data['file_name'];

//$product_img1 = $_FILES['product_img1']['name'];
//$product_img2 = $_FILES['product_img2']['name'];

//$temp_name1 = $_FILES['product_img1']['tmp_name'];
//$temp_name2 = $_FILES['product_img2']['tmp_name'];

//m_checkstatus(conn, identifier)ove_uploaded_file($temp_name1, "uploads/$product_img1");
//move_uploaded_file($temp_name2, "uploads/$product_img2");


// Calling model
//$id = $this->admin_model->form_insert($data);
**Model File**
class admin_model extends CI_Model{
function __construct() {
function form_insert($product){
// Inserting in Table(students) of Database(college)
$insert = $this->db->insert('products', $product);
return $insert;

function get_cats(){
$query = $this->db->get();
return $query->result_array();

function get_brands(){
$query = $this->db->get();
return $query->result_array();


Answer Source

This question was already answered here

$this->input->post('img') in model won't work to retrieve the image information. Because the images are stored in $_FILES not in $_POST. So you need to use the upload library in codeignitor like below.

Also, make sure that your form contains the enctype="multipart/form-data" attr and your column type is blob in the database.

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