Jim W Jim W - 5 months ago 13x
Javascript Question

PHP Not Able To Get POST value passed from AJAX

I'm following what this post mentioned to upload a file. A little difference is I added one more text input field on the form. The image file is uploaded to server successfully but it seems the value in input field doesn't get passed to PHP for database update. The database function is fired and database record added but missing the value from the form.

Can anyone point me out what I missed? Thanks.

form: '#frmSlide',
modules: 'file, html5',
validateOnBlur: false,
errorMessagePosition: 'top', // Instead of 'element' which is default
scrollToTopOnError: false, // Set this property to true if you have a long form
onSuccess: function($form) {
var file_data = $('#a_imgfile').prop('files')[0];
var form_data = new FormData();
form_data.append('file', file_data);
url: 'slide_upd.php', // point to server-side PHP script
dataType: 'text', // what to expect back from the PHP script, if anything
cache: false,
contentType: false,
processData: false,
data: form_data,
type: 'post',
success: function(data) {

<form action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];?>" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" class="form-horizontal" id="frmSlide">
<div class="form-group">
<label class="col-sm-4 control-label" for="imgfile">Image file</label>
<div class="col-sm-8">
<input type="file" id="a_imgfile" data-validation="required mime size" data-validation-allowing="jpg, png, gif" data-validation-ratio="1:1" data-validation-max-size="1M" data-validation-error-msg="An image file is mandatory." />
<div class="form-group">
<div class="col-sm-8 col-md-offset-4" id="image-holder">
<div class="form-group">
<label class="col-sm-4 control-label" for="seq">Sequence</label>
<div class="col-sm-8">
<input class="form-control server" name="a_seq" id="a_seq" type="number" min="1" max="4" value="" placeholder="Enter display sequence of this slide" data-validation-error-msg="Only 1 to 4 is allowed." />
<div class="form-group">
<div class="col-sm-offset-4 col-sm-8">
<button name="btnUpd" id="btnUpd" type="submit" class="clsUpd btn btn-primary"><i class="fa fa-floppy-o"></i>&nbsp;Update</button>


$image_name = $_FILES['file']['name'];
$image_size = $_FILES['file']['size'];
$image_temp = $_FILES['file']['tmp_name'];

move_uploaded_file($image_temp, 'img/'.$image_name);

$seq = $_POST['a_seq'];

function addSlide($seq) {
$seq = (int)$seq;
mysql_query("INSERT INTO slide (seq, lastchgat)
VALUES ('$seq', now())") or die(mysql_error());

  1. The a_seq is not appended to the form_data.
  2. add var a_seq = $('#a_seq').val();
  3. form_data.append('a_seq', a_seq);
  4. Should be good to go