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Upload Form using Ajax Jquery

Upload Form using Ajax Jquery

Upload Form using Ajax Jquery

This post explains how to upload a form using Ajax, Jquery and PHP.

JQuery provides a library for this purpose and ajaxForm is method for this.

Submitting a form with AJAX doesn’t get any easier than this!


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Sample database design for table name contact.

This table contains id (primary key), name, document, message and inserted_on

 `name` varchar(100) NOT NULL,
 `document` varchar(100) NOT NULL,
 `message` text NOT NULL,
 `inserted_on` date NOT NULL,


Contains simple HTML.

<form method="post" action="submitForm.php" id="frmContact"
name="frmContact" enctype="multipart/form-data">

The enctype attribute specifies how the form-data should be
encoded when submitting it to the server and multipart/form-data
means  no characters are encoded. This value is required when
you are using forms that have a file upload control.
 <span id="responseMessage"></span><br/>

 It is used for display the response message from server.
 <fieldset class="formClass" id="formClass">

 <label>Name: </label>
 <input type="text" name="name">

 <label>Document: </label>
 <input type="file" name="updDocument"><br/><br/>
 <span class="docFormate">Only JPG,PNG and DOC allowed with less
than 2MB size.</span>

 <label>Message: </label>
 <textarea name="message"></textarea>

 <span id="submitBtn">
 <input type="submit" name="submitForm" value="Submit"
class="button marL114" onclick="return validForm()">
 <input type="reset" name="reset" value="Reset" class="button">
 <span id="flashShow"></span>

It is used for display the loading image.

Java Script Section

Contains the most important part of this tutorial.

jquery.form.js is jquery library. If the server response is other than done, than simply show the response message and if server response is done than just hide the form or reset the form and show success message.

<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-1.4.1.min.js">
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.form.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
function validForm(){
 $("#submitBtn").hide();   // Hide submit and reset button
 $("#flashShow").show();   // Show loading image
 $("#flashShow").html('<img src="image/loading.gif"
class="marL114" border="0" />');
 var options ={success: function(data)
 $("#flashShow").hide();  // Hide loading image
 $("#submitBtn").show();  // Again show buttons
 if(data=='done'){        // If server response is done
 $("#formClass").hide(); // If you dont wana hide the form than
only reset using jquery
 $("#responseMessage").html('Thank you for submitting your
contact information<br/>');
 return false;


Contains PHP code with name, message and document validation scripts and if all the condition full fill, upload document into upload_doc folder with document name rename into timestamp.

 $response[] = "Please enter your name";

If Name is empty than put error message in response array and if
it is not empty than Escapes special characters from name using
function mysql_real_escape_string and put in variable.
 $response[] = "Please enter your message";

If Message is empty than put error message in response array and
if it is not empty than Escapes special characters from message
using function mysql_real_escape_string and put in variable.
if (!empty($_FILES['updDocument']['name'])) {

$valid_document_formats = array("jpg", "png", "doc");
// Only JPG,PNG and DOC Document formate allowed in this script

// 2MB Size allowed for document
$documentName = $_FILES['updDocument']['name'];
// Actual Document Name

$documentSize = $_FILES['updDocument']['size'];
// Actual Document Size
list($txt, $ext) = explode(".", $documentName);
// Get Actual Document Formate

if (in_array($ext, $valid_document_formats)) {
// Check Document Formate
if ($documentSize < $valid_document_size) {
// Check Document Size

$actual_document_name = time() . "." . $ext;
// Document New Name

$tmpDoc = $_FILES['updDocument']['tmp_name'];
$response[] = "Document size max 2 MB";
// Error Message for max size

$response[] = "Invalid Document format";
// Error Message for Invalid format size

} else{
$response[] = "Please select your Document";
// If response array is not empty means some error occur in
validation than show validation messages
foreach($response as $errorMessage)
echo ucwords($errorMessage).'<br/><br/>';
// folder name for document upload

// Upload image
$query="insert into contact(name,document,message,inserted_on)
if($result > 0){
echo 'done';
echo 'Please try after some time<br/>';
echo 'Please Try after some time<br/>';


Contains database connectivity code

$mysql_db_hostname = "Host name";
$mysql_db_user = "UserName";
$mysql_db_password = "Password";
$mysql_db_database = "Database Name";

$con = mysql_connect($mysql_db_hostname, $mysql_db_user,
$mysql_db_password) or die("Could not connect database");
mysql_select_db($mysql_db_database, $con) or die("Could not
select database");


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