can not update a record without uploading an image

I been trying to deal with a website that was written by another programmer. the website is built with yii 1.1.4

it seems that i can not update a "store" record without uploading a new picture every time. here is the message i get when i try to update without uploading an image: "Please fix the following input errors:

Picture cannot be blank."

the picture field (aka "icon_filename") is not even required. also, most of the records do not have any picture uploaded yet.

anybody know what is the problem and could please help?

here is the code:


public function rules() {

    // NOTE: you should only define rules for those attributes that

    // will receive user inputs.

    return array(

        array('name, stream_id, full_address,about, country_id', 'required', 'on' => array('create')),

        array('status, stream_id, lock_version', 'numerical', 'integerOnly' => true),

        array('name, email', 'length', 'max' => 255),

        array('about, full_address, website_url', 'length', 'max' => 500),

        array('website_url, maps_service_url', 'url'),

        array('phone, fax', 'length', 'max' => 30),

        array('phone, fax', 'PcSimplePhoneValidator'),

        array('country_id, region_id, assigned_user, created_by, last_updated_by_user_id', 'length', 'max' => 10),

        array('assigned_user', 'validateAssignedUser', 'except' => 'search'),

        array('city_id', 'length', 'max' => 6),

        array('icon_filename', 'file',

            'types' => "jpg,jpeg",

            'wrongType' => Yii::t('StoresModule.forms', "Invalid file type. These are the supported file types: {extensions}"),

            'maxSize' => 1048576,


        array('icon_filename', 'file', 'allowEmpty' =>true, 'on' => 'update'),

        array('updated_on', 'safe'),

        // The following rule is used by search().

        // Please remove those attributes that should not be searched.

        array('id, name, email, stream_id, searchText, status, about, full_address, phone, fax, website_url, country_id, region_id, city_id, icon_filename, assigned_user', 'safe', 'on' => 'search'),





 * Updates a particular model.

 * If update is successful, the browser will be redirected to the 'view' page.


 * @param integer $id the ID of the model to be updated

 * @throws CHttpException


public function actionUpdate($id) {

    /* @var Store $model */

    $model = $this->loadModel($id);

    // set scenario to update to allow empty image - meaning no replacement of Store image

    $model->scenario = 'update';

    if ($model === null) {

        Yii::log("Store update requested with id $id but no such record found!", CLogger::LEVEL_INFO, __METHOD__);

        throw new CHttpException(404, Yii::t("StoresModule.general", 'The requested page does not exist.'));


    if (Yii::app()->user->checkAccess('edit Store')) {

        // do nothing. edit is allowed.


    else if (!is_null($model->assignedUser)) {

        // some user is assigned to this Store

        if (Yii::app()->user->checkAccess('edit assigned Store', array('assigned_user' => $model->assignedUser->id, 'user_id' => Yii::app()->user->id))) {

            // do nothing. this user is the assigned user and therefore is allowed to edit.



    else {

        Yii::log("User (id=" . Yii::app()->user->id . ") tried to edit Store with id=$id but no such record. Giving him a **404** error", CLogger::LEVEL_WARNING, "SECURITY " . __METHOD__);

        throw new CHttpException(404, Yii::t("StoresModule.general", 'The requested page does not exist.'));


    if (isset($_POST['Store'])) {

        $model->attributes = $_POST['Store'];

        // use aux variable for manipulating the image file.

        $image = CUploadedFile::getInstance($model, 'icon_filename');

        // check if a new image weas submitted or not:

        if ($image) {

            /* the only thing that might have changed in the update is the extension name of the image. therefore,

                                 * if something was submitted, and since we already know the ID of the Store, we can determine the full

                                 * updated icon_filename attribute of the model prior to its save() (unlike in create action - see there...).


            $model->icon_filename = $model->getImageFsFilename($image);


        if ($model->save()) {

            // save the updated image, if any

            if ($image) {


                // create the thumbnail image file:

                /* @var simple_image $thumbnail */

                $thumbnail = Yii::app()->imageResizer->load($model->icon_filename);




            $this->redirect(array('view', 'slug' => $model->generateUniqueSlug()));



    $this->render('update', array(

        'model' => $model,



You’ve got it as empty allowed but on the controller there are instructions can not work with out a value… Try that part and tell me please…

thanks! needed to add a “‘allowEmpty’=>true” to each appearance of the ‘icon_filename’ rule.

Ok, any time bro, good luck