I’m uploading file as part of a view and renaming them to numeric filenames for security reasons. In my model, I generate a new filename for when the user chooses to access the file.
So in my controller I presently do something like
where Filename is the numeric filename which is stored on the server
My question is, how can use sendFile() but give the file a new name for downloading by the user.
Say, in my system (both saved physically and in the db) the file is known as 123.jpg ($model->Filename), but I want it to show up to the user a castle.jpg (the proper name will come from $model->SaveFilename)?
Do I have to resave the file to the new name (make a duplicate) just to be able to serve it to them? Am I going about this the wrong way?
See the signature of this method - Response::sendFile($filePath, $attachmentName = null, $options = )
$attachmentName - the file name shown to the user. If null, it will be determined from
When in doubt always look at the code of method you are using. If the method does not offer what you seek scroll through the class code, maybe there is a different one that does. If nothing is found search for tips in documentation, then google it. Asking a question and waiting for reply should be the last thing in this process because it’s relatively slow way of getting the answer.
Thank you Bizley!
I have had a hard time with the documentation. I don’t know why, but I often read, re-read, re-read, … and just never understand. That said, the more I develop, I am finally starting to see the light and the end of the tunnel and some of it is starting to make sense now. I will endeavor to check it (as I did not in this instance and should have!).
Thank you for taking the time to help me with my problem and guide me. It is greatly appreciated!!!