Yii2 Get path of uploated file


Is there a way to get the full path for the uploaded file like $file->baseName?

Thank You!

The uploaded file has a tempName property, is that what you’re looking for?

Not really.
I need path where is selected file on Computer (Ex Desktop)
I need the full path for this:
$objPHPExcel = \PHPExcel_IOFactory::load($file);
$sheetData = $objPHPExcel->getActiveSheet()->toArray(null, true, true, true);
$file is the full path of excel file who i want to parse

This is not how file uploads work, as this would be a big security issue if you could read from the user Desktop.

Usually, you make the user pick a file, a copy of the file is uploaded to your server, you store and name that copy like you want, and then you read from that copy in your script.

Thanks for your answer!

How can I upload a copy of file to my local yii server and use it from there ?
if I try something like this :
$this->myFile->saveAs(‘tmp/’.$this->myFile->baseName . ‘.’ . $this->myFile->extension); i have an error .

I need something like this : user select an excel file, then I display the data from that selected file without save it. I didn t find any solution,

Could you help me please?


What is the error you’re getting ?

The error is : failed to open stream: No such file or directory
I have tmp folder in my aplication. I think that saveAs want something like C:\basic\tmp.

Is there any way to get data from uploaded excel file without save it ?

Make sure you provide a valid path for the upload, you can use aliases for example:


Don’t hesitate to provide more code and the line where the error happens, it doesn’t seem to be related to that line