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Hi,

I'm facing the issue where a customer has only 1GB of RAM on its server available (and doesn't want to upgrade).

They have a few large files (videos) that they want on the website but when uploading via the processwire backend the progress bar gets stock after some time (assuming because it ran out of RAM).

I see that files are saved to site/assets/files/1048 and 1048 being the page id. I tried uploading the files via ftp (to avoid the shortage of RAM) to the same folder but the images don't appear in the files field.

I'm assuming the files field is just an array with the file names that are then searched in site/assets/files/1048 . Is there a way where I can have the field look for other files in that folder and have it automatically added to the array so it appears in the files field of the page?

My attempt didn't work and I didn't quite understand why:

$directory = "../../files/1048"; // files uploaded here via ftp
$page->of(false);
foreach (scandir($directory) as $file) { //go through all files
    if ($file !== '.' && $file !== '..') {
        echo $file;
        $page->file->add($file);
    }
}
$page->save();
$page->of(true);

 

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Is your echo showing the file? I would have used:

$directory = $config->paths->assets . "files/1048/"; // files uploaded here via ftp

or maybe wire()->config ... depending on context

Is 'file' the name of your files field?

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yes the echo is showing the file name (handout.pdf).

one issue I see is that the file name in the PW "file" field is all lowercase however the name of the file is not.
I tried renaming the file to the newly added entry in the array of the "file" field but that didn't work either.

echo rename($directory . '/' . $file,$directory . '/' . $page->file->last()->name);

I then saw the entry in the "file" field in PW and it always showed 1kB as the size. When clicking on the name to open the document in a new tab the path would be correct and a loading animation appears but the file is not shown. Not sure why.

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Yes absolutely! I am using Tracy Debuggers console to try the script but I wasn't sure if it is at all possible what I'm trying to achieve and if my assumption was correct.

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I'm assuming the files field is just an array with the file names that are then searched in site/assets/files/1048

But I'll try some more debugging.

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Turns out the pdf file was actually broken and the code was working just fine...

For anyone else who might end up here, this is the code I used (in Tracy Debugger console):

// $page->files targets the field on the page with name "file". Change name with your own
$directory = $directory = $config->paths->assets . "files/$page->id/"; //path to asset folder of current page
$page->of(false);
foreach (scandir($directory) as $file) { // loop through all files in directory
    if ($file !== '.' && $file !== '..') {
    if ($page->files->has($file)) { continue;} //skip if file is already in field
    $page->files->append($file); //append file to field
    $files->rename($directory . $file, $directory . $page->files->last()->name); //rename original file to name in field after sanitizer
    }
}
$page->save();
$page->of(true);

thanks @MarkE for your assistance

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