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PHP - Simple Validate File

In this tutorial we will create a Simple Validate File using PHP. This code will validate a file inside your directory if it is exist when the user click the validate button. The code use a PHP POST to initiate a method that validate a file in your folder by the use of file_exist() by adding the path as a parameter. This is a user-friendly kind of program feel free to modify it.

We will be using PHP as a scripting language and interpreter that is used primarily on any webserver including xamp, wamp, etc. It is being use to any famous websites and it has a modern technology that can easily be use by the next generation.

Getting Started:

First you have to download & install XAMPP or any local server that run PHP scripts. Here's the link for XAMPP server

And, this is the link for the bootstrap that i used for the layout design

Creating The Interface

This is where we will create a simple form for our application. To create the forms simply copy and write it into your text editor, then save it as index.php.

  1. <!DOCTYPE html>
  2. <html lang="en">
  3. <head>
  4. <meta charset="UTF-8" name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"/>
  5. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/bootstrap.css"/>
  6. </head>
  7. <body>
  8. <nav class="navbar navbar-default">
  9. <div class="container-fluid">
  10. <a class="navbar-brand" href="">Sourcecodester</a>
  11. </div>
  12. </nav>
  13. <div class="col-md-3"></div>
  14. <div class="col-md-6 well">
  15. <h3 class="text-primary">PHP - Simple Validate File</h3>
  16. <hr style="border-top:1px dotted #ccc;"/>
  17. <div class="col-md-4">
  18. <h6 class="text-danger">Note: All files are text format</h6>
  19. <form action="save_file.php" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">
  20. <div class="form-group">
  21. <label>Filename</label>
  22. <input type="text" name="filename" class="form-control" required="required"/>
  23. </div>
  24. <div class="form-group">
  25. <label>Content</label>
  26. <textarea class="form-control" name="content" style="resize:none; height:150px;" required="required"></textarea>
  27. </div>
  29. <center><button name="save" class="btn btn-primary"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-save"></span> Save</button></center>
  30. </form>
  31. </div>
  32. <div class="col-md-6">
  33. <div class="alert alert-info">Validate File here</div>
  34. <form method="POST" action="">
  35. <div class="form-group">
  36. <label>File Name:</label>
  37. <input type="text" class="form-control" name="file" required="required"/>
  38. <br />
  39. <center><button class="btn btn-primary" name="validate">Validate</button></center>
  40. </div>
  41. </form>
  42. <?php include'validate.php'?>
  43. </div>
  44. </div>
  45. </body>
  46. </html>

Creating the Save File Function
This code contains the saving function of the application. This code will store the uploaded file to its respected folder when the form is submitted. To make this just copy and write these block of codes below inside the text editor, then save it as save_file.php

  1. <?php
  2. if(ISSET($_POST['save'])){
  3. $filename = $_POST['filename'];
  4. $content = $_POST['content'];
  6. $file = fopen('file/'.$filename.".txt", "w") or die("Unable to open file!");
  7. fwrite($file, $content);
  9. fclose($file);
  11. header("location: index.php");
  12. }
  13. ?>

Creating the Main Function

This code contains the main function of the application. This code will validate a file if exist when the button is clicked. To make this just copy and write these block of codes below inside the text editor, then save it as validate.php

  1. <?php
  2. if(ISSET($_POST['validate'])){
  3. $filename = $_POST['file'];
  4. if(file_exists('file/'.$filename)){
  5. echo "<center class='alert-success'><h4>File ".$filename." exist!</h4></center>";
  6. }else{
  7. echo "<center class='alert-danger'><h4>File ".$filename." does not exist!</h4></center>";
  8. }
  10. }
  11. ?>

There you have it we successfully created Simple Validate File using PHP. I hope that this simple tutorial help you to what you are looking for. For more updates and tutorials just kindly visit this site. Enjoy Coding!

Note: Due to the size or complexity of this submission, the author has submitted it as a .zip file to shorten your download time. After downloading it, you will need a program like Winzip to decompress it.

Virus note: All files are scanned once-a-day by for viruses, but new viruses come out every day, so no prevention program can catch 100% of them.


1. Re-scan downloaded files using your personal virus checker before using it.
2. NEVER, EVER run compiled files (.exe's, .ocx's, .dll's etc.)--only run source code.

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