How To Insert Multiple Image in PHP MySQL

How To Insert Multiple Image in PHP MySQL

Good day! Today, I will tackle How to Insert Multiple Image in PHP MySQL. I hope that this topic would help you especially those newbie programmers who find it difficulty in inserting image MySQL Database using PHP.

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Steps How to Insert Multiple Image in PHP MySQL

Step 1. Database Setup

In this step, we are going to execute a query that will create a table that will serve as storage for our images. This table named “tbl_images”.

CREATE TABLE `tbl_images` (
	`location` VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL,

Step 2. Setting Up Connection

In this step, we will create a connection between PHP and MySQL.

Here’s the following code.

$host = "localhost";
$user = "root";
$password = "";
$database = "db_name";
	$conn = new mysqli($host, $user, $password, $database);
            die("FAILED:" . $conn->connect_error);


Step 3. Create index.php file

In index.php file, it will allow the user to select the image. Here’s the following code.

 <form method="POST" action="insert.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
        <input type="file" name="files[]" multiple>
        <input type="submit" name="submit" value="ADD">

Step 4. Create insert.php file

In this file, it will insert your image location to your database.

 $output = '';  
      foreach ($_FILES['files']['name'] as $name => $value)  
           $file_name = explode(".", $_FILES['files']['name'][$name]);  
           $allowed_ext = array("jpg", "jpeg", "png", "gif");  
           if(in_array($file_name[1], $allowed_ext))  
                $new_name = md5(rand()) . '.' . $file_name[1];  
                $sourcePath = $_FILES['files']['tmp_name'][$name];  
                $targetPath = "filelocation/".$new_name;  
                $sql = "INSERT INTO tbl_images (id, location) VALUES (null, '{$targetPath}')";
                $image = mysqli_query($conn,$sql);
                if(move_uploaded_file($sourcePath, $targetPath))  

            alert ("Successfully added.");
            window.location = "index.php";

Step. 5 Finally, create a folder named filelocation for the destination of the image.

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