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Upload Files - Actionscript error


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3 December 2007 at 4:23pm Community Member, 5 Posts

I've just started trying out Silverstripe and having a problem with uploading files, and receive a flash actionscript error

TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference. at SWFUpload/::IOError_Handler()

PHP Version 5.1.4
Flash Player: 9,0,45,0
Server: Apache/Linux

I have tried using both Firefox and IE7 on different computers with the same result

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated


4 December 2007 at 11:35pm Community Member, 5 Posts

I've upgraded to PHP 5.2.4 still no luck


5 December 2007 at 12:26am Community Member, 48 Posts

Hi there,

Not sure if this helps, but I found that error mentioned on a forum ( nothing to do with SS )

And a reply stated it was a write permission issue.

regards, Dave Porter


5 December 2007 at 12:57am Community Member, 5 Posts

Thanks for the suggestion

I probably should have mentioned, PHP5 is running as suexec , so dont need to set write permissions

I dont know if its normal, but when first loggin into admin, it takes a rather long time to load, once logged in its acceptable


5 December 2007 at 10:13am Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

Please provide...

- Flash version
- Browser and version
- Operating System and version


It may be that you need to upgrade Flash, but I don't know enough from you to be confident with that suggestion :)


6 December 2007 at 2:43am Community Member, 5 Posts

Flash Player: 9,0,45,0
OS: XP Pro SP2
Browser: Firefox, FireFox3 beta, IE7

I believe I have all the lastest updates

I have tested on 3 different computers


6 December 2007 at 4:46am Community Member, 5 Posts


Check /tmp to see if the upload file is making it in there first. I would still try to chmod 777 the upload directory even though your running php through suexec.


7 December 2007 at 11:30am (Last edited: 7 December 2007 11:31am), Community Member, 5 Posts

Appears the problem is only my (3) computers, had someone else try and all was ok.

Tried reinstalling flash still not working, the above flash player version was for Firefox, I have 9,0,115,0 installed for IE7