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Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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SWFUpload: auto logout and processing stuck

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126 Posts

18 August 2010 at 10:05pm

Edited: 18/08/2010 10:11pm


I use the latest (trunk) version of SWFUpload (rev 432), DataUploadManager (rev 432) and the Gallery and Silverstripe 4.1.

I have some problems that appeared in earlier forum posts (e.g. here and here) but none of the solutions helped.

I tried to

  • * update everything to the latest trunk version.

  • * set the assets folder permissions to recursive 777

  • * session.use_only_cookies is off

  • * SWFUploadField.php contains SWFUploadConfig::addPostParam('PHPSESSID',session_id());

  • * I tried some small patches to Sapphire that were mentioned in another related post (didn't help so I reverted the changes)

  • * and a number of other things that didn't seem to work

Here is the SWFUpload debug of the failed upload.

The upload fails in the CMS in the "Files & Images" tab.

However, the upload works perfectly well in the CMS "Pages" tab when I add images to a gallery. It shows "processing" and then "completed". No issues. Here is the "healthy" debug.

What I also notice is that every time I upload or try to upload images (both in the "Files & Images" and the "Pages" tab I get logged out. I'm just guessing but this might be connected to the problem.

I'm looking forward to the new module that will replace the SWFUploader but for the meanwhile I hope I'll find a way to fix the issue so that my client can use the site properly.

I need SWFUpload for the gallery, otherwise I get a fatal error. Or is there any way to disable SWFUpload except for the gallery module or Dataobject Manager? I know that the built-in "Files & Images" uploader works.

Any hint is appreciated. I really don't know what else I could try.



126 Posts

18 August 2010 at 11:26pm

Edited: 18/08/2010 11:32pm

Hi again,

OK, here is a (temporary) solution for my problem. Hopefully until I can replace it with the new replacement module for SWFUpload. Very very very very very ugly ... you have been warned. I'm off on holiday on Friday and I don't want to take a heavy suitcase of coding problems with me and leave an unhappy client behind.

I simply added the if condition below around all code of the following files:


Added code in green:

if (!preg_match("/^\/admin\/assets\//",$_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"])) {

class SWFUploadField extends FileField


So just ignore any of the code of all 3 files if we are in the Assets area, i.e. "Files & Images". So the Assets area uses the default file upload field.

I told you it was ugly - but it does the trick.

I still get logged out when I upload images to the gallery, but for now I can live with that. I'm very much looking forward to the new module though!

Oh, and if anyone does have a more elegant solution or can solve my problem as described above please please do post!



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19 August 2010 at 1:37am



126 Posts

19 August 2010 at 11:27am

Perfect! Thank you!


Community Member, 25 Posts

7 September 2010 at 1:48am

UncleCheese, can you document that in Thanks!