PHP image upload help needed

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I need a very small help. NO high ballers please as this is a very very small job.

I don't need you to do anything, I just need you to tell me what to do and I will do it myself.

here is the exact details:

I have a PHP code that will allow me to upload images onto my server and it will renames the files so they won't overwrite each other.

I need to know how I can save the renamed files name on the mysql databse.

here is my PHP code:


function findexts ($filename)


$filename = strtolower($filename) ;

$exts = split("[/\.]", $filename) ;

$n = count($exts)-1;

$exts = $exts[$n];

return $exts;


//This gets al=$_POST['vehichle'];l the other information from the form





// Connects to your Database

mysql_connect("localhost", "myUsername", "pass") or die(mysql_error()) ;

mysql_select_db("databaseName") or die(mysql_error()) ;

//This applies the function to our file

$ext = findexts ($_FILES['uploaded']['name']) ;

//This line assigns a random number to a variable. You could also use a timestamp here if you prefer.

$ran = rand () ;

//This takes the random number (or timestamp) you generated and adds a . on the end, so it is ready of the file extension to be appended.

$ran2 = $ran.".";

//This assigns the subdirectory you want to save into... make sure it exists!

$target = "images22/";

//This combines the directory, the random file name, and the extension

$target = $target. $ran2.$ext;

if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploaded']['tmp_name'], $target))


echo "The file has been uploaded as ".$ran2.$ext;




echo "Sorry, there was a problem uploading your file.";


//Writes the information to the database

mysql_query("INSERT INTO `employees` VALUES ('$vehichle_name', '$vehichle', '$contact', '$upload')") ;


at the moment the script above will upload the image and renames it and saves it in folder images22 successfuly.

i.e. Uploades [url removed, login to view] and gives it a random name like [url removed, login to view] and saves as as 234523123123.png. this is well and good but when I look into my databse it showes the image with its original name which is [url removed, login to view] instead of [url removed, login to view]!!

can someone please help me with this as I have been trying to do this for 2 days with no avail.


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