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    If no value in a form field is specified, how do I make mysql input a default value?


    I have a form with first name, last name, and picture (which is the field I want to have a default value for.)

    If the person doesn't pick a file to upload to the mysql database in the form, then I need a default image file is inserted instead.

    The default value specified for the field created when I made the mysql table doesn't work in this case.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    If you insert a null value into the database, then the default value will take effect. If no picture is selected in a <input file> type box, then usually the $filename = "none". Do a check for this and either input null (so the default will work) or just input the default.

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    Hope that helps...

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