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Ectophile is an extension for Ecto models to instantly support file uploads.
Ectophile provides an
attachment_fields/2 macro for your model which is used like:
defmodule MyApp.User do use Ectophile #=> Note that this needs to be used before MyApp.Web so that the callbacks will work use MyApp.Web, :model schema "users" do field :email, :string attachment_fields :avatar timestamps end ... end
attachment_fields/2 in the above example, defines two different fields which are:
field :avatar, Ectophile.Type
field :avatar_upload, :any, virtual: true
:avatar field is where the path to the file in your filesystem and filename is saved.
:avatar_upload is the field we'll use for file uploads.
Keep in mind that you will need to create the necessary
migration to add the
Ectophile fields to your model like so:
defmodule SampleMigration do use Ecto.Migration def change do create table(:users) do add :email add :avatar, :jsonb #=> The column we need for Ectophile's custom field timestamps end end end
Also, set the
:otp_app in your config like:
# config/config.exs use Mix.Config config :ectophile, otp_app: :yourapp
In your application's top-level supervisor's
start/2 function, add the following to setup the directories where your files will be uploaded:
import Ectophile.Helpers def start(_type, _args) do ensure_upload_paths_exist([MyApp.User]) #=> This creates all the required directories for your uploaded files ... end
After doing the migrations and defining your model's
attachment_fields, you can then add file upload field to your model's form like:
... <div class="form-group"> <%= label f, :avatar_upload, "Avatar" %> <%= file_input f, :avatar_upload, class: "form-control" %> </div> ...
That's it!!! Now every time a user uploads a file and submits a form, that file is stored in a configurable location in your
priv/static directory and a reference to that file is stored in your database.
In your template, you can then do:
<img alt="<%= @user.avatar %>" src="<%= static_path(@conn, Ectophile.Helpers.static_path(avatar)) %>">
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