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Extract File Upload Name in Email Notification

  1. I am trying to obtain the file name of my file upload in my gravity form notification email section. If I use the {all_fields} tag the email I get for the file upload shows the file name as the text of the link. However when I just want a specific file upload tag like {Attach file 1: 6}, the email I get shows the full url as the text of the link. Is there a way to format the tag so I only get the file name as the text of the link?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Still waiting to hear a response. It has been over a week.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday August 3, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Thank you for bumping the topic. Sometimes the topics fall off our radar. It was unintentional. My apologies. I will take a look through the code and see what provides this functionality so we can use it in your notification. I will post back in a bit.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday August 3, 2012 | Permalink
  4. I was not able to figure out in the plugin code if it's possible to use just the sanitized filename or not. I worked around the problem by creating a shortcode you can use in your notification area. Add this code to your theme's functions.php.

    add_shortcode ('gf_filename', 'uploaded_file_basename');
    function uploaded_file_basename( $atts, $content = null ) {
            $filename = basename($content);
            return $filename;

    Use the shortcode in your notification like this:

    [gf_filename]{MERGE TAG}[/gf_filename]

    Wrap the merge tag from the drop down in the shortcode [gf_filename]. That will output the plain text filename as it was being used in the {all_fields} notification.

    If you want to link the file to the name, exactly as it is when used in the {all_fields} notification, you can do this:

    <a href="{MERGE TAG}" title="click to view">[gf_filename]{MERGE TAG}[/gf_filename]</a>

    Be sure to use the drop down for your actual merge tag, to replace {MERGE TAG} in this example. Please let me know if you have any questions about that.

    For reference, I put the code online here as well:

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday August 3, 2012 | Permalink
  5. excellent. That worked great. Wouldnt it be better in a future release of the plugin to have this functionality built in?

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday August 7, 2012 | Permalink
  6. It's a good idea. It may be built in already, but I could not find it easily, so I worked around it. I'll tag this as a feature request and bring it to the attention of the developers. Maybe I made hard work of something which was actually very easy. Thank you.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday August 7, 2012 | Permalink

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