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No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted

Updated on December 15, 2011

Dynamic websites are becoming popular day by day. If you have a dynamic website, you are always interested to upgrade that website and add new features for all the website visitors. Instead of doing these type of modifications to the live website, I always recommend you to take a back up all of your full site and install it to your local computer and just implement the new features which you like to add for your live website. For doing these, you need to setup a local site on your computer with a server. To do this, we use a web server, a database and files of that site. Like me, most users often use wamp like server. So, you just take the database back up of your live server and then firstly like to import that database to your local database. But you do all the steps and at last find the error No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted by your PHP configuration. See FAQ 1.16. I faced this problem few hours ago when I just copy the database of my website www.hideMyTips.com and try to import to my local computer database. The size of the database is not so much and it was like 10MB. Don't worry. If you face this type of problem, you will get the solution here. In this page, I will discuss the solution of the problem during database uploading to your local computer.

No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted by your PHP configuration. See FAQ 1.16
No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted by your PHP configuration. See FAQ 1.16

If you face this type of problem to upload your large database to your local computer or if you face the error like No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted by your PHP configuration. See FAQ 1.1, then just try the settings in C:\wamp\bin\apache\apache2.2.8\bin\php.ini. We just need to find the following things in the php.ini file:

  • post_max_size = 8M
  • upload_max_filesize = 2M
  • max_execution_time = 30
  • max_input_time = 60
  • memory_limit = 8M

The above settings are the default settings of php.ini file. Now, we just change the above things like the followings:

post_max_size = 1000M
upload_max_filesize = 1000M
max_execution_time = 10000
max_input_time = 10000
memory_limit = 500M

When you have completed the above settings, then save the file php.ini. Now, restart the wamp server to take effect with the new configuration. After completing these steps, try to upload your database again and you will be able to upload your database to the local computer database or solve the problem No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted by your PHP configuration. See FAQ 1.16.

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      Allen 

      6 years ago

      This problem occurs on Windows 7 as well. To resolve, actively decide where the upload temp file should be. It defaults to C:\Windows\Temp which is pretty standard, but if you update php.ini to set it somewhere else, make sure there is only one instance of upload_tmp_dir in the file. I found 2. What I finally did was:

      1) Followed the above directions regarding size limits for the settings.

      2) Created a folder C:\Temp\phpmyadmin_tmp

      3) Entered my folder name in upload_tmp_dir. looking at other settings, I realized the setting must ENQUOTED i.e.

      "C:\Temp\phpmyadmin_tmp"

      4) Gave the website process workers etc. rights there i.e. NETWORK SERVICE.IIS_IUSRS have pretty much full control. It's a temp directory on my local pc with no internet users accessing the website

      5) Made sure to comment out extraneous upload_tmp_dir in php.ini

      6) I suspect the entire problem was due to the setting upload_tmp_dir and not any of the other bits, at least, for the tiny file I was trying to upload. Larger file uploads may necessitate the changes listed in the main topic.

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