function file_validate_name_length

Checks for files with names longer than we can store in the database.


$file: A Drupal file object.

Return value

An array. If the file name is too long, it will contain an error message.

Related topics

1 call to file_validate_name_length()
FileValidatorTest::testFileValidateNameLength in drupal/modules/simpletest/tests/file.test
This will ensure the filename length is valid.


drupal/includes/, line 1719
API for handling file uploads and server file management.


function file_validate_name_length(stdClass $file) {
  $errors = array();
  if (empty($file->filename)) {
    $errors[] = t("The file's name is empty. Please give a name to the file.");
  if (strlen($file->filename) > 240) {
    $errors[] = t("The file's name exceeds the 240 characters limit. Please rename the file and try again.");
  return $errors;