I have a custom module. I am using this module to upload images through admin. I have 6 more form fields in my module. I am currently using one table to store values of these form fields. However as like in magento, i am planning to store image values in another table. My table structure is given below.

Table : Banner

        Fields :  banner_id( primary_key , int(11) ) 

                  banner_name( varchar (250) )

                  banner_count( small_int (6) )

                  status( small_int (6) )  

                  store_id( varchar (250) )   

Table : banner_images

        Fields : bi_id( primary_key , int (11) ) 

                 banner_id( int (11) ) //this should be the 'banner_id' of banner which holds this imge

                 bi_name( varchar (255) ) //stores image_name

My current edit file look like this:

class Karaokeshop_Banner_Block_Adminhtml_Banner_Edit extends Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Widget_Form_Container
    public function __construct()
        $this->_objectId = 'id';
        $this->_blockGroup = 'banner';
        $this->_controller = 'adminhtml_banner';
        $this->_updateButton('save', 'label', Mage::helper('banner')->__('Save Banner'));
        $this->_updateButton('delete', 'label', Mage::helper('banner')->__('Delete Banner'));


    public function getHeaderText()
        if( Mage::registry('banner_data') && Mage::registry('banner_data')->getId() ) 
            return Mage::helper('banner')->__("Edit Banner");
            return Mage::helper('banner')->__('Add Banner');

My sql file look like this :

      $installer = $this;
          DROP TABLE IF EXISTS {$this->getTable('banner')};
              CREATE TABLE {$this->getTable('banner')} (
                  `banner_id` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL auto_increment,
                  `banner_name` varchar(255) NOT NULL default '',
                  `banner_count` smallint(6) NOT NULL default '0',
                  `status` smallint(6) NOT NULL default '0',
                  `store_id` varchar(255) NOT NULL default '',
                  `img` varchar(255) NOT NULL default '',
                   PRIMARY KEY (`banner_id`)
             ) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8;

How can I achieve this? Please provide links, if there is any tutorials for this. Thanks in advance.


1 Answer 1


Follow the steps below.

  1. Create a directory under media or just inside your project folder. ( a place where you can access)
  2. Save your images inside that directory.
  3. In the database create a table which save the following attributes

banner_id, path, banner_name, etc

Make sure when you loading images get the path from database table and load it.

  • Thanks for reply.I have a directory in media folder. I can save image in that folder also. But i dont know how to store the image details in my second table Jan 2, 2014 at 3:52
  • Store the image path and other relevant details. Use controller action and models to do this
    – Sukeshini
    Jan 2, 2014 at 4:04
  • that is what i am asking for. I configured my module with the first table only. How can configure my second table with my module and how can i does changes to my saveAction() according to it? Jan 2, 2014 at 4:10
  • can we chat about this? Jan 2, 2014 at 4:15
  • Try these links as well. xhtmlandcsshelp.blogspot.com/2011/04/…
    – Sukeshini
    Jan 2, 2014 at 4:50

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