It's been a while since I want a way to add file upload system when creating a payment method.

In a custom module , I created a new method of payment. When declaring my fields in the file "system.xml" I'll wish to add an input to upload a PDF. Here is part of my code :

<bvr translate="label" module="paygate">
      <bvrfile translate="label">
         <label>BVR file</label>

Here is a screenshot of my admin panel: enter image description here

Do you know if it is possible to add this type of field and how I can retrieve the file's URL upload?

1 Answer 1


File will be saved in the media folder.

you have to specify the file path in system.xml by following code

<upload_dir config="system/filesystem/media/" scope_info="1">admin-config-uploads</upload_dir>

here the file will be save in the root/media/<store_code>/admin-config-uploads/

so to get the file path use the following code

    echo Mage::getBaseUrl('media') . 'admin-config-uploads'.Mage::getStoreConfig('system_config_name/group/upload_file');

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  • Thanks a lot, it works like an hot cake !! ;) I'm not able to change the destination folder like you describe. but it does not matter. thanks a lot for your reply & your help
    – Flow
    Commented Jun 26, 2015 at 8:25

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