Working with Facebook PHP SDK: Uncaught CurlException: 26: failed creating formpost dat


I had a look at several stackoverflow posts about this error message, but none of them worked for me.

I want to upload a photo to facebook:

public function uploadPhoto($path){ $photoSettings = array( 'access_token'=> $this->facebook->getAccessToken(), 'name' => 'uploaded foto', 'source' => '@' . realpath($path) ); $photo = $this->facebook->api('me/photos','POST',$photoSettings); }

When i call this function, i get the following error message:

Uncaught CurlException: 26: failed creating formpost data

I am 100% sure that the image i want to upload exists (and the path is correct).

This is my facebook initialization: (fileUpload is true)

$this->facebook = new Facebook(array( 'appId' => $this->config['appId'], 'secret' => $this->config['appSecret'], 'fileUpload' => true, 'cookie' => true ));

I really don't understand why i get that error because my code seems to be correct. Do you think there could be a problem with my server / the server's cURL configuration? I dont know much about cURL.

I hope you can help me! I am looking forward for your answers :-)

Greetings, Andreas


Your realpath($path) is not pointing to the actual server image location. If $path is the complete path of the image, then use 'source' => '@' . $path instead.


I kept getting “CurlException: 26: failed creating formpost data” Here is my working code for uploading a photo from the same directory as the PHP page communicating with Facebook: $facebook = new Facebook(array( 'appId' =>'*****', 'secret' =>'*******', 'fileUpload' => true, 'cookie' => true )); $user = $facebook ->getUser(); if($user) { $facebook->setFileUploadSupport(true); $args = array( 'message' => 'TEst from App.', 'image' => '@' . realpath('awesome.jpeg') ); try { $data = $facebook->api('/me/photos', 'post', $args); } catch(FacebookApiException $e) { echo "ERROR: " . $e; } }


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