value recorded in the database differs from the value of the variable

I am trying to save a file in php, and the name of the file is being changed using the date, time and a random number. The same name of the file is being recorded in a database, however the name of the record in the database differs always of a few digits from the one being generated and used for the file upload. It looks like when the operation of uploading of the file occurs, the random number is being regenerated…:( but a that should be happening.

$id = intval($_REQUEST['id']);

include 'conn.php';

$target_dir = "uploads/";
$target_file = $target_dir . basename($_FILES["fileToUpload"]["name"]);
$uploadOk = 1;
$imageFileType = pathinfo($target_file,PATHINFO_EXTENSION);

$today = date('y-m-j');
$time1 = date('H-i', time()); // 12:50:29

$temp = mt_rand ( 0 , 200 );

$newfilename = $today.'_'.$temp.'_'.$time1.'.zip'; //generates a random name based on time for the 


$sql = "update PURCHASE_REQUESTS set URL='$DBnewfilename' where id=$id";         

$result = @mysql_query($sql);

    if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES["fileToUpload"]["tmp_name"], "uploads/".$newfilename)){

            echo "The file ". basename($_FILES["fileToUpload"]["name"]). " has been uploaded.";

    } else {
            echo "Sorry, there was an error uploading your file.";

the database record URL is set as TEXT (however I have tried also varchar with no results) 😦

thanks a lot for any advise you could possibly give me.


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