How to Upload Files to Node.js Express Server Using Express FileUpload Library

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Welcome Folks today in this tutorial we will be uploading files in Node.js Express Application using fileupload library. The step by step video is shown below to follow the instructions to make this application

 

 

express-fileupload

 

Simple express middleware for uploading files.

 

Install

 

Usage

 

When you upload a file, the file will be accessible from req.files.

 

  • You’re uploading a file called car.jpg
  • Your input’s name field is foo<input name="foo" type="file" />
  • In your express server request, you can access your uploaded file from req.files.foo:

 

The req.files.foo object will contain the following:

  • req.files.foo.name: “car.jpg”
  • req.files.foo.mv: A function to move the file elsewhere on your server. Can take a callback or return a promise.
  • req.files.foo.mimetype: The mimetype of your file
  • req.files.foo.data: A buffer representation of your file, returns empty buffer in case useTempFiles option was set to true.
  • req.files.foo.tempFilePath: A path to the temporary file in case useTempFiles option was set to true.
  • req.files.foo.truncated: A boolean that represents if the file is over the size limit
  • req.files.foo.size: Uploaded size in bytes
  • req.files.foo.md5: MD5 checksum of the uploaded file

 

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