javascript example - jQuery Ajax File Upload




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Can I use the following jQuery code to perform file upload using post method of an Ajax request ?

$.ajax({
    type: "POST",
    timeout: 50000,
    url: url,
    data: dataString,
    success: function (data) {
        alert('success');
        return false;
    }
});

If it is possible, do I need to fill "data" part? Is it the correct way? I only post the file to the server side.

I have been Googling around, but what I found was a plugin while in my plan I do not want to use it. At least for the moment.


Answers

Using FormData is the way to go as indicated by many answers. here is a bit of code that works great for this purpose. I also agree with the comment of nesting ajax blocks to complete complex circumstances. By including e.PreventDefault(); in my experience makes the code more cross browser compatible.

    $('#UploadB1').click(function(e){        
    e.preventDefault();

    if (!fileupload.valid()) {
        return false;            
    }

    var myformData = new FormData();        
    myformData.append('file', $('#uploadFile')[0].files[0]);

    $("#UpdateMessage5").html("Uploading file ....");
    $("#UpdateMessage5").css("background","url(../include/images/loaderIcon.gif) no-repeat right");

    myformData.append('mode', 'fileUpload');
    myformData.append('myid', $('#myid').val());
    myformData.append('type', $('#fileType').val());
    //formData.append('myfile', file, file.name); 

    $.ajax({
        url: 'include/fetch.php',
        method: 'post',
        processData: false,
        contentType: false,
        cache: false,
        data: myformData,
        enctype: 'multipart/form-data',
        success: function(response){
            $("#UpdateMessage5").html(response); //.delay(2000).hide(1); 
            $("#UpdateMessage5").css("background","");

            console.log("file successfully submitted");
        },error: function(){
            console.log("not okay");
        }
    });
});

To get all your form inputs, including the type="file" you need to use FormData object. you will be able to see the formData content in the debugger -> network ->Headers after you will submit the form.

var url = "YOUR_URL";

var form = $('#YOUR_FORM_ID')[0];
var formData = new FormData(form);


$.ajax(url, {
    method: 'post',
    processData: false,
    contentType: false,
    data: formData
}).done(function(data){
    if (data.success){ 
        alert("Files uploaded");
    } else {
        alert("Error while uploading the files");
    }
}).fail(function(data){
    console.log(data);
    alert("Error while uploading the files");
});

to upload a file which is submitted by user as a part of form using jquery please follow the below code :

var formData = new FormData();
formData.append("userfile", fileInputElement.files[0]);

Then send the form data object to server.

We can also append a File or Blob directly to the FormData object.

data.append("myfile", myBlob, "filename.txt");

In case you want to do it like that:

$.upload( form.action, new FormData( myForm))
.progress( function( progressEvent, upload) {
    if( progressEvent.lengthComputable) {
        var percent = Math.round( progressEvent.loaded * 100 / progressEvent.total) + '%';
        if( upload) {
            console.log( percent + ' uploaded');
        } else {
            console.log( percent + ' downloaded');
        }
    }
})
.done( function() {
    console.log( 'Finished upload');                    
});

than

https://github.com/lgersman/jquery.orangevolt-ampere/blob/master/src/jquery.upload.js

might be your solution.


Ajax post and upload file is possible. I'm using jQuery $.ajax function to load my files. I tried to use the XHR object but could not get results on the server side with PHP.

var formData = new FormData();
formData.append('file', $('#file')[0].files[0]);

$.ajax({
       url : 'upload.php',
       type : 'POST',
       data : formData,
       processData: false,  // tell jQuery not to process the data
       contentType: false,  // tell jQuery not to set contentType
       success : function(data) {
           console.log(data);
           alert(data);
       }
});

As you can see, you must create a FormData object, empty or from (serialized? - $('#yourForm').serialize()) existing form, and then attach the input file.

Here is more information: - How to upload a file using jQuery.ajax and FormData - Uploading files via jQuery, object FormData is provided and no file name, GET request

For the PHP process you can use something like this:

//print_r($_FILES);
$fileName = $_FILES['file']['name'];
$fileType = $_FILES['file']['type'];
$fileError = $_FILES['file']['error'];
$fileContent = file_get_contents($_FILES['file']['tmp_name']);

if($fileError == UPLOAD_ERR_OK){
   //Processes your file here
}else{
   switch($fileError){
     case UPLOAD_ERR_INI_SIZE:   
          $message = 'Error al intentar subir un archivo que excede el tamaño permitido.';
          break;
     case UPLOAD_ERR_FORM_SIZE:  
          $message = 'Error al intentar subir un archivo que excede el tamaño permitido.';
          break;
     case UPLOAD_ERR_PARTIAL:    
          $message = 'Error: no terminó la acción de subir el archivo.';
          break;
     case UPLOAD_ERR_NO_FILE:    
          $message = 'Error: ningún archivo fue subido.';
          break;
     case UPLOAD_ERR_NO_TMP_DIR: 
          $message = 'Error: servidor no configurado para carga de archivos.';
          break;
     case UPLOAD_ERR_CANT_WRITE: 
          $message= 'Error: posible falla al grabar el archivo.';
          break;
     case  UPLOAD_ERR_EXTENSION: 
          $message = 'Error: carga de archivo no completada.';
          break;
     default: $message = 'Error: carga de archivo no completada.';
              break;
    }
      echo json_encode(array(
               'error' => true,
               'message' => $message
            ));
}

I'm pretty late for this but I was looking for an ajax based image uploading solution and the answer I was looking for was kinda scattered throughout this post. The solution I settled on involved the FormData object. I assembled a basic form of the code I put together. You can see it demonstrates how to add a custom field to the form with fd.append() as well as how to handle response data when the ajax request is done.

Upload html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Image Upload Form</title>
    <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function submitForm() {
            console.log("submit event");
            var fd = new FormData(document.getElementById("fileinfo"));
            fd.append("label", "WEBUPLOAD");
            $.ajax({
              url: "upload.php",
              type: "POST",
              data: fd,
              processData: false,  // tell jQuery not to process the data
              contentType: false   // tell jQuery not to set contentType
            }).done(function( data ) {
                console.log("PHP Output:");
                console.log( data );
            });
            return false;
        }
    </script>
</head>

<body>
    <form method="post" id="fileinfo" name="fileinfo" onsubmit="return submitForm();">
        <label>Select a file:</label><br>
        <input type="file" name="file" required />
        <input type="submit" value="Upload" />
    </form>
    <div id="output"></div>
</body>
</html>

In case you are working with php here's a way to handle the upload that includes making use of both of the custom fields demonstrated in the above html.

Upload.php

<?php
if ($_POST["label"]) {
    $label = $_POST["label"];
}
$allowedExts = array("gif", "jpeg", "jpg", "png");
$temp = explode(".", $_FILES["file"]["name"]);
$extension = end($temp);
if ((($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "image/gif")
|| ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "image/jpeg")
|| ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "image/jpg")
|| ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "image/pjpeg")
|| ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "image/x-png")
|| ($_FILES["file"]["type"] == "image/png"))
&& ($_FILES["file"]["size"] < 200000)
&& in_array($extension, $allowedExts)) {
    if ($_FILES["file"]["error"] > 0) {
        echo "Return Code: " . $_FILES["file"]["error"] . "<br>";
    } else {
        $filename = $label.$_FILES["file"]["name"];
        echo "Upload: " . $_FILES["file"]["name"] . "<br>";
        echo "Type: " . $_FILES["file"]["type"] . "<br>";
        echo "Size: " . ($_FILES["file"]["size"] / 1024) . " kB<br>";
        echo "Temp file: " . $_FILES["file"]["tmp_name"] . "<br>";

        if (file_exists("uploads/" . $filename)) {
            echo $filename . " already exists. ";
        } else {
            move_uploaded_file($_FILES["file"]["tmp_name"],
            "uploads/" . $filename);
            echo "Stored in: " . "uploads/" . $filename;
        }
    }
} else {
    echo "Invalid file";
}
?>

Simple Upload Form

 <script>
   //form Submit
   $("form").submit(function(evt){	 
      evt.preventDefault();
      var formData = new FormData($(this)[0]);
   $.ajax({
       url: 'fileUpload',
       type: 'POST',
       data: formData,
       async: false,
       cache: false,
       contentType: false,
       enctype: 'multipart/form-data',
       processData: false,
       success: function (response) {
         alert(response);
       }
   });
   return false;
 });
</script>
<!--Upload Form-->
<form>
  <table>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="2">File Upload</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <th>Select File </th>
      <td><input id="csv" name="csv" type="file" /></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="2">
        <input type="submit" value="submit"/> 
      </td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</form>

var dataform = new FormData($("#myform")[0]);
//console.log(dataform);
$.ajax({
    url: 'url',
    type: 'POST',
    data: dataform,
    async: false,
    success: function(res) {
        response data;
    },
    cache: false,
    contentType: false,
    processData: false
});

<html>
    <head>
        <title>Ajax file upload</title>
        <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
        <script>
            $(document).ready(function (e) {
            $("#uploadimage").on('submit', (function(e) {
            e.preventDefault();
                    $.ajax({
                    url: "upload.php", // Url to which the request is send
                            type: "POST", // Type of request to be send, called as method
                            data: new FormData(this), // Data sent to server, a set of key/value pairs (i.e. form fields and values)
                            contentType: false, // The content type used when sending data to the server.
                            cache: false, // To unable request pages to be cached
                            processData:false, // To send DOMDocument or non processed data file it is set to false
                            success: function(data)   // A function to be called if request succeeds
                            {
                            alert(data);
                            }
                    });
            }));
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div class="main">
            <h1>Ajax Image Upload</h1><br/>
            <hr>
            <form id="uploadimage" action="" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
                <div id="image_preview"><img id="previewing" src="noimage.png" /></div>
                <hr id="line">
                <div id="selectImage">
                    <label>Select Your Image</label><br/>
                    <input type="file" name="file" id="file" required />
                    <input type="submit" value="Upload" class="submit" />
                </div>
            </form>
        </div>
    </body>
</html>

file upload is not possible through ajax. You can upload file, without refreshing page by using IFrame. you can check further detail here

UPDATE:

With XHR2, File upload through AJAX is supported. E.g. through FormData object, but unfortunately it is not supported by all/old browsers.

FormData support starts from following desktop browsers versions. IE 10+, Firefox 4.0+, Chrome 7+, Safari 5+, Opera 12+

For more detail, see MDN link


  • Use a hidden iframe and set your form's target to that iframe's name. This way, when the form is submitted, only the iframe will be refreshed.
  • Have an event handler registered for the iframe's load event to parse the response.

More details on my blog post: http://blog.manki.in/2011/08/ajax-fie-upload.html.


An AJAX upload is indeed possible with XMLHttpRequest(). No iframes necessary. Upload progress can be shown.

For details see: Answer https://.com/a/4943774/873282 to question jQuery Upload Progress and AJAX file upload.


$("#submit_car").click( function() {
  var formData = new FormData($('#car_cost_form')[0]);
$.ajax({
       url: 'car_costs.php',
       data: formData,
       async: false,
       contentType: false,
       processData: false,
       cache: false,
       type: 'POST',
       success: function(data)
       {
       },
     })    return false;    
});

edit: Note contentype and process data You can simply use this to upload files via Ajax...... submit input cannot be outside form element :)


Yes you can, just use javascript to get the file, making sure you read the file as a data URL. Parse out the stuff before base64 to actually get the base 64 encoded data and then if you are using php or really any back end language you can decode the base 64 data and save into a file like shown below

Javascript:
var reader = new FileReader();
reader.onloadend = function ()
{
  dataToBeSent = reader.result.split("base64,")[1];
  $.post(url, {data:dataToBeSent});
}
reader.readAsDataURL(this.files[0]);


PHP:
    file_put_contents('my.pdf', base64_decode($_POST["data"]));

Of course you will probably want to do some validation like checking which file type you are dealing with and stuff like that but this is the idea.


Here was an idea i was thinking of:

Have an iframe on page and have a referencer.

Have a form in which you move the INPUT:File element to.

Form:  A processing page AND a target of the FRAME.

The result will post to the frame, and then you can just send the fetched data up a level to the image tag you want with something like:

data:image/png;base64,asdfasdfasdfasdfa

and the page loads.

I believe it works for me, and depending you might be able to do something like:

.aftersubmit(function(){
    stopPropigation()// or some other code which would prevent a refresh.
});

I have handled these in a simple code. You can download a working demo from here

For your case, these very possible. I will take you step by step how you can upload a file to the server using AJAX jquery.

First let's us create an HTML file to add the following form file element as shown below.

<form action="" id="formContent" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" >
         <input  type="file" name="file"  required id="upload">
         <button class="submitI" >Upload Image</button> 
</form>

Secondly create a jquery.js file and add the following code to handle our file submission to the server

    $("#formContent").submit(function(e){
        e.preventDefault();

    var formdata = new FormData(this);

        $.ajax({
            url: "ajax_upload_image.php",
            type: "POST",
            data: formdata,
            mimeTypes:"multipart/form-data",
            contentType: false,
            cache: false,
            processData: false,
            success: function(){
                alert("file successfully submitted");
            },error: function(){
                alert("okey");
            }
         });
      });
    });

There you are done . View more


This AJAX file upload jQuery plugin uploads the file somehwere, and passes the response to a callback, nothing else.

  • It does not depend on specific HTML, just give it a <input type="file">
  • It does not require your server to respond in any particular way
  • It does not matter how many files you use, or where they are on the page

-- Use as little as --

$('#one-specific-file').ajaxfileupload({
  'action': '/upload.php'
});

-- or as much as --

$('input[type="file"]').ajaxfileupload({
  'action': '/upload.php',
  'params': {
    'extra': 'info'
  },
  'onComplete': function(response) {
    console.log('custom handler for file:');
    alert(JSON.stringify(response));
  },
  'onStart': function() {
    if(weWantedTo) return false; // cancels upload
  },
  'onCancel': function() {
    console.log('no file selected');
  }
});




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