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Does fetch support multiple file upload natively?

Summary

I am trying to set my FormData properly using javascript.

I need to be able to upload jpg/png, but I might need to upload some other file types pdf/csv in the future using fetch.

Expected

I expect it to append the data to the form

Error

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Working

This snippet is working fine:

const formData = new FormData(document.querySelector('form'));
formData.append("extraField", "This is some extra data, testing");

return fetch('http://localhost:8080/api/upload/multi', {
    method: 'POST',
    body: formData,
});

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Not working

const formData = new FormData();
const input = document.querySelector('input[type="file"]');
formData.append('files', input.files);

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Question

Does fetch support multiple file upload natively?

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Answer

The issue with your code is in the lineformData.append('files', input.files); Instead of that, you should upload each file running a loop with unique keys, like this

const fileList = document.querySelector('input[type="file"]').files;
    for(var i=0;i<fileList.length;i++) {
    formData.append('file'+i, fileList.item(i));    
}

I have created a simple error fiddle here with your code. You can check its’ submitted post data here, where you can see that no file has been uploaded.

At the bottom of the page you can find

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I have corrected the fiddle here with the fix. You can check its’post data from the server, where it shows the details of the two files that I uploaded.

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