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File upload limited to file type

Good to know thanks!
However, I would need also to limit that size… to downsize the storage required to save all user-files… any tip?

considering a recent video player called video.js has shown up it would be appreciated if the ability to limit file types in the uploader would be very helpful.

where are you seeing the video.js player?

it’s a plugin, you can install it from the plugin’s tab. I’d be happy if bubble’s file uploaded allowed the limiting of file types that can be uploaded so apps using plugins that rely on specific file types can be sure that the only file types they want uploaded can be uploaded.

Any solutions found for this? Just like a couple of people on this thread I need to limit uploads to PDF and also limit upload sizes.

It does seem odd that MIME Type is not exposed for File objects, since clearly Bubble knows them … as can be seen in the uploaded files section of the Data admin interface.

This actually would be super helpful. Now that there’s more robust File API functionality, perhaps this will soon be exposed.

(If MIME Type were exposed, the way this would work in one’s workflow iis: the uploader would upload whatever file the user selects, but then if that new File’s MIME Type does not match your permitted types, it would immediately Delete an Uploaded File on that new object and you would present an error to the user.)

no need to wait…do it now. you get the file name back from the uploader…either use regex to grab the file extension or @jarrad has a plugin to check the MIME and then run a workflow to either accept or delete

That works for file type. What about limiting the file size?

Any update on this? Can files be limited to file type?

You can get the file extension from the file name with regex and display a message that the upload is not allowed.

The same way it should be possible to get the filesize and reject the file …

It is also possible to change the file upload window and limit it to specific file types. For this you probably have to create a new uploader plugin.

Is this still an issue you’re having? I came up with an interesting way to pull it off. It’s not fool proof, but it certainly helps a lot!

Let me know and I’ll share…

Again, not a perfect solution, but if the file type isn’t in the file name it will reject it. So, in this case if no .pdf, then it will delete the upload, reset the inputs and then display an error message.

Hope this helps someone…

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Hi Tim! You can use file name truncated from end to 4 is/not “.pdf” for extra security.

I see you make other comments about file upload, I have integrated this plugin from Zeroqode today and I am happy with the performance. Here you see the limit of file.

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Can users download the files I’ve uploaded to AWS as well?

Do you mean from a privacy concern? I’m not sure exactly.

If you mean regularly then yes but not with the plugin itself you can find another plugin or some simple script to download files.

I’m selling beats

So say I upload an audio file using that plug-in and post it for sale. Then a customer comes along and buys the audio file. Will I still be able to create a download button for them after purchase?

Yes that will be fine, it will work just like your file system on bubble now. Bubble is using the aws service too. You can make free trial of aws to confirm.

Which plugin are you referring to, to get the MIME?

I’m having a real issue as it seems the Bubble File Uploader doesn’t work well with my Samsung S8, it strips out the extension for some reason for audio files; the extension disappears in the uploader and backend. No problems with iOS, RealMe or Pixels.

So getting the MIME type some other way would be great


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