Handle file upload in Laravel 5
Handling file upload in Laravel 5+ is pretty much easier than you thought.
In order to get file upload entity, there needs to inject Request object to get an UploadedFile instance.
Following is a very basic file upload handler,
public function upload(Request $request)
return response()->json([‘upload_file_not_found’], 400);
$file = $request->file(‘data’);
return response()->json([‘invalid_file_upload’], 400);
$path = public_path() . ‘/uploads/’;
$file->move($path, $file->getClientOriginalName() );
- To check whether a request containing an upload file, use Request::hasFile().
- To get an upload file, which will be an UploadFile instance eventually, use Request::file().
- To check whether an upload file is valid, use Request::isValid().
- After owning an UploadFile instance, you can move files to a directory, ideally you will move files to the public directory, where they are accessible via web server requests, or anything else you can think of.
Have fun :)