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Handling of Metadata

Asynchronous uploading usually means that you lose the association between the files and the context that they originate from. Take an e-mail application, for example. The save handler must associate the uploaded files to a particular message. The message and the file might even be processed on different servers in a load balancing or a cloud-based scenario.

Send and Receive Metadata

Send Metadata to the Save Action

You can add metadata directly on the client. This is useful when the data is not known in advance.

Below are listed the steps for you to follow when configuring the sending of metadata to the save action in the Kendo UI Upload.

Step 1 Add an input field for description. Send its value to the save handler.

Example
    <input type="text" id="fileDescription" />

Step 2 Declare a handler for the upload event and attach a data object to the passed event.

Example
    function onUpload(e) {
        e.data = {
            fileDescription: $("#fileDescription").val()
        };
    }

Step 3 Attach the event handler.

Example
    <kendo:upload name="files" upload="onUpload">
        <kendo:upload-async autoUpload="true" saveUrl="${saveUrl}" removeUrl="${removeUrl}"/>
    </kendo:upload>

Step 4 Process the file and the associated description.

Example
    @RequestMapping(value = "/events/save", method = RequestMethod.POST)
    public @ResponseBody String save(@RequestParam List<MultipartFile> files,
                                      @RequestParam String fileDescription) {
        // Save the files
        // for (MultipartFile file : files) {
        // }

        // Return an empty string to signify success
        return "";
    }

Receive Metadata from the Save Handler

The save handler can sometimes produce a result that needs to be routed back to the page. The Upload requires the response to be in JSON format with the Content-Type set to "text/plain". Any non-empty response that is not JSON is treated as a server error.

Below are listed the steps for you to follow when configuring the receiving of metadata from the save action in the Kendo UI Upload.

Step 1 Build the response.

Example
    // When returning JSON the mime-type must be set to text/plain
    @RequestMapping(value = "/async/save", method = RequestMethod.POST, produces = "text/plain")
    public @ResponseBody String save(@RequestParam List<MultipartFile> files) {
        // The default message converter will set it to "application/json" which
        // will result in a "Save file" dialog in older browsers.
        // Therefore we need to return the JSON as a string.
        return "{ \"status\": \"OK\" }";
    }

Step 2 Declare a handler for the success event and process the response.

Example
    function onSuccess(e) {
        alert("Status: " + e.response.status);
    }

Step 3 Attach the event handler.

Example
    <kendo:upload name="files" success="onSuccess">
        <kendo:upload-async autoUpload="true" saveUrl="${saveUrl}" removeUrl="${removeUrl}"/>
    </kendo:upload>

The same approach is applicable for the remove handler as well.

See Also

Other articles on Telerik UI for JSP and on the Upload:

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