A document upload flow that can be implemented in any BMI React application. Documents are stored in DMS. Metadata can be added in the flow.

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import amsterdamBmiDmsUpload from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@amsterdam/bmi-dms-upload';


DMS Upload

A document upload flow that can be implemented in any BMI React application. Documents are stored in DMS. Metadata can be added in the flow.


npm install --save @amsterdam/bmi-dms-upload


import { AddDocumentButton } from '@amsterdam/bmi-dms-upload';

function MyComponent() {
    return (
            // Dynamically construct the URL for the file upload POST
            getPostUrl={() => Promise.resolve('/api/example/upload')}

            // Dynamically inject headers for the file upload POST
            getHeaders={async () => {
                const headers: { [key: string]: string } = {};
                if (token) {
                    headers['some-token'] = token;
                return Promise.resolve(headers);

            // Do something when a file is uploaded successfully
            onFileSuccess={(file) => {
                if (typeof file.response !== 'string')
                    throw new Error('BUG: no response provided to onFileSuccess callback');

                const response = JSON.parse(file.response);
                console.log('Optionally track successfully uploaded documents in state', response);

            // Do something when a file is being removed
            onFileRemove={(file) => {}}

            // A custom form component should be rendered here that is specifically geared towards
            // capturing the relevant metadata for the context in which this button is implemented

            // Yup can be leveraged here to validate the metadata that was captured with the form
            onMetadataValidate={async function (data: MetadataExample) {
                console.log('Validate metadata against schema', data);
                return true;

            // Dispatch actions/make async calls to persist the metadata
            // This effectively completes the wizard flow
            // If an exception were to be thrown from this callback it is gracefully handled with
            // some generic feedback to the end user
            onMetadataSubmit={async function (data: MetadataDataSubmitCallbackArg<MetadataExample>) {
                console.log('Persist metadata; the wizard has been completed and will be closed after this.');

            // Dispatch actions/make async calls to remove the uploaded files from DMS
            // (cancellation is only possible prior to metadata being persisted)
            onCancel={async function ({ metadata, file }: CancelCallbackArg<MetadataExample>) {
                console.log('Remove previously uploaded files and reset state.');

IMPORTANT: It is expected that you have already implemented @amsterdam/asc-ui or @amsterdam/bmi-component-library. This package is built with styled-components and depends on the ThemeProvider from @amsterdam/asc-ui.


To bootstrap the app in a static frontend served by webpack devserver run npm run serve. You can also use storybook for the isolated development of components.

NPM link

The solution to working with packages for development locally is to rely on npm link. As an example, this package has @amsterdam/bmi-component-library as a dependency. To make changes in the @amsterdam/bmi-component-library package and to have these immediately reflected in your development workflow, follow these steps:

  • Checkout @amsterdam/bmi-dms-upload at /path/to/repos/bmi-dms-upload
  • Checkout @amsterdam/bmi-component-library at /path/to/repos/bmi-component-library
  • cd /path/to/repos/bmi-component-library && npm link
  • cd /path/to/repos/bmi-dms-upload && npm link @amsterdam/bmi-component-library

This will create a symlink at /path/to/repos/dms-upload/node_modules/@amsterdam/bmi-component-library which points to your clone of the @amsterdam/bmi-component-library package.

Now all you need to do is run typescript compilation in watch mode: cd /path/to/repos/bmi-component-library && npm run build:ts:es:watch

IMPORTANT: if you use NVM, it is crucial that both npm link commands are executed with the same node version.



Unit tests

npm run test


To boot storybook, run the following command: npm run storybook. It should open your default browser at http://localhost:6006/.