React hook for file upload

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import reactUploaderHook from '';


React Uploader Hook

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React Uploader Hook is a hook simply for file upload It can be used with react-dropzone or a simple <input type="file"/> The key is calling the onDrop(files) with FileList or an array of File

🖥️Live Example


// npm
npm install react-uploader-hook

// or yarn
yarn add react-uploader-hook


import React, {useCallback} from 'react';
import useFileUploader from 'react-uploader-hook';

const App = () => {
  const getUploadParams = useCallback((file) => {
    // [💡] you can return custom request configurations here
    const form = new FormData();
    form.append('file', file);
    return {
      method: 'post',
      url: '',
      headers: {'Content-Type': 'multipart/form-data'},
      data: form,
      meta: {'any-other-stuff': 'hello'},
  }, []);

  const onUploaded = useCallback((fileBag) => {
    // [💡] do whatever with the uploaded files
  }, []);

  // [⭐]
  const {onDrop, fileBags} = useFileUploader({getUploadParams, onUploaded});

  const handleChange = useCallback(
    (event) => {

  return (
      <input type="file" onChange={handleChange} />
      <pre>{JSON.stringify(fileBags, null, 2)}</pre>

Functions and parameters

useFileUploader() takes in an object of type FileUploaderProps as an argument

export interface FileUploaderProps {
  getUploadParams: (file: File) => Promise<UploadParams> | UploadParams;
  onUploaded?: (fileBag: FileBag) => void;
  onFailed?: (fileBag: FileBag) => void;


This is a callback function that will be called before a request is sent to the server to upload each file. The function must return an object in the following shape

export interface UploadParams {
  url: string;
  method: 'put' | 'post' | 'patch' | string;
  headers?: {[key: string]: any};
  data?: any; // the file to upload or FormData in the case of multipart form
  meta?: {[key: string]: any}; // any extra data to forward to the FileBag.meta


This function will be called on successful upload of each file. The first argument will be fileBag, a wrapper object for the uploaded file the status field will contain the value 'uploaded' and 'progress' 100. The second argument will be an array of all uploaded fileBags

export interface FileBag {
  id: string;
  file: File;
  uploadUrl: string;
  progress: number; // 0 - 100
  formattedSize: string;
  status: 'uploading' | 'uploaded' | 'failed';
  httpStatus: number; // 200, 404 etc.
  message: string;
  responseData: any; // the response body from the server
  meta?: {[key: string]: any}; // any extra data forwarded from getUploadParams()


Similar to onUploaded(), however the status will be 'failed'. Then httpStatus and responseData would contain additional information to know why the upload failed. The second argument will be an array of all failed fileBags


Call this function to trigger an upload. It accepts File[] or FileList as argument


Call this function to retry a failed upload. It accepts the fileBag id as argument