How do I send an image to a PHP API using VueJS?

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I am trying to send an object which contains an image using Vue to a PHP API but honestly I don’t know how, I have my form

<form @submit='sendData'>
<div class="input-group">
     <label for="name">Name</label>
     <input type="text" @change="getText" name='text' id='text'>
  </div>
  <div class="input-group">
     <label for="photo">Photo</label>
     <input type="file" @change="getImage" name='photo' id='photo'>
  </div>
 </form>

export default{
data(){
  return {
myData:{
   text:'',
   photo:''
}
}
}

and the getImage() like this

getImage(event){
  let formData = new formData();
  formData.append('photo',event.target.files[0]);
  this.myData.photo=formData;
}
getText(event){
this.myData[event.target.name]=event.target.value;

}

sendData(event){
event.preventDefault();
this.$http.post('myapi/api/user',this.myData);
}

I don’t know how to access this image in my PHP API and upload it to database. I tried accessing $_FILES but it’s an empty array

Sorry seems the problem is that I am sending some other data too and not only the formData

Answer

if you want to send an image to an api.

  1. You form should specify the type de data you must send for

    your form. you should add this.

     <form  enctype="multipart/form-data">
      <input type="text" class="form-control" v-model="myData.text" />
      <input type="file" class="form-control" @change="handleUpload($event.target.files)" />
     </form>
    

In your script you need to set this methods

 data () {
    return {
      myData: {
       text: '',
       photo: null
      }
     }
    },
    methods: {
        handleUpload(files) {
          this.myData.photo = files[0];
        },
       saveProductImage () {
          let formData = new FormData()
          formData.append('text', this.myData.text);
          formData.append('photo', this.myData.photo);

          // Send here
       }
    }

Please check the docs



Source: stackoverflow