Angular 9/8 Multiple File Uploading Service with Progress Report

December 27, 2019 | 1 Minute Read

In this how-to tutorial, we’ll see how to build a multiple file/image uploading service with Angular 9 which allows you to upload files to a remote server via a POST request method to listen for progress events.

Prerequisites

We’ll only see how to implement the service for sending a POST request to upload files and listen for progress events but we’ll not create a project from scratch so you’ll need to install Angular CLI and initialize a project.

Step 1 - Creating an Angular Service

Open a new terminal and run the folowing command to generate a service:

$ ng generate service upload

Next, open the src/app/upload.service.ts file and import the following:

import { HttpClient, HttpEvent, HttpErrorResponse, HttpEventType } from  '@angular/common/http';  
import { map } from  'rxjs/operators';

Next, inject HttpClient via the service constructor:

@Injectable({  
  providedIn: 'root'  
})  
export class UploadService { 
	constructor(private httpClient: HttpClient) { }

Step 2 - Implementing the Upload Method

Next, add the upload() method which simply calls the post() method of HttpClient to send an HTTP POST request with form data to the file upload server:

public upload(fileData) {

	return this.httpClient.post<any>("https://file.io/", fileData, {  
      reportProgress: true,  
      observe: 'events'  
    });  
}

Conclusion

In this quick how-to article, we’ve implemented a service for uploading files to a server and listenning for progress events.