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Version: 2.23.0


Filepicker widget allows the user to drag and drop files or upload files by browsing the filesystem and selecting one or more files in a directory.

ToolJet - Widget Reference - File Picker

File types must be a valid MIME type according to input element specification or a valid file extension.

To accept any/all file type(s), set Accept file types to an empty value.

ToolJet - Widget Reference - File Picker

MIME type determination is not reliable across platforms. CSV files, for example, are reported as text/plain under macOS but as application/ under Windows.


ToolJet - Widget Reference - File Picker

On file selected

On file selected event is triggered when one or more files are selected by the selector dialogue box.

On file loaded

On file loaded event is triggered when a file is loaded in the browser.

On file deselected

On file selected event can be triggered when one or more files are removed from the picker.


Checkout this guide to learn how to refer or display images/PDFs using base64 string


Instruction Text

Instruction text can be set to give information on the file picker.

Use Drop zone

Creates a drag & drop zone. Files can be dragged and dropped to the "drag & drop" zone.

Use File Picker

On clicking it invokes the default OS file prompt.

Pick multiple files

Allows drag and drop (or selection from the file dialog) of multiple files. Pick multiple files is disabled by default.

Max file count

The maximum accepted number of files The default value is 2.

Accept file types

By providing types, you can make the dropzone accept specific file types and reject the others. Example: {{"image/*,application/pdf,application/msword"}}

Max size limit

Maximum file size (in bytes).

Min size limit

Minimum file size (in bytes).


Files can be accepted or rejected based on the file types, maximum file count, maximum file size (in bytes) and minimum file size (in bytes). If Pick multiple files is set to false and additional files are dropped, all files besides the first will be rejected. Any file that does not have a size in the range of Max size limit and Min size limit will be rejected.


ToolJet - Widget Reference - File Picker

Parse content

Parse the selected files, supports CSV, xls, and xlsx files.

File type

If Parse content is enabled, options to auto-detect files and parse content or parse selected file types.

  • If Parse content option is toggled off, File Type option will not be available.
  • If the Parse content option is toggled on, it only parses the next file that is selected, not the already selected one.



A Tooltip is often used to specify extra information about something when the user hovers the mouse pointer over the widget.

Under the General accordion, you can set the value in the string format. Now hovering over the widget will display the string as the tooltip.

ToolJet - Widget Reference - File Picker


ToolJet - Widget Reference - File Picker

Show on desktop

Toggle on or off to display the widget in desktop view. You can programmatically determine the value by clicking on Fx to set the value {{true}} or {{false}}.

Show on mobile

Toggle on or off to display the widget in mobile view. You can programmatically determine the value by clicking on Fx to set the value {{true}} or {{false}}.


ToolJet - Widget Reference - File Picker


This is to control the visibility of the widget. If {{false}} the widget will not visible after the app is deployed. It can only have boolean values i.e. either {{true}} or {{false}}. By default, it's set to {{true}}.


This property only accepts boolean values. If set to {{true}}, the widget will be locked and becomes non-functional. By default, its value is set to {{false}}.

Border Radius

Use this property to modify the border radius of the filepicker widget. The field expects only numerical value from 1 to 100, default is 0.


Any property having Fx button next to its field can be programmatically configured.

Exposed Variables

fileThis variable holds the array of objects where each object represents the file loaded on the file picker component. Each object has the following keys: name, type, content, dataURL, base64Data, parsedData, filePath. The values can be accesed using {{components.filepicker1.file[0].base64Data}}

Component specific actions (CSA)

clearFiles()You can clear the selected files on the filepicker component via a component-specific action within any event handler. Additionally, you have the option to employ a RunJS query to execute component-specific actions such as await components.filepicker1.clearFiles()