Ad

Grails File Upload Problems

- 1 answer

I'm trying to emulate the file upload code from the grails website, and I'm running into some problems. I'm using the same code as found here. Here is my code:

    <g:form action="upload" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
        <input type="file" name="myFile" />
        <input type="submit" value="Upload" />
    </g:form>

and

def upload = {
    def f = request.getFile('myFile')
    if(!f.empty) {
      flash.message = 'success'
    }    
    else {
       flash.message = 'file cannot be empty'
    }
}

I'm receiving the following error at runtime:

Message: No signature of method: org.mortbay.jetty.Request.getFile() is applicable for argument types: (java.lang.String) values: {"myFile"}
Caused by: groovy.lang.MissingMethodException: No signature of method: org.mortbay.jetty.Request.getFile() is applicable for argument types: (java.lang.String) values: {"myFile"}

It appears to be related to some Spring configuration. Spring does not appear to be injecting MultipartHttpServletRequest, so my request doesn't have the appropriate method. I just created this applications using grails create-app. I have not modified the resources.groovy file. I'm using grails 1.0.3.

Any help is much appreciated. The grails website makes this look so easy.

Ad

Answer

Problem solved!

I was using the example code for uploading files to Grails differently than the original author probably intended. The problem is that when the upload method of the controller was called, it was sometimes for the original render of the Upload page. The request in that method was was not of type MultipartHttpServletRequest. When I did a POST with my file to upload, then Spring did the correct thing and changed my requestion to MultipartHttpServletRequest. So, I needed to do a simple check in my update controller method before using my request like a MultipartHttpServletRequest.

if(request instanceof MultipartHttpServletRequest)
{
  MultipartHttpServletRequest mpr = (MultipartHttpServletRequest)request;  
  CommonsMultipartFile f = (CommonsMultipartFile) mpr.getFile("myFile");
  if(!f.empty)
    flash.message = 'success'
  else
   flash.message = 'file cannot be empty'
}   
else
  flash.message = 'request is not of type MultipartHttpServletRequest'
Ad
source: stackoverflow.com
Ad