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Upload UI component - make file details available for mapping

In a Dialog sceen, when a partner uploads a file using the Upload UI component, the only values available for mapping to an API or XSLT are the file contents in plain-text or Base64 encoded format.

We should be able to map the file details to our API calls and XSLT inputs:

Name provided by partner

Original filename as uploaded by partner

Size of file

ContentType (e.g. text/plain, application/pdf, etc)

These are values already available in the vchDocument API when looking at "ACTIVITY" files, for sponsor-uploaded files.

  • Guest
  • Jun 18 2020
  • Planned for future release
What is your industry? Non-Industry Specific
How will this idea be used?

1) Map these values back to the UI to provide confirmation to the user that they uploaded the correct file.

2) Pass these values to API calls so that they can be tracked and audited.

e.g. for an activity where a user is uploading files to be tested, we would be able to track the filenames that a user has uploaded. That way the partner would know which files they have already tested and which files still need to be uploaded.

  • Guest commented
    12 May, 2021 06:27am


    The vchDocument API only provides information on SPONSOR-uploaded files when called using a sponsor user account or Internally generated token. It appears the only way to retrieve PARTNER-uploaded file information is to call it using the account of the partner that uploaded it.

    Additionally, the vchDocuments API does not provide the name provided by the user in the Upload dialog. Example output:

    "documentKey": "964e744d-1155-4dab-b7d8-452e26951768",

    "contentLength": 7,

    "documentName": "test.hex",

    "contentType": "application/octet-stream",

    The real issue is that none of these fields are available for mapping as part of the activity. Not even documentKey is available so - even if the vchDocument API returned all of the information for all uploaded files - we would not have a documentKey to pass to it.



  • Admin
    Greg Russell commented
    10 May, 2021 03:15pm


    In the details of this Idea, it is mentioned

    "These are values already available in the vchDocument API when looking at "ACTIVITY" files, for sponsor-uploaded files."

    By using the vchDocument API, are you able to solve your use case of passing these additional values to the back-end API? So, if we are to implement an enhancement to the API to expose additional parameters directly , would this really mean that one less API could be called for the implementer? Or would there be a reason in your use case where we would need an additional API to call these additional parameters?

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