Filename Editing

Fine Uploader provides methods and options to enable client-side editing of filenames before upload. In core mode, integrators can use the API methods getName and setName for this. In UI mode, if the feature is enabled via the template, then when a user clicks a file that they have submitted to the uploader the text will become an input element that they can use to change the name.


You will need to have the autoUpload option disabled when using the edit filename feature.

Turning on the edit filename feature in UI mode

In order to enable this feature, you must disabled autoUpload and include the following elements in your template:

<span class="qq-edit-filename-icon-selector qq-edit-filename-icon" aria-label="Edit filename"></span>
<input class="qq-edit-filename-selector qq-edit-filename" tabindex="0" type="text">

You can read more about templates in the styling section of the documentation. Also, a live demo of the edit feature, along with the needed code, can be found in the demo section of the home page.

Editing a file name

When this feature is properly enabled, you will notice an edit icon next to each submitted file in the UI, assuming the filename is editable at the time. Also, notice the cursor will be set to “pointer” in this case. A filename is editable only while the upload status is SUBMITTED. This means that you may edit your file after submitting it, before calling the uploadStoredFiles API method.

When an editable file name is clicked/touched, a text input will appear. Here, the filename can be changed. Note that the extension is not modifiable. The original extension will always be appended to the filename after the name edit is complete. The extension is not editable to ensure that any validation rules surrounding file type are not violated.

After editing a filename, you have a few options:

  • Press ENTER to save the change.
  • Click or touch some other area on the page to save the change.
  • Hit TAB to edit the name of the next file in the UI (and save the name entered into the current input box).

Note that an empty file name is not an acceptable value. In this case, the original or previously overridden file name will be used instead.

Things to be aware of

When a file name has been modified, please keep the following in mind:

  • Fine Uploader cannot change the filename listed in the header of the associated file’s multipart boundary. The new file name is sent as a parameter along with the request. See the server-side section below for more details.
  • The getUploads API method can be used to obtain the original file name. All objects returned by this method will include an originalName property. The name property will be set to the current file name.
  • The getName API method will return the current file name, not the original file name.
  • All name parameters passed to callback handlers will equal the new file name, not the original file name.
  • The resume feature will key on the most current (not necessarily the original) file name when deciding if a submitted file is resumable. This determination is made by Fine Uploader just before the first upload request for the file request is sent. If you submit a previously interrupted file with an overridden name, you must ensure the file name is again changed to ensure the file is properly resumed.

Handling an overridden / new file name server-side

The filename will be sent with the request as the qqfilename parameter. Be sure to read this parameter when naming your file server-side.