Type of object received during file upload using @UploadFile

In the REST API below, what is the type of file object that is received.

@ApiImplicitParam({ name: 'folderId', description: ' Folder Id' })
@ApiImplicitParam({ name: 'fileName', description: ' File Name' })
@ApiImplicitFile({ name: 'file', required: true, description: 'PDF File' })
async uploadFile(@UploadedFile() file, @Param() folderId, @Param() fileName) {
 * I need to know the type of file object (first argument) of uploadFile
    this.folderService.uploadFile(file, folderId, fileName);

I need to write a file received in the request to disk. How to do that?



You can save the file by specifying a destination path in the MulterOptions:

// files will be saved in the /uploads folder
@UseInterceptors(FileInterceptor('file', {dest: 'uploads'}))

If you want more control over how your file is saved, you can create a multer diskStorage configuration object instead:

import { diskStorage } from 'multer';

export const myStorage = diskStorage({
  // Specify where to save the file
  destination: (req, file, cb) => {
    cb(null, 'uploads');
  // Specify the file name
  filename: (req, file, cb) => {
    cb(null, Date.now() + '-' + file.originalname);

And then pass it to the storage property in your controller.

@UseInterceptors(FileInterceptor('file', {storage: myStorage}))

For more configuration options, see the multer docs.


You can import the type from the package. '@types/multer' and then qualify the file as:

        @UploadedFile() file: Express.Multer.File,



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