How do I upload a file with all properties or fields values to a sharepoint library?

I'm using PnP-JS-Core 2.0.7


  • What have you tried till now ? What issues did you face ? Can share some related code of your attempts? Commented Aug 12, 2017 at 5:39

2 Answers 2


You can try the below approach using the FileReader API :

Assume that you have html structure somewhat as mentioned below:

<input type="file" id="uploadFile" value="Upload File" />

<input type="button" value="Upload" onclick="UploadFiles()" />

Now, in your UploadFiles method, you can upload the file using getFolderByServerRelativeUrl("server-relative-url").files.add method and after that you get the uploaded files ID and then update its properties as below:

function UploadFiles() {
    var files = document.getElementById('uploadFile').files;
   //in case of multiple files,iterate or else upload the first file.
    var file = files[0]; 
    if (file!=undefined || file!=null){

    //assuming that the name of document library is Documents, change as per your requirement, 
    //this will add the file in root folder of the document library, if you have a folder named test, replace it as "/Documents/test"
    pnp.sp.web.getFolderByServerRelativeUrl("/Documents").files.add(file.name, file, true).then((result) => {
        console.log(file.name + " upload successfully!");
          result.file.listItemAllFields.get().then((listItemAllFields) => {
             // get the item id of the file and then update the columns(properties)
                        Title: "My New Title",
                        Description: "Here is a new description"
                        console.log(file.name + " properties updated successfully!");
  • document.getElementById('uploadFile').files throws error for me saying "Property 'files' does not exist on type 'HTMLElement". When I try to use "<HTMLInputElement>" for casting, it throws error "JSX element type 'HTMLInputElement' is not a constructor function for JSX elements"..... Any ideas how to resolve this? Any help is much appreciated
    – zainul
    Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 5:38

There is good example on the pnp js core github here. Although example is in typescript you can get the idea which I have also used.

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