What is working right now is i can upload to the root folder of a library using the code below :

 myDropzone.options.url = `${_context.pageContext.web.absoluteUrl}/_api/web/Lists/getById('${_parent.props.listName}')/rootfolder/files/add(overwrite=true,url='${file.name}')`;   

What i want is to be able to send the files to a specific folder. i have tried using the below code but i get 404 error.

 myDropzone.options.url = `${_context.pageContext.web.absoluteUrl}/_api/web/Lists/getById('${_parent.props.listName}')/folders/folder1/files/add(overwrite=true,url='${file.name}')`;   

myDropzone.options.url = `${_context.pageContext.web.absoluteUrl}/_api/web/Lists/getById('${_parent.props.listName}')/rootfolder/folders/folder1/files/add(overwrite=true,url='${file.name}')`;   

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I tested below endpoint in fiddler, it works fine.

Correct your endpoint as folders('folder1').

  • am still getting the error 400 ${_context.pageContext.web.absoluteUrl}/_api/web/Lists/getById('${_parent.props.listName}')/rootfolder/folders('folder1')files/add(overwrite=true,url='${file.name}'); Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 7:59
  • i missed a '/' before files. it works Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 8:03
  • but if i have something like this folders('folder1/folder2'), it doesn't work Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 8:06
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    Use /_api/web/lists/getByTitle('MyDoc4')/RootFolder/folders('SubFolder')/folders('F')/files/add()
    – Lee
    Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 8:42
  • i am getting the path dynamically,is there any other solution where i can just inject "folder1/subfolder2/subfolder3/..." . The code above is a static way if you know the exact subfolder numbers Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 10:19

I will suggest to use GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl() like this

https://<site url>/_api/web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('Documents/test folder1/folder inside test folder/folder3')/files/add(url='test.txt',overwrite=true)

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