HTML Input="file" Accept Attribute File Type (CSV)

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Well this is embarrassing... I found the solution I was looking for and it couldn't be simpler. I used the following code to get the desired result. Hope this helps someone in the future. Thanks everyone for your help.

<input id="fileSelect" type="file" accept=".csv, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet, application/" />  

Valid Accept Types:

For CSV files (.csv), use:

<input type="file" accept=".csv" />

For Excel Files 97-2003 (.xls), use:

<input type="file" accept="application/" />

For Excel Files 2007+ (.xlsx), use:

<input type="file" accept="application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet" />

For Text Files (.txt) use:

<input type="file" accept="text/plain" />

For Image Files (.png/.jpg/etc), use:

<input type="file" accept="image/*" />

For HTML Files (.htm,.html), use:

<input type="file" accept="text/html" />

For Video Files (.avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4), use:

<input type="file" accept="video/*" />

For Audio Files (.mp3, .wav, etc), use:

<input type="file" accept="audio/*" />

For PDF Files, use:

<input type="file" accept=".pdf" /> 



If you are trying to display Excel CSV files (.csv), do NOT use:

  • text/csv
  • application/csv
  • text/comma-separated-values (works in Opera only).

If you are trying to display a particular file type (for example, a WAV or PDF), then this will almost always work...

 <input type="file" accept=".FILETYPE" />

~ Answered on 2012-08-06 19:45:58

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