[jquery] bootstrap 4 file input doesn't show the file name

I have a problem with the custom-file-input class in Bootstrap 4. after I chose which file I want to upload the filename do not show.

I use this code:

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="custom-file">
    <input type="file" class="custom-file-input" id="inputGroupFile02">
    <label class="custom-file-label" for="inputGroupFile02">Choose file</label>
  </div>
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <button class="btn btn-primary">Upload</button>
  </div>
</div>

Any idea how I can fix it without getting too complicated?

This question is related to jquery html css file-upload bootstrap-4

The answer is


Johann-S solution works great. (And it looks like he created the awesome plugin)

The Bootstrap 4.3 documentation example page uses this plugin to modify the filename: https://github.com/Johann-S/bs-custom-file-input

Use the Bootstrap custom file input classes. Add the plugin to your project, and add this code in your script file on the page.

$(document).ready(function () {
  bsCustomFileInput.init()
})

If you want you can use the recommended Bootstrap plugin to dynamize your custom file input: https://www.npmjs.com/package/bs-custom-file-input

This plugin can be use with or without jQuery and works with React an Angular


The answer of Anuja Patil only works with a single file input on a page. This works if there are more than one. This snippet will also show all files if multiple is enabled.

<script type="text/javascript">

    $('.custom-file input').change(function (e) {
        var files = [];
        for (var i = 0; i < $(this)[0].files.length; i++) {
            files.push($(this)[0].files[i].name);
        }
        $(this).next('.custom-file-label').html(files.join(', '));
    });

</script>

Note that $(this).next('.custom-file-label').html($(this)[0].files.join(', ')); does not work. So that is why the for loop is needed.

If you never work with mulitple files in the file upload, this simpler snippet can be used.

<script type="text/javascript">

    $('.custom-file input').change(function (e) {
        if (e.target.files.length) {
            $(this).next('.custom-file-label').html(e.target.files[0].name);
        }
    });

</script>

I have used following for the same:

<script type="application/javascript">
    $('input[type="file"]').change(function(e){
        var fileName = e.target.files[0].name;
        $('.custom-file-label').html(fileName);
    });
</script>

This code works for me:

<script type="application/javascript">
    $('#elementID').change(function(event){
        var fileName = event.target.files[0].name;
        if (event.target.nextElementSibling!=null){
            event.target.nextElementSibling.innerText=fileName;
        }
    });
</script>

$(document).on('change', '.custom-file-input', function (event) {
    $(this).next('.custom-file-label').html(event.target.files[0].name);
})

Best of all worlds. Works on dynamically created inputs, and uses actual file name.


When you have multiple files, an idea is to show only the first file and the number of the hidden file names.

$('.custom-file input').change(function() {
    var $el = $(this),
    files = $el[0].files,
    label = files[0].name;
    if (files.length > 1) {
        label = label + " and " + String(files.length - 1) + " more files"
    }
    $el.next('.custom-file-label').html(label);
});

This works with Bootstrap 4.1.3:

<script>
    $("input[type=file]").change(function () {
        var fieldVal = $(this).val();

        // Change the node's value by removing the fake path (Chrome)
        fieldVal = fieldVal.replace("C:\\fakepath\\", "");

        if (fieldVal != undefined || fieldVal != "") {
            $(this).next(".custom-file-label").attr('data-content', fieldVal);
            $(this).next(".custom-file-label").text(fieldVal);
        }
    });
</script>

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