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    NodeJS file system providers for Essential JS 2 File Manager

    This repository contains the nodeJS file system provider used for Essential JS 2 File Manager component.

    Key features

    The Node.js file system provider module allows you to work with the physical file system. It also provides the methods for performing various file actions like creating a new folder, renaming files, and deleting files.

    NodeJs File System Provider Serves the file system providers support for the FileManager component with the NodeJS.

    The following actions can be performed with NodeJS file system provider.

    Actions Description
    Read Reads the files from NodeJS file system.
    Details Gets the file's details which consists of Type, Size, Location and Modified date.
    Download Downloads the selected file or folder from NodeJS file system.
    Upload Uploads a file in NodeJS file system. It accepts uploaded media with the following characteristics:
    • Maximum file size: 30MB
    • Accepted Media MIME types: */*
    Create Creates a New folder.
    Delete Deletes a folder or file.
    Copy Copys the selected files or folders from target.
    Move Moves the files or folders to the desired location.
    Rename Renames a folder or file.
    Search Full-text questions perform linguistic searches against text data in full-text indexes by operating on words and phrases.

    Access Control

    The EJ2 FileManager allows you to define access permissions for files and folders using a set of access rules to user(s). The rules and roles should be specified in the accessRules.json available in the root folder of the package. The following table represents the access rule properties available for the files and folders.

    Properties Description
    Read Allows access to read a file or folder.
    Write Allows permission to edit a file or folder.
    WriteContents Allows permission to edit the content of folder.
    Copy Allows permission to copy a file or folder.
    Download Allows permission to download a file or folder.
    Upload Allows permission to upload into the folder.
    IsFile Specifies whether the rule is specified for folder or file.
    Role Specifies the role to which the rule is applied.
    Path Specifies the path to apply the rules which are defined.

    For Example

        "role": "Administator",
            //Denies downloading the 'Videos' folder.
            {"path":"/Videos/", "isFile": false,"role": "Administator", "download": "deny"},
            //Denies uploading files in all folders under 'Pictures' by displaying a custom access denied message.
            {"path":"/Pictures/*","isFile": false, "role": "Administator","upload": "deny","message":"you don't have permission for this, Contact admisinistrator for access."  },
            //Denies deleting and renaming all files in 'Downloads' folder.
            {"path":"/Downloads/*.*","isFile":true, "role": "Administator","write": "deny", },
            //Denies opening all 'png' files in 'Employees' folder.
            {"path":"/Pictures/Employees/*.png","isFile":true, "role": "Administator","read": "deny" },
            //Denies downloading all files with name 'FileManager' in 'Documents' folder.
            {"path":"/Documents/FileManager.*","isFile":true, "role": "Administator", "download": "deny", "message":"you don't have permission for this, Contact admisinistrator for access."  },

    How to configure a web service

    Follow the below set of commands to configure the nodeJS file system providers.

    • To install ej2-filemanager-node-filesystem package, use the following command.
      npm install @syncfusion/ej2-filemanager-node-filesystem
    • To install the depend packages for the file system provider, navigate to @syncfusion/ej2-filemanager-node-filesystem folder within the node_modules and run the following command.
      npm install
    • Now, run the following command line to check the Node API service in local and will be started in http://localhost:8090/. By default, the nodeJS directory service is configured with C:/Users.

    To configure the directory

    • To change the directory, use flag -d like this -d D:/Projects

    To configure the port

    • To change the port, use like this set PORT=3000

    For example:

    set PORT=3000 && node filesystem-server.js -d D:/Projects

    start the service

    To start the service, use this command.

    npm start

    File Manager AjaxSettings

    To access the basic actions like Read, Delete, Copy, Move, Rename, Search, and Get Details of File Manager using NodeJS file system service, just map the following code snippet in the Ajaxsettings property of File Manager.

    Here, the hostUrl will be your locally hosted port number.

      var hostUrl = http://localhost:8090/;
            ajaxSettings: {
                url: hostUrl,

    File download AjaxSettings

    To perform download operation, initialize the downloadUrl property in ajaxSettings of the File Manager component.

      var hostUrl = http://localhost:8090/;
      ajaxSettings: {
                url: hostUrl,
                downloadUrl: hostUrl + 'Download'

    File upload AjaxSettings

    To perform upload operation, initialize the uploadUrl property in ajaxSettings of the File Manager component.

      var hostUrl = http://localhost:8090/;
      ajaxSettings: {
                url: hostUrl,
                uploadUrl: hostUrl + 'Upload'

    File image preview AjaxSettings

    To perform image preview support in the File Manager component, initialize the getImageUrl property in ajaxSettings of the File Manager component.

      var hostUrl = http://localhost:8090/;
      ajaxSettings: {
                url: hostUrl,
                getImageUrl: hostUrl + 'GetImage'

    The FileManager will be rendered as follows.

    File Manager


    Product support is available through following mediums:


    Check the license details here.


    Check the changelog here.

    © Copyright 2020 Syncfusion, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Syncfusion Essential Studio license and copyright applies to this distribution.


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