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Using PSR-7 UploadedFileInterface with zend-filter’s File and zend-validator’s File in zend-form instance

Posted in expressive, Tutorial PHP, Zend Framework by samsonasik on February 3, 2019

The latest zend-filter:^2.9 and zend-validator:^2.12 have full support for PSR-7 UploadedFileInterface handling. If we are using it with zend-form instance:

use Zend\Diactoros\StreamFactory;
use Zend\Diactoros\UploadedFileFactory;
use Zend\Filter\File\RenameUpload;
use Zend\Validator\File\Size;

// ...
    public function getInputFilterSpecification()
        return [
                'name' => 'filename',
                'required' => true,
                'filters' => [
                        'name' => RenameUpload::class,
                        'options' => [
                            'target'               => \getcwd() . '/public/uploads',
                            'use_upload_extension' => true,
                            'use_upload_name'      => true,
                            'overwrite'            => true,
                            'randomize'            => true,

                            'stream_factory'       => new StreamFactory(),
                            'upload_file_factory'  => new UploadedFileFactory(),
                'validators' => [
                        'name' => Size::class,
                        'options' => [
                            'max' => '10MB',
// ...

The only config that needed to be changed is in the filters: the stream_factory and upload_file_factory config with provide objects of class that implements Psr\Http\Message\StreamFactoryInterface and Psr\Http\UploadedFileFactoryInterface, which if we are using zend-diactoros, we can use Zend\Diactoros\StreamFactory and Zend\Diactoros\UploadedFileFactory.

For Form set data, we can now do the following:

use Psr\Http\Message\ServerRequestInterface;
// ...
    // $request is an object of class implements ServerRequestInterface
    $postAndFileData = \array_merge_recursive(
// ...

On get data, we have different result from normal Zend\Http\Phpenvironment\Request. If we are using normal Zend\Http\Phpenvironment\Request, we normally get the following data:

array (size=1)
  'filename' => 
    array (size=5)
      'name' => string 'Untitled-1.png' (length=14)
      'type' => string 'image/png' (length=9)
      'size' => int 761087
      'tmp_name' => string '/path/to/public/uploads/Untitled-1_5c51c49e1d0855_97287659.png' (length=103)
      'error' => int 0

With the new parameters, the form data will be:

array (size=1)
  'filename' => 
      private 'clientFilename' => string 'Untitled-1.png' (length=14)
      private 'clientMediaType' => string 'image/png' (length=9)
      private 'error' => int 0
      private 'file' => null
      private 'moved' => boolean false
      private 'size' => int 761087
      private 'stream' => 
          protected 'resource' => resource(12, stream)
          protected 'stream' => string '/path/to/public/uploads/Untitled-1_5c51c49e1d0855_97287659.png' (length=103)

We can consume the file uploaded data from Zend\Diactoros\UploadedFile‘s functions, or we want a array data, we can loop the fields recursively and convert to array data whenever the value is instanceof Psr\Http\Message\UploadedFileInterface, eg:

use Psr\Http\Message\UploadedFileInterface;

// ...
$data = $form->getData();

\array_walk_recursive($data, function (& $value) {
    if ($value instanceof UploadedFileInterface) {
        $value = [
            'name'     => $value->getClientFilename(),
            'type'     => $value->getClientMediaType(),
            'size'     => $value->getSize(),
            'tmp_name' => $value->getStream()->getMetadata('uri'),
            'error'    => $value->getError(),
// ...

The data are now completely an array so we are safe to use in another use case, eg: save to temporary session for File PRG use case.

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