Angular 6 HttpClient – Upload Files/Download Files to MySQL with Node.js/Express RestAPIs – using Multer + Sequelize ORM

In the tutorial, we show how to upload files, download files from Angular 6 Client to MySQL with Node.js RestAPIs server using Multer middleware and Sequelize ORM.

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Node.js/Express RestAPIs server – Angular 6 Upload/Download Files – Multer + Bootstrap
Angular 6 HttpClient Crud + Node.js Express Sequelize + MySQL – Get/Post/Put/Delete RestAPIs


  • Angular 6
  • RxJS 6
  • Bootstrap 4
  • Visual Studio Code – version 1.24.0
  • Nodejs – v8.11.3
  • Multer
  • Sequelize
  • MySQL


We create 2 projects: {Node.js, Angular}

Node.js RestAPIs

Project structure ->

angular-6-http-client-upload-files-to-nodejs-rest-api-sequelize-mysql + nodejs-project-structure

– Node.js project exposes RestAPIs to upload/download files:

  •‘/api/file/upload’, upload.single(“file”), fileWorker.uploadFile);
  • router.get(‘/api/file/all’, fileWorker.listAllFiles);
  • router.get(‘/api/file/:id’, fileWorker.downloadFile);

Configure cross-origin for Angular-Client which running at port: 4200.

Upload File ->

To upload MultipartFile, we use Multer middleware. Setup Mutter-Memory storage:

How to upload file and save it to MySQL?

– Router to handle uploaded-file from multipart/form-data:

– Now, uploaded file is stored in req.file.buffer. Save it to MySQL with Sequelize ORM:

Download File ->

For getting file from MySQL then sending to client, we use Squelize ORM and stream module as below code:

Angular 6 Client

Project structure ->

angular-6-http-client-upload-files-to-nodejs-rest-api-sequelize-mysql + angular-6-project-structure

  • upload-file.service provides methods: push File to Storage and get Files.
  • list-upload.component gets and displays list of Files.
  • form-upload.component helps upload File.
  • details-upload.component is detail for each item in list of Files.

angular-6-http-client-upload-files-to-nodejs-rest-api-sequelize-mysql + angular-component-overview

MySQL’s records:

angular-6-http-client-upload-files-to-nodejs-rest-api-sequelize-mysql + mysql-records


Node.js RestAPIs
Setting up NodeJs/Express project

Create a folder NodeJS-Express-MultipartFile-MySQL:

Then init NodeJS project:

We need express, multer and cors modules.
– Express is one of the most popular web frameworks for NodeJs which is built on top of Node.js http module, and adds support for routing, middleware, view system etc.
– Multer is a node.js middleware for handling multipart/form-data , which is primarily used for uploading files.
– Cors: a mechanism that uses HTTP headers to tell a browser to let a web application running at one origin (domain) have permission to access selected resources from a server at a different origin.

-> Install Express, Multer, Sequelize, MySQL, Cors:

-> see package.json file:

Sequelize Model

– Create a File model, see ./app/models/file.model.js file:

Multer Config

– Create ./app/config/multer.config.js file:

Setting up MySQL connection

– Create ./app/config/env.js file:

– Setup MySQL connection with Sequelize in ./app/config/db.config.js file:

Express Routers

– Create ./app/routers/file.router.js file:

Download/Upload Controllers

– Create ./app/controllers/file.controller.js file:


– Create ./server.js file:

Angular 6 Client
Generate Service & Components

Run commands below:

  • ng g s upload/UploadFile
  • ng g c upload/FormUpload
  • ng g c upload/ListUpload
  • ng g c upload/DetailsUpload

On each Component selector, delete app- prefix, then change tslint.json rules – "component-selector" to false.

App Module

app.module.ts ->

Upload File Service

upload/upload-file.service.ts ->

Component for getting List of Files

upload/list-upload.component.ts ->

upload/list-upload.component.html ->

upload/details-upload.component.ts ->

upload/details-upload.component.html ->

Component for uploading File

upload/form-upload.component.ts ->

upload/form-upload.component.html ->

App Component

app.component.ts ->

app.component.html ->

Run & Check results

Run Node.js Server (using npm start)-> Logs:

Run Angular 6 Client App (using ng serve)
Then open Browser with url http://localhost:4200/.

-> Upload files and show list of Files:

angular-6-http-client-upload-files-to-nodejs-rest-api-sequelize-mysql + upload-files

-> MySQL’s records

angular-6-http-client-upload-files-to-nodejs-rest-api-sequelize-mysql + mysql-records

-> Click to the links to download files:

angular-6-http-client-upload-files-to-nodejs-rest-api-sequelize-mysql + download-files

-> Sequelize’s logs:



By grokonez | July 8, 2018.

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