File Upload in Restful Flask

Simmo steve at
Mon Jul 20 13:09:28 CEST 2015

On 20/07/2015 11:13, subhabrata.banerji at wrote:
> Dear Group,
> I am trying to learn Rest framework through Restful Flask.
> My initial exercises went fine with
> Now I want to upload file through Restful Flask. I tried to check the web for reference.
> I got these urls,
> (i)
> (ii)
> (iii)
> But the question I am stuck with what are the things I have to change in the example of quickstart tutorial so that I may be able to upload file. Or if any one may kindly suggest with a small example.
> If any one of the esteemed members may kindly suggest.
> Regards,
> Subhabrata Banerjee.

I'm no expert on Python or REST but the example

	>>> url = ''
	>>> files = {'file': open('report.xls', 'rb')}

	>>> r =, files=files)
	>>> r.text

seems quite straightforward so I would suggest substituting your URL for 
'' and your file name (possibly with full pathname) 
for 'report.xls'.

Give it a try and report back...

Steve S

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