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How can an image file be uploaded and saved to the server in R Shiny?

asked 2021-11-09 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2021-05-18 02:00:00 +0000

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In order to upload and save an image file to the server in R Shiny, you can use the fileInput() function to create an input field for users to select the file, and then use the saveRDS() or save() function to save the file to the server.

Here is an example code that demonstrates how to upload and save an image file in R Shiny:

UI code:


  # Create input field for file upload
  fileInput("file", "Choose an image file"),

  # Add a button to save the file
  actionButton("saveFile", "Save image file")


Server code:

shinyServer(function(input, output) {

  # Function to save the file
  saveImageFile <- function(file) {
    # Save the file to the server
    saveRDS(file, file$datapath)

  # Event handler for saving the file
  observeEvent(input$saveFile, {
    # Check if a file was selected
    if(!is.null(input$file)) {
      # Call the saveImageFile function to save the file


When the user selects a file using the fileInput() input field and clicks the "Save image file" button, the server code will save the file to the server using the saveRDS() function. You can modify the saveImageFile() function to save the file in a different format, depending on your requirements.

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