Class MultipartFilter

All Implemented Interfaces:
Filter, Aware, BeanNameAware, DisposableBean, InitializingBean, EnvironmentAware, EnvironmentCapable, ServletContextAware

public class MultipartFilter extends OncePerRequestFilter
Servlet Filter that resolves multipart requests via a MultipartResolver. in the root web application context.

Looks up the MultipartResolver in Spring's root web application context. Supports a "multipartResolverBeanName" filter init-param in web.xml; the default bean name is "filterMultipartResolver".

If no MultipartResolver bean is found, this filter falls back to a default MultipartResolver: StandardServletMultipartResolver for Servlet oontainers, based on a multipart-config section in web.xml. Note however that at present the Servlet specification only defines how to enable multipart configuration on a Servlet and as a result multipart request processing is likely not possible in a Filter unless the Servlet container provides a workaround such as Tomcat's "allowCasualMultipartParsing" property.

MultipartResolver lookup is customizable: Override this filter's lookupMultipartResolver method to use a custom MultipartResolver instance, for example if not using a Spring web application context. Note that the lookup method should not create a new MultipartResolver instance for each call but rather return a reference to a pre-built instance.

Note: This filter is an alternative to using DispatcherServlet's MultipartResolver support, for example for web applications with custom web views which do not use Spring's web MVC, or for custom filters applied before a Spring MVC DispatcherServlet (e.g. HiddenHttpMethodFilter). In any case, this filter should not be combined with servlet-specific multipart resolution.

Juergen Hoeller
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  • Field Details


      public static final String DEFAULT_MULTIPART_RESOLVER_BEAN_NAME
      The default name for the multipart resolver bean.
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  • Constructor Details

    • MultipartFilter

      public MultipartFilter()
  • Method Details

    • setMultipartResolverBeanName

      public void setMultipartResolverBeanName(String multipartResolverBeanName)
      Set the bean name of the MultipartResolver to fetch from Spring's root application context. Default is "filterMultipartResolver".
    • getMultipartResolverBeanName

      protected String getMultipartResolverBeanName()
      Return the bean name of the MultipartResolver to fetch from Spring's root application context.
    • doFilterInternal

      protected void doFilterInternal(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response, FilterChain filterChain) throws ServletException, IOException
      Check for a multipart request via this filter's MultipartResolver, and wrap the original request with a MultipartHttpServletRequest if appropriate.

      All later elements in the filter chain, most importantly servlets, benefit from proper parameter extraction in the multipart case, and are able to cast to MultipartHttpServletRequest if they need to.

      Specified by:
      doFilterInternal in class OncePerRequestFilter
    • lookupMultipartResolver

      protected MultipartResolver lookupMultipartResolver(HttpServletRequest request)
      Look up the MultipartResolver that this filter should use, taking the current HTTP request as argument.

      The default implementation delegates to the lookupMultipartResolver without arguments.

      the MultipartResolver to use
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    • lookupMultipartResolver

      protected MultipartResolver lookupMultipartResolver()
      Look for a MultipartResolver bean in the root web application context. Supports a "multipartResolverBeanName" filter init param; the default bean name is "filterMultipartResolver".

      This can be overridden to use a custom MultipartResolver instance, for example if not using a Spring web application context.

      the MultipartResolver instance