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Upload Field

Example uses:

  • To provide a Page with a featured image
  • To allow for a Product to deliver a downloadable asset like PDF or MP3
  • To give a layout building block the ability to feature a background image


name *To be used as the property name when stored and retrieved from the database.
*relationTo *Provide a single collection slug to allow this field to accept a relation to. Note: the related collection must be configured to support Uploads.
filterOptionsA query to filter which options appear in the UI and validate against. More.
maxDepthSets a number limit on iterations of related documents to populate when queried. Depth
labelUsed as a field label in the Admin panel and to name the generated GraphQL type.
uniqueEnforce that each entry in the Collection has a unique value for this field.
validateProvide a custom validation function that will be executed on both the Admin panel and the backend. More
indexBuild a MongoDB index for this field to produce faster queries. Set this field to true if your users will perform queries on this field's data often.
saveToJWTIf this field is top-level and nested in a config supporting Authentication, include its data in the user JWT.
hooksProvide field-based hooks to control logic for this field. More
accessProvide field-based access control to denote what users can see and do with this field's data. More
hiddenRestrict this field's visibility from all APIs entirely. Will still be saved to the database, but will not appear in any API or the Admin panel.
defaultValueProvide data to be used for this field's default value. More
localizedEnable localization for this field. Requires localization to be enabled in the Base config.
requiredRequire this field to have a value.
adminAdmin-specific configuration. See the default field admin config for more details.

* An asterisk denotes that a property is required.



import { CollectionConfig } from 'payload/types';
const ExampleCollection: CollectionConfig = {
slug: 'example-collection',
fields: [
name: 'backgroundImage', // required
type: 'upload', // required
relationTo: 'media', // required
required: true,

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