Form Data handling for the Actix Web Framework in Rust
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Actix Form Data

A library for retrieving form data from Actix Web’s multipart streams. It can stream uploaded files onto the filesystem (its main purpose), but it can also parse associated form data.


Add it to your dependencies.

# Cargo.toml

actix-web = "1.0.0"
actix-multipart = "0.1.0"
actix-form-data = "0.4.0"

Require it in your project.

// src/ or src/

use form_data::{Field, Form, Value};


First, you’d create a form structure you want to parse from the multipart stream.

let form = Form::new().field("field-name", Field::text());

This creates a form with one required field named “field-name” that will be parsed as text.

Then, pass it to handle_multipart in your request handler.

fn request_handler(mp: Multipart, state: Data<State>) -> ... {
    let future = form_data::handle_multipart(mp, state.form);


This returns a Future<Item = Value, Error = form_data::Error>, which can be used to fetch your data.

let field_value = match value {
    Value::Map(mut hashmap) => {
    _ => return None,


/// examples/

use std::path::PathBuf;

use actix_multipart::Multipart;
use actix_web::{
    web::{post, resource, Data},
    App, HttpResponse, HttpServer,
use form_data::{handle_multipart, Error, Field, FilenameGenerator, Form};
use futures::Future;

struct Gen;

impl FilenameGenerator for Gen {
    fn next_filename(&self, _: &mime::Mime) -> Option<PathBuf> {
        let mut p = PathBuf::new();

fn upload((mp, state): (Multipart, Data<Form>)) -> Box<Future<Item = HttpResponse, Error = Error>> {
        handle_multipart(mp, state.get_ref().clone()).map(|uploaded_content| {
            println!("Uploaded Content: {:?}", uploaded_content);

fn main() -> Result<(), failure::Error> {
    let form = Form::new()
        .field("Hey", Field::text())
                .field("One", Field::int())
                .field("Two", Field::float())
        .field("files", Field::array(Field::file(Gen)));

    println!("{:?}", form);

    HttpServer::new(move || {



Feel free to open issues for anything you find an issue with. Please note that any contributed code will be licensed under the GPLv3.


Copyright © 2018 Riley Trautman

Actix Form Data is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Actix Form Data is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. This file is part of Actix Form Data.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Actix Form Data. If not, see