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How to upload a image from a Custom View Tile?

Question asked by Robert Hanson on Oct 17, 2016
Latest reply on May 22, 2019 by

My goal is to create a Jive status update with an image attachment from a Custom View Tile.

The problem is that I can't find a way to upload image file to Jive?


Here is my code for creating the update, which references an image URL.  Normally this URL would point to a temporary image that was uploaded to Jive.


    "type" : "update",

    "subject" : "A status update",

    "parent" : "",

    "content" : {

      "type" : "text/html",

      "text" : "<span>Hello World</span>"


    "attachments": [


            "doUpload": true,

            "url": "",

            "contentType": "image/jpg"




).execute(function (res) {console.log(res)})


The problem is that I can't find a temporary image/file service that works within a Custom View Tile.


This works in Jive Apps, but after looking at the code it doesn't appear that it works in Custom View Tiles.

Binary Data Storage Usage


I've used the temporary image service via REST, but it doesn't appear to be a part of the JS API.

Jive REST API v3.14 → Image service


There is a REST API service that you can use from within a tile, but it doesn't support binary payloads.

Making REST API calls directly from a Jive app or tile


Is this possible at all without having to use an external service outside of Jive?