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Using for loop you can append an array into a FormData object in JavaScript. For FormData.append() to work with an array, you need to JSON.stringify it.

let barArray = [{item: 'one'}, {item: 'two'}];

let data = FormData();

data.append('foo', JSON.stringify(barArray))

this.$'/upload', data);

JavaScript FormData append array

Simple example code append an array to ‘FormData‘ in JavaScript?

<!DOCTYPE html>

    var formData = new FormData;
    var array = ['1', '2'];
    for (var i = 0; i < array.length; i++) {
      formData.append('array_php_side[]', array[i]);

    console.log("Form Data");
    for (let obj of formData) {



JavaScript FormData append array

Or we can simply do like this.

formData = new FormData;
words = ["apple", "ball", "cat"]
words.forEach((item) => formData.append("words[]", item))

// verify the data
//["apple", "ball", "cat"]

You can also send an array via FormData this way:

var formData = new FormData;
var arr = ['this', 'is', 'an', 'array'];

for (var i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) {
  formData.append('arr[]', arr[i]);


Do comment if you have any doubts or suggestions on this Js FormData topic.

Note: The All JS Examples codes are tested on the Firefox browser and the Chrome browser.

OS: Windows 10

Code: HTML 5 Version

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