I see for users, I can add a hidden field <input type="hidden" name="deleteUserPhoto" value="1" /> to remove the uploaded photo, however I need to allow this functionality for an assets field in an entry form.

I have tried submitting an empty file field, but it just retains the existing uploaded asset after submission.

Is there a trigger similar to deleteUserPhoto that I can use here?

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File fields are used for uploading new images. To delete all the Assets for a field, submit a hidden field with no values.

<input type="hidden" name="fields[assetsField]" value="" />

If, on the other hand, you want to retain some of them, then make that hidden field an array with the values you'd like to keep. Like this

<input type="hidden" name="fields[assetsField][]" value="someAssetId" />
<input type="hidden" name="fields[assetsField][]" value="someOtherAssetId" />

someAssetId and someOtherAssetId being the Asset IDs you'd like to keep for that field.

  • Thank you SO much :)
    – iamkeir
    Nov 7, 2019 at 16:03

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