How to return absolute path?

System Information
  • Strapi Version “strapi”: “3.2.5”,:
  • Operating System Windows 10:
  • Database SQLIte:
  • Node Version Node v12.18.2:
  • NPM Version NPM v6.14.8:
  • Yarn Version Yarn v1.22.5:

My editor is changed to react-quill-js which configured to be able to upload image from local machine. But my problem is when it get called from GET/ it return “Content”: “

<img src=”/uploads/clover_86dfbaa5b8.png">

". It’s kind of hard for frontend to find and append the prefix of the server. So I want to ask where to change the relative path to absolute path?

Thanks in advande!!

  1. Add to .env:
  1. Add the recently added env to /config/server.js
module.exports = ({ env }) => ({
  host: env('HOST', ''),
  port:'PORT', 1337),
  url: env('WEBSITE', ''), // THIS ONE
  1. Modify your controller like this:
const { sanitizeEntity } = require('strapi-utils');
module.exports = {
  async findOne(ctx) {
    const { id } = ctx.params;
    const entity = await{ id });
    entity.Content = entity.Content.replace('src=\\"/', `src=\\"${strapi.config.get('server.url')}/`); // Here we modify the 'Content' and add your website "url" to it
    return sanitizeEntity(entity, { model: strapi.models.blogs });


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Thanks for your help ! But the replacement doesn’t work, i changed to .replace(‘src="/’, src=\\"${strapi.config.get('server.url')}/) ( ommitted the first backslash) and i worked ??

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Yeah, I’m writing the code without testing/verifying it :crazy_face: But I assumed it will throw an error for backslash in replace() func.

Very good implementation @sunnyson thank you for this.

A careful point to make is ensuring it’s injecting the dynamic WEBSITE variable instead of storing the absolute path in the database :wink: which your implementation does :+1:

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Is there a way to modify the generic Strapi controller instead of doing this per entity?

Let say, if I want the absolute path for each of my url fields. I would like to avoid messing around with each controller, but rather have this the default behavior and and change this on a per controller basis instead (when there are case when I don’t want the absolute path)

There is not a way to do it globally at the moment no :frowning:

I’ve read through the documentation and the current roadmap and did not find anything related to this idea so I am giving it a shot here. I think, it would be nice to be able to prefix asset’s url automatically, like here, in the next-images package.

I can’t provide you with stats, but I feel that a common use case is to store uploaded content elsewhere (s3, google-storage, …) than on the Strapi’s server. However, from my understanding, content url are always relative (e.g /uploads/my-picture.png). Which requires to extend controller like @sunnyson suggested, instead of having it as a simple opt-in config possibility.