5 file fields, 1 validation for all

I have 5 file inputs that I perform a file validation using the following code:

$("#fileinput").change(function() {
        var file = this.files[0];
        var fileType = file.type;
        var match = ['application/pdf', 'image/jpeg', 'image/png', 'image/jpg'];
        if(!((fileType == match[0]) || (fileType == match[1]) || (fileType == match[2]) || (fileType == match[3]) || (fileType == match[4]) || (fileType == match[5]))){
                Swal.fire("Erro: Invalid file format!", "Only: PDF, JPG, JPEG e PNG", "error");
                $(".custom-file-label").text('Selecionar documento...');
                return false;

Instead of repeating the function for each file input I would like to to use the same function but changing the selector ID based on which input the user clicked. (I’m not sure if it’s possible)

Heres the code that I tried to do that:

var nomeInput = '_';
    var nomeInput = $(this).attr('id');

I tried to use the variable nomeInput in the .change selector but it doesn’t work. Is there anyway to achieve that?


Delegate the change event to the form, in the handler, get a reference to the changed input via the event object, you don’t need any messy identifiers or DOM traversing in the handler function. Like this:

$('.validate-form').on('change', '[type="file"]', e => {
  const type = e.target.files[0].type;
  if (!/application/pdf|image/jpe?g|image/png/.test(type)) {
    console.log('Filetype doesn't match.');
  } else {
    console.log('Accepted filetype.')
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<form class="validate-form">
  <input name="dummy">
  <input type="file" name="file[]">
  <input type="file" name="file[]">
  <input type="file" name="file[]">
  <input type="file" name="file[]">
  <input type="file" name="file[]">

If the form contains file inputs you don’t want to validate, group the wanted inputs with a class, and attach the listener using that class instead of more general attribute selector.