The Form Fileupload Steptype expects the participant to upload a file. The uploaded file will be saved and can be accessed throughout the experiment.
This Steptype allows the experimenter to set a Max File Size (kB) as well as the MimeType for the uploaded file. The most important configuration for this Steptype is the way of saving for the file and is already described inside the software as it is in the following.
When using the File API as Storage Type the content will be saved outside of the database. The Variable Name will contain the file path to retrieve the file using the File API later on. When using the Variable API the file contents will be saved as a base64 encoded string directly into the database. The Variable Api can only save small files and has other technical limitations. Using the File API is highly recomended.