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multer – req.file is undefined.

I am creating an app using Node, Express and Handlebars and multer for uploading images. Every time I submit the form, req.file is undefined. I’ve spent the entire day troubleshooting but can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong.

Router File:

const express = require('express');
const router = express.Router();
const multer = require('multer');
const mongoose = require('mongoose');
const path = require('path');
const methodOverride = require('method-override');
//Set Storage Engine
const storage = multer.diskStorage({
destination: './public/uploads/images',
filename: function (req, file, cb) {
cb(null, file.fieldname + '-' + Date.now() +
path.extname(file.originalname));
}
});
const upload = multer({
storage: storage
}).single('featuredImage');
//Change Featured Image - POST
router.post('/saveImage/:id', (req, res) => {
console.log(req.file);
//removed the rest of the code to keep it simple. req.file here is always undefined.
});

Form

<form action="/saveImage/{{pitch.id}}" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<div class="form-group">
<label for="featuredImage">Featured Image</label>
<input type="file" name="featuredImage" id="featuredImage">
</div>
<input type="submit" value="SAVE">
</form>

app.js these requires are in the app.js file.

const express = require('express');
const exphbs = require('express-handlebars');
const path = require('path');
const passport = require('passport');
const mongoose = require('mongoose');
const bodyParser = require('body-parser');
const flash = require('connect-flash');
const session = require('express-session');
const methodOverride = require('method-override');
const nodemailer = require('nodemailer');
//Set StaticFolder
app.use(express.static(path.join(__dirname, 'public')));