Ability to upload local dataset (eg shapefile, pGDB) to a JS map?

Discussion created by stevel on Jun 13, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2011 by stevel
Using the JavaScript API, is there an ability for the user to upload a local dataset? Eg a shapefile or personal geodatabase on the user's PC.

A user is asking for this, but I haven't seen this in any samples, including

The "drag and drop" sample at shows this working with images and CSV files. Is this a possible avenue for loading shapefiles?