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    Cloud Tasks: Node.js Client

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    Cloud Tasks API client for Node.js

    A comprehensive list of changes in each version may be found in the CHANGELOG.

    Read more about the client libraries for Cloud APIs, including the older Google APIs Client Libraries, in Client Libraries Explained.

    Table of contents:


    Before you begin

    1. Select or create a Cloud Platform project.
    2. Enable billing for your project.
    3. Enable the Cloud Tasks API.
    4. Set up authentication with a service account so you can access the API from your local workstation.

    Installing the client library

    npm install @google-cloud/tasks

    Using the client library

    // Imports the Google Cloud Tasks library.
    const {CloudTasksClient} = require('@google-cloud/tasks');
    // Instantiates a client.
    const client = new CloudTasksClient();
    async function quickstart() {
      // TODO(developer): Uncomment these lines and replace with your values.
      // const project = 'my-project-id';
      // const queue = 'my-appengine-queue';
      // const location = 'us-central1';
      // const payload = 'hello';
      // Construct the fully qualified queue name.
      const parent = client.queuePath(project, location, queue);
      const task = {
        appEngineHttpRequest: {
          httpMethod: 'POST',
          relativeUri: '/log_payload',
      if (payload) {
        task.appEngineHttpRequest.body = Buffer.from(payload).toString('base64');
      if (inSeconds) {
        task.scheduleTime = {
          seconds: inSeconds + / 1000,
      const request = {
        parent: parent,
        task: task,
      console.log('Sending task:');
      // Send create task request.
      const [response] = await client.createTask(request);
      const name =;
      console.log(`Created task ${name}`);


    Samples are in the samples/ directory. Each sample's has instructions for running its sample.

    Sample Source Code Try it
    Cloud Tasks Create HTTP Target source code Open in Cloud Shell
    Cloud Tasks Create HTTP Target with Token source code Open in Cloud Shell
    Create Queue source code Open in Cloud Shell
    Cloud Tasks Create App Engine Target source code Open in Cloud Shell
    Delete Queue source code Open in Cloud Shell
    List Queues source code Open in Cloud Shell
    Quickstart source code Open in Cloud Shell
    Server source code Open in Cloud Shell

    The Cloud Tasks Node.js Client API Reference documentation also contains samples.

    Supported Node.js Versions

    Our client libraries follow the Node.js release schedule. Libraries are compatible with all current active and maintenance versions of Node.js.

    Client libraries targeting some end-of-life versions of Node.js are available, and can be installed via npm dist-tags. The dist-tags follow the naming convention legacy-(version).

    Legacy Node.js versions are supported as a best effort:

    • Legacy versions will not be tested in continuous integration.
    • Some security patches may not be able to be backported.
    • Dependencies will not be kept up-to-date, and features will not be backported.

    Legacy tags available

    • legacy-8: install client libraries from this dist-tag for versions compatible with Node.js 8.


    This library follows Semantic Versioning.

    This library is considered to be General Availability (GA). This means it is stable; the code surface will not change in backwards-incompatible ways unless absolutely necessary (e.g. because of critical security issues) or with an extensive deprecation period. Issues and requests against GA libraries are addressed with the highest priority.

    More Information: Google Cloud Platform Launch Stages


    Contributions welcome! See the Contributing Guide.

    Please note that this, the samples/, and a variety of configuration files in this repository (including .nycrc and tsconfig.json) are generated from a central template. To edit one of these files, make an edit to its template in this directory.


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