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    @iwsio/json-csv-node

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    This package extends @iwsio/json-csv-core specifically targeting Node.JS to support streaming. It's all the same code as before, just moved around. You can read more about it on my blog.

    Usage

    Buffered (Converts to CSV with an in-memory data source)

    const { toCsv } = require('@iwsio/json-csv-node')
    
    const csv = await toCsv(data, options) // toCsv returns Promise
    
    // optionally, you can use a callback
    toCsv(data, options, function(err, csv) {...}))

    Streaming (Converts a "row at a time" from a stream source)

    When using the streaming API, you can pipe data to it in object mode.

    const { toCsvStream } = require('@iwsio/json-csv-node')
    const things = [
      {name: 'thing1', age: 20},
      {name: 'thing2', age: 30},
      {name: 'thing3', age: 45}
    ]
     
    Readable.from(things) // <readable source in object mode>
      .pipe(toCsvStream(options)) // transforms to string and emits lines
      .pipe(process.stdout) // anything Writable
    })

    NOTE: All the aliases from previous versions remain intact.

    I renamed this API mostly for cosmetics and to cleanup named exports for ES Modules. It made more sense to me to import { toCSV } from 'json-csv' rather than importing the default and calling its prop. (I've been doing a lot of Typescript lately). But all the original versions are kept intact and tests are in place to assert they work.

    const jsonCsv = require('@iwsio/json-csv-node')
    jsonCsv.toCsv // buffered, returns promise, callback optional
    jsonCsv.toCsvStream // stream, returns stream, callback optional
    
    jsonCsv.buffered // alias to toCsv (buffered)
    jsonCsv.stream // alias to toCsvStream (streamed)
    
    jsonCsv.csv // alias to toCsvStream (streamed)
    jsonCsv.csvBuffered // alias to toCsv (buffered)

    Options

    {
      // field definitions for CSV export
      fields :
      [
        {
          // required: field name for source value
          name: 'string',
    
          // optional: column label for CSV header
          label: 'string',
    
          // optional: transform value before exporting
          transform: function(value) { return value; }
        }
      ],
    
      // Other default options:
      fieldSeparator: ",",
      ignoreHeader: false
    }

    Advanced Example

    Here, you can see we're using a deeper set of objects for our source data, and we're using dot notation in the field definitions like: contact.name for the contact name.

    const items = [
      {
        downloaded: false,
        contact: {
          company: 'Widgets, LLC',
          name: 'John Doe',
          email: 'john@widgets.somewhere',
        },
        registration: {
          year: 2013,
          level: 3,
        },
      },
      {
        downloaded: true,
        contact: {
          company: 'Sprockets, LLC',
          name: 'Jane Doe',
          email: 'jane@sprockets.somewhere',
        },
        registration: {
          year: 2013,
          level: 2,
        },
      },
    ]
    const options = {
      fields: [
        {
          name: 'contact.company', // uses dot notation
          label: 'Company',
        },
        {
          name: 'contact.name',
          label: 'Name',
        },
        {
          name: 'contact.email',
          label: 'Email',
        },
        {
          name: 'downloaded',
          label: "Downloaded",
          transform: (v) => v ? 'downloaded' : 'pending',
        },
        {
          name: 'registration.year',
          label: 'Year',
        },
        {
          name: 'registration.level',
          label: 'Level',
          transform: (v) => {
            switch (v) {
              case 1: return 'Test 1'
              case 2: return 'Test 2'
              default: return 'Unknown'
            }
          },
        },
      ],
    }
    
    (async () => {
      let result = await toCsv(items, options)
      console.log(result)
    })()

    Output

    Company,Name,Email,Downloaded,Year,Level
    "Widgets, LLC",John Doe,john@widgets.somewhere,pending,2013,Unknown
    "Sprockets, LLC",Jane Doe,jane@sprockets.somewhere,downloaded,2013,Test 2
    

    Install

    npm i @iwsio/json-csv-node

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    Version

    5.0.7

    License

    BSD-3

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