A library to create readable
"multipart/form-data" streams. Can be used to submit forms and file uploads to other web applications.
The API of this library is inspired by the XMLHttpRequest-2 FormData Interface.
npm install --save form-data
In this example we are constructing a form with 3 fields that contain a string, a buffer and a file stream.
var FormData = ;var fs = ;var form = ;form;form;form;
Also you can use http-response stream:
var FormData = ;var http = ;var form = ;http;
Or @mikeal's request stream:
var FormData = ;var request = ;var form = ;form;form;form;
In order to submit this form to a web application, call
submit(url, [callback]) method:
For more advanced request manipulations
submit() method returns
http.ClientRequest object, or you can choose from one of the alternative submission methods.
You can use node's http client interface:
var http = ;var request = http;form;request;
Or if you would prefer the
'Content-Length' header to be set for you:
To use custom headers and pre-known length in parts:
var CRLF = '\r\n';var form = ;var options =header: CRLF + '--' + form + CRLF + 'X-Custom-Header: 123' + CRLF + CRLFknownLength: 1;form;form;
Form-Data can recognize and fetch all the required information from common types of streams (
mikeal's request), for some other types of streams you'd need to provide "file"-related information manually:
filepath property overrides
filename and may contain a relative path. This is typically used when uploading multiple files from a directory.
For edge cases, like POST request to URL with query string or to pass HTTP auth credentials, object can be passed to
form.submit() as first parameter:
In case you need to also send custom HTTP headers with the POST request, you can use the
headers key in first parameter of
Form submission using request:
var formData =my_field: 'my_value'my_file: fs;request;
For more details see request readme.
You can also submit a form using node-fetch:
var form = ;form;;
getLengthSync()method DOESN'T calculate length for streams, use
knownLengthoptions as workaround.
2.xFormData has dropped support for
Form-Data is released under the MIT license.