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"Big Lib" is the core library for "Big Nodes"


npm install node-red-biglib

Principles for Big Nodes

See biglib for details on Big Nodes. Big Lib and subsequent Big Nodes are a family of nodes built for my own purpose. They are all designed to help me build a complete process for production purposes. For that I needed nodes able to:

  • Flow big volume of data (memory control, work with buffers)
  • Work with a flow of blocks (buffers) (multiple payload within a single job)
  • Tell what they are doing with extended use of statuses (color/message)
  • Use their second output for flow control (start/stop/running/status)
  • Reuse messages in order to propagate _msgid, topic
  • Depends on state of the art libraries for parsing (csv, xml, xlsxs, line, ...)
  • Acts as filters by default (1 payload = 1 action) or data generators (block flow)

All functionnalities are built under a library named biglib and all Big Nodes rely on it

The Big Nodes family

This library is used for big nodes developpement.

Here is the family

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byline simple line-by-line stream reader

filesize provides an easy way to get a human readable file size String

moment Parse, validate, manipulate, and display dates in JavaScript


Work in progress. Please look at Big Nodes

  • big file for reading files in multiple ways/format/encoding
  • big csv for parsing CSV
  • big line for parsing by lines
  • big fixed for fixed format parsing
  • big status for visual statuses
  • big exec for executing commands
  • big ssh for executing remote command over SSH
  • big mongo fork from node-red-contrib-mongodb2 for executing MongoDB requests with cursor support
  • big db2 in progress
  • big xlsx for parsing XLSX files
  • big splitter fork from node-red-contrib-splitter with big control support
  • big tail used for converting multiple payloads in one message with line and size constraints


  • Jacques W


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