request-helpers

2.1.0 • Public • Published

Request helpers

A collection of request helpers. Usable with express js (and consequently, sails.js).

Installation

npm install --save request-helpers

Methods

Currently only 1.

secureParameters (params, req|object[, forceCollect = false])

Allows you to create a Parameters instance from the params sent with the request. This method allows you to easily populate the parameters, making sure all required params were sent.

Note: This method also supports the use of a simple object in stead of using req. This can be useful when you wish to secureParameters from parseCriteria (sails.js).

Example:

var paramBlueprint = [
  'username',                           // Required
  'password',                           // Required.
  {param: 'name', required: false},     // Optional. Default: null
  {param: 'nickname', default: 'anon'}, // Optional. Default: anon
  {param: 'enable', cast: 'boolean'}    // Cast value to boolean
];
 
var params = helpers.secureParameters(paramBlueprint, req);
 
params.isValid(); // true
params.asObject(); // Returns POJO of parameters
params.get('key'); // Returns value for parameter `key`
params.getMissing(); // Returns an array of missing parameters
params.getMissingParameter(); // Returns the first missing parameter.
 
// With forceCollect (third argument) you tell secureParameters to not stop collecting when it finds a missing parameter.
Defaults to false.
params = helpers.secureParameters(paramBlueprint, req);

Contributing

Go for it. Submit a PR, with the tests, and watch the magic.

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npm i request-helpers

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Version

2.1.0

License

MIT

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