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    SAP CP Cloud Foundry destination handler

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    npm install --save sap-cf-destination


    • destination and destination instance created
    • connectivity instance created
    • xsuaa instance created
    • all of the above instances bound to the node app, e.g. via manifest.yml:
      - name: my_app
        path: my_app
        memory: 128M
          - xsuaa-instance
          - connectivity-instance
          - destination-instance


    const callDestination = require('sap-cf-destination');
    // Promise chain
            url: '/api/json',
            connectivity_instance: 'connectivity-lite',
            uaa_instance: 'uaa-lite',
            destination_instance: 'destination-lite',
            destination_name: 'tbaas',
            http_verb: 'POST',
            payload: {
                "me": "here"
            .then(response => {
                // do sth clever from the response
                // of $server_behind_destination_'tbaas'/api/json
            .catch(err => {
                // oh no 💩
    // async/await? 👏
    // add the 'async' keyword to an outer function wrapping 'callDestination'
    async function getIt() {
        try {
            const response = await callDestination({...});
            // do sth clever w/ the response
        } catch (err) {
            // oh no 💩


    sap-cf-destination(options) ⇒ Promise.<(any|never)>

    Param Type Description
    options Map configuration options for several CF service instances
    options.url string the url to call in the destination, absolute path (including leading slash) e.g. /api/v1/json
    options.connectivity_instance string name of the instance of the connectivity service
    options.uaa_instance string name of the instance of the uaa service
    options.destination_instance string name of the instance of the destination service
    options.destination_name string name of the destination to use
    options.http_verb 'GET' | 'POST' | 'PUT' | 'PATCH' | 'DELETE' | 'HEAD' | 'OPTIONS' HTTP method to use
    [options.payload] object payload for POST, PUT or PATCH
    [options.formData] object mimic a browser for POSTing a form to the destination; implies http verb POST
    [options.content_type] string value for "Content-Type" http header, e.g. "application/json"
    [options.full_response] boolean whether to have the full response (including all headers etc) pass through to the caller (BE -> proxy -> client)
    [options.tech_error_only] boolean get a rejection only if the request failed for technical reasons, so e.g. 404 is considered a valid response
    [options.binary] boolean whether to expect (and deliver) a binary at @param url
    [options.scc_name] string Location ID of the SAP Cloud Connector

    Hints & Limitations

    • all major HTTP verbs are supported (GET, POST, PUT,PATCH,HEAD, DELETE,OPTIONS) per se
      BUT: if the proxy software decides to not let any of them pass through, the request originating from this module will of course fail
    • POST, PUT and PATCH only support a JSON payload. The payload itself can be a plain, deeply nested object; it will be stringified automatically
    • POST now supports both a JSON payload and a form-style ("like a browser") submission:
        url: ...,
        http_verb: 'POST',
        formData: {
          field1: "some value",
          field2: JSON.stringify([ { "el1": "v1", "el2": "v2" } ])  // stringify deep nested objects and array structures
    • use scc_name: '<locID>' as a parameter to specify location ID of the SAP Cloud Connector (default: none)
              scc_name: '<locID of SCC>'
    • use full_response: true as a parameter to obtain the full response payload, e.g. to get access to response headers
              full_response: true
    • use tech_error_only: true as a parameter to only get a rejection if the request failed for technial reasons ("as long as it has a status code, it's a valid response")
              tech_error_only: true
          }).then( response => {
              // even ☕️ ends up here
              // add
              //    full_response: true (see above)
              // to get response.statusCode
          }).catch( err => {
              // network layer problem or such
    • do a download of a binary file by specifying the matching Content-Type of the file and setting binary to true;
      this will deliver a Buffer useable in writeStreams
              content_type: 'application/zip',
              binary: true
          }).then( buffer => {
              // write Buffer
                .write(buffer, 'binary')
              // don't forget to listen to the error and finish event
              // ...


    Apache License 2.0



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