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(Node.js) HTTP POST and Stream Response to File

Demonstrates how to send an HTTP POST and stream the response body directly to a file.

Install Chilkat for Node.js and Electron using npm at

Chilkat npm packages for Node.js

Chilkat npm packages for Electron

on Windows, Linux, MacOSX, and ARM

var os = require('os');
if (os.platform() == 'win32') {  
    if (os.arch() == 'ia32') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-win-ia32');
    } else {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-win64'); 
    }
} else if (os.platform() == 'linux') {
    if (os.arch() == 'arm') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-arm');
    } else if (os.arch() == 'x86') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-linux32');
    } else {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-linux64');
    }
} else if (os.platform() == 'darwin') {
    var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-macosx');
}

function chilkatExample() {

    // This example requires the Chilkat API to have been previously unlocked.
    // See Global Unlock Sample for sample code.

    var rest = new chilkat.Rest();

    var url = new chilkat.Url();
    // This URL will emit a response that echos the query params (name and age)
    url.ParseUrl("https://www.chilkatsoft.com/readPost.asp");

    // Connect to the web server
    var bAutoReconnect = true;
    var success = rest.Connect(url.Host,url.Port,url.Ssl,bAutoReconnect);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    rest.AddQueryParam("name","John");
    rest.AddQueryParam("age","33");

    //  Send the HTTP POST.
    success = rest.SendReqFormUrlEncoded("POST",url.Path);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // Read the response header.
    var responseStatusCode = rest.ReadResponseHeader();
    if (responseStatusCode < 0) {
        console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    console.log("Response status code = " + responseStatusCode);

    // We expect a 200 response status if the file data is coming.
    // Otherwise, we'll get a string response body with an error message(or no response body).
    if (responseStatusCode == 200) {

        var bodyStream = new chilkat.Stream();

        // The stream's sink will be a file.
        bodyStream.SinkFile = "qa_output/out.txt";

        // Read the response body to the stream.  Given that we've
        // set the stream's sink to a file, it will stream directly
        // to the file.
        success = rest.ReadRespBodyStream(bodyStream,true);
        if (success !== true) {
            console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
            return;
        }

        console.log("Successfully streamed the response to a file.");

    }
    else {
        var errResponse = rest.ReadRespBodyString();
        if (rest.LastMethodSuccess !== true) {
            console.log(rest.LastErrorText);
        }
        else {
            console.log(errResponse);
        }

    }


}

chilkatExample();

 

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