Abhay Rana aka Nemo

Making post requests with 'request' module in node.js

Was stuck at this for quite some time:

var postData={
	a:1,
	b:2
};
require('request').post({
	uri:"http://example.com/test",
	headers:{'content-type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'},
	body:require('querystring').stringify(postData)
	},function(err,res,body){
		console.log(body);
		console.log(res.statusCode);
});

This will make a post request to http://example.com/test with the querystring parameters in postData. Meaning if you are using PHP, you can see the variables in $_POST instead of parsing request body.

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Published on February 22, 2012 in snippet,nodejs,request