mobutt mobutt - 3 months ago 20
Javascript Question

How to convert req.body to string?

I'm attempting to save req.body to a string in node however whenever I do console.log(req.body.toString) the output is [object Object]. Any idea on what i could be doing wrong?

var express = require('express');
var app = express();
var fs = require("fs");
var bodyParser = require("body-parser");
app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({extended:false}));
app.use(bodyParser.json());

app.post('/addUser', function (req, res) {
console.log(req.body.toString());
res.end("thanks\n");
})


Output is:

[object Object]


When using JSON.stringify the output is:

" [object Object] "

Answer

Use JSON.stringify() to convert any JSON or js Object(non-circular) to string. So in your case the following will work.

console.log(JSON.stringify(req.body))