send Content-Type: application/json post with node.js


Question

How can we make a HTTP request like this in NodeJS? Example or module appreciated.

curl https://www.googleapis.com/urlshortener/v1/url \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{"longUrl": "http://www.google.com/"}'
1
108
1/25/2014 6:22:06 PM

Accepted Answer

Mikeal's request module can do this easily:

var request = require('request');

var options = {
  uri: 'https://www.googleapis.com/urlshortener/v1/url',
  method: 'POST',
  json: {
    "longUrl": "http://www.google.com/"
  }
};

request(options, function (error, response, body) {
  if (!error && response.statusCode == 200) {
    console.log(body.id) // Print the shortened url.
  }
});
267
12/30/2011 3:09:27 AM

Simple Example

var request = require('request');

//Custom Header pass
var headersOpt = {  
    "content-type": "application/json",
};
request(
        {
        method:'post',
        url:'https://www.googleapis.com/urlshortener/v1/url', 
        form: {name:'hello',age:25}, 
        headers: headersOpt,
        json: true,
    }, function (error, response, body) {  
        //Print the Response
        console.log(body);  
}); 

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