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Node.js http.IncomingMessage.method Method
  • Last Updated : 20 Dec, 2020

The http.IncomingMessage.method is an inbuilt application programming interface of class Incoming Message within the inbuilt http module which is used to get the type of request method as a string.

Syntax:

request.method

Parameters: This method does not accept any argument as a parameter.

Return Value: This method returns the request type name as a string.

Example 1: Filename: index.js



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// Node.js program to demonstrate the  
// request.method Method 
    
// Importing http module 
var http = require('http'); 
    
// Setting up PORT 
const PORT = process.env.PORT || 3000; 
    
// Creating http Server 
var httpServer = http.createServer(
     function(request, response){ 
  
  // Getting request method 
  // by using request.method method
  const value = request.method;
    
  // Display result on the console
  response.end( "method : " + value, 'utf8', () => { 
      console.log("displaying the result..."); 
  
      // Closing the server
      httpServer.close(()=>{
          console.log("server is closed")
      })
  }); 
}); 
    
// Listening to http Server 
httpServer.listen(PORT, () => { 
    console.log("Server is running at port 3000..."); 
});

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Execution command:

node index.js

Console Output:

Server is running at port 3000...
displaying the result...
displaying the result...
server is closed
server is closed

Browser Output: Paste the localhost address http://localhost:3000/ in the search bar of the browser.

Example 2: Filename: index.js

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// Node.js program to demonstrate the  
// request.method Method
    
// Importing http module 
var http = require('http'); 
  
// Request and response handler function
const http2Handlers = (request, response) => { 
    
  // Getting request method 
  // by using request.method Api
  const value = request.method;
    
  // Display result
  response.end( "method : " + value , 'utf8', () => { 
      console.log("displaying the result..."); 
  
      // Closing the server
      httpServer.close(()=>{
          console.log("server is closed")
      })
  });
}; 
    
// Creating http Server and listening 
// on the given port number
var httpServer = http.createServer(
    http2Handlers).listen(3000, () => { 
    console.log("Server is running at port 3000..."); 
});

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Execution command:

node index.js

Console Output:

Server is running at port 3000...
displaying the result...
displaying the result...
server is closed
server is closed

Browser Output: Now run http://localhost:3000/ in the browser.

Reference: https://nodejs.org/dist/latest-v12.x/docs/api/http.html#http_message_method

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