JS & ES snippet

Setup the global node modules

  • Add an environment variable to tell node where the global node module sits

    # I use nvm to manage my node and node modules
    export NODE_PATH=${HOME}/.nvm/versions/node/<node_version>/lib/node_modules
  • If you use npm by default, you may have permission problem to access the node modules. I suggest you to set a customized global node module folder under your home directory.

    • Create a new folder under your home directory
    • Install npm to new global node module
    • update environment variables in the profile

      mkdir $HOME/.node_modules
      npm config set prefix $HOME/.node_modules
      npm install -g npm
      echo 'export NODE_MODULES=$HOME/.node_modules' >> $HOME/.profile
      echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$NODE_MODULES/bin' >> $HOME/.profile
      source $HOME/.profile

Parsing CSV file

Parse csv file with fast-csv

  • Install package fast-csv globally

    npm install -g fast-csv

  • Assume there is a csv file named test.csv, which contains a few contacts

Sample 1
const fs = require("fs")
const csv = require('fast-csv');

    .on('error', error => console.error(error))
    .on('data', row => console.log(`ROW=${JSON.stringify(row)}`))
    .on('end', rowCount => console.log(`Parsed ${rowCount} rows`));

Sample 2
  • Validate empty field

    const csv = require('fast-csv')
    const fs = require('fs')
    const fileStream = fs.createReadStream('test.csv')
    const parser = csv.parse({ ignoreEmpty: true, headers: true, trim: true })
    const invalidFilter
    .validate(data => data.last_name && data.mobile.startsWith('04'))
    .on('error', error => console.error(error))
    .on('data', row => console.log(`Valid [row=${JSON.stringify(row)}]`))
    .on('data-invalid', (row, rowNumber) => console.log(`Invalid [rowNumber=${rowNumber}] [row=${JSON.stringify(row)}]`))
    .on('end', rowCount => console.log(`Parsed ${rowCount} rows`))