[Fixed] Parsing JSON in Express without BodyParser


I’m trying to write a simple express server that takes incoming JSON (POST), parses the JSON and assigns to the request body. The catch is I cannot use bodyparser. Below is my server with a simple middleware function being passed to app.use

Problem: whenever I send dummy POST requests to my server with superagent (npm package that lets you send JSON via terminal) my server times out. I wrote an HTTP server in a similar fashion using req.on(‘data’)…so I’m stumped. Any advice?

const express = require('express');
const app = express();

function jsonParser(req, res, next) {
  res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type:':'application/json'});
  req.on('data', (data, err) => {
    if (err) res.status(404).send({error: "invalid json"});
    req.body = JSON.parse(data);

app.post('/', (req, res) => {
  console.log('post request logging message...');

app.listen(3000, () => console.log('Server running on port 3000'));


I think the problem like to get rawBody in express.

Just like this:

app.use(function(req, res, next){
   var data = "";
   req.on('data', function(chunk){ data += chunk})
   req.on('end', function(){
       req.rawBody = data;
       req.jsonBody = JSON.parse(data);

And you need catch the error when parse the string to json and need to judge the Content-type of the Req.

Good luck.

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