How to validate a CSV File in Node.JS

There are few things more painful to deal with than invalid files, and this is also true for setting up solutions to this problem. Coding a CSV validation system is a sure way to blow through your entire day, and who has time for that? So let’s get rolling on an easier method that will save you time and a whole lot of suffering. It uses an API and will be an absolute snap to use.

Let’s install the client for the API that we mentioned, which is easy with this command for npm install.

npm install cloudmersive-convert-api-client --save

Next we will call validateDocumentCsvValidation, which is going to look like this:

var CloudmersiveConvertApiClient = require('cloudmersive-convert-api-client');var defaultClient = CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ApiClient.instance;// Configure API key authorization: Apikeyvar Apikey = defaultClient.authentications['Apikey'];Apikey.apiKey = 'YOUR API KEY';// Uncomment the following line to set a prefix for the API key, e.g. "Token" (defaults to null)//Apikey.apiKeyPrefix = 'Token';var apiInstance = new CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ValidateDocumentApi();var inputFile = "/path/to/file"; // File | Input file to perform the operation on.var callback = function(error, data, response) {if (error) {console.error(error);} else {console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);}};apiInstance.validateDocumentCsvValidation(inputFile, callback);

Done! Talk about easy.

There’s an API for that. Cloudmersive is a leader in Highly Scalable Cloud APIs.

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