How to Validate a First Name in Node.JS

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot actually. Being able to validate names can be a great boon in many situations, such as when dealing with mass emails and customer communications. If you need an easy method for name validation in Node.JS, look no further. One of our APIs is custom made for dealing with this issue for you. Let’s take a closer look at its implementation.

Install the API client:

npm install cloudmersive-validate-api-client --save

Call the function:

var CloudmersiveValidateApiClient = require('cloudmersive-validate-api-client');var defaultClient = CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.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 CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.NameApi();var input = new CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.FirstNameValidationRequest(); // FirstNameValidationRequest | Validation request informationvar callback = function(error, data, response) {if (error) {console.error(error);} else {console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);}};apiInstance.nameValidateFirstName(input, callback);

Enter a test name in as the input. Let’s try it on Grace, and we will be given this response:

"Successful": true,
"ValidationResult": "string"

And that’s all there is to that. Another useful function that can be paired with this determines the gender of a name.

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

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