express requestTime Middleware


Example

Let's create middleware that adds a property called requestTime to the request object.

var requestTime = function (req, res, next) {
    req.requestTime = Date.now();
    next();
};

Now let's modify the logging function from the previous example to utilize the requestTime middleware.

myLogger = function (req, res, next, requestTime) {
    console.log('LOGGED at ' + requestTime);
    next();
};

Let's add the middleware to our app:

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

myLogger = function (req, res, next) {
    console.log('LOGGED at ' + req.requestTime);
    next();
};

var requestTime = function(req, res, next) {
    req.requestTime = Date.now();
    next();
};

app.use(requestTime);

app.use(myLogger);

app.get('/', function(req, res) {
    res.send('Hello World!');
});

app.listen(3000);

Now the app will log the time at which the request was made. This covers the basics of writing and using Express middleware. For more information see Using Express Middleware.

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