req.body is undefined - nodejs

Here is my html:

<form action='/new' method='POST' > <span>pool name: </span> <input type="text" name="name" /> <input type="hidden" name="imageSrcList" /> <button type='submit' >Create new</button> </form>

And here is the relevant JS:

var app = express() app.use(fileUpload()); app.set('view engine', 'ejs') app.use(express.static(__dirname + '/views')); <hr> app.post('/new', (req, res) => { console.log(req.body.name); })

The console reads out:

TypeError: Cannot read property 'name' of undefined

I have tried with console.log(req.body) and this also is undefined.

Thanks in advance!


You're missing the body-parser middleware which is necessary to have req.body set to a value. Express doesn't come with this by default and will need to be installed via NPM npm i --save body-parser

const bodyParser = require('body-parser') app.use(bodyParser.json()) app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({extended: true}))


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