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DataSift Node Client Library

This NodeJS client library for DataSift supports the full REST API and streaming API's.

Getting Started

To get started choose one of our quick start guides:

Usage & Examples

For example code take a look at the /examples folder in the repo.

Full API reference documentation can be found on the DataSift developer site.

Creating A Client

Use the following code to create a DataSift client.

var ds = new DataSift('username', 'apikey');

The DataSift client supports both the REST and streaming APIs.

REST API Requests

All of the DataSift REST endpoints are available as functions on the DataSift object. Use this pattern to call an endpoint:

new DataSift('username', 'apikey').<api_method>(<method_params),
  function (err, response) {

For example to validate a CSDL filter you can use the validate endpoint:

	'csdl': 'interaction.content contains "hello"'
}, function(err, response) {
	if (err)
		console.log("CSDL is valid");

Each object takes an object list of parameters, in our instance we can see the only parameter is csdl.

Streaming API

The Node.JS Quickstart Guide explains how to use the streaming API. Or, take look at the /examples folder in the repo.

Supported Operating Enviroment

Tested on Node v0.10.26.


Please feel free to contribute to this library.

Running Tests

The client library uses Grunt to run it's tests and will also lint the files. To run Grunt make sure you have Grunt installed and run the grunt command in the directory.


  • 1.5.0: Moved to v1.5 of the DataSift API, adding support for Media Strategies API.
  • 1.4.0: Moved to v1.4 of the DataSift API, adding Task API.
  • 1.3.0: Moved to v1.3 of the DataSift API, adding pylon/update endpoint.
  • 1.2.3: Added support for pylon/sample and account/usage endpoints
  • 1.2.2: Hotfix for request method
  • 1.2.1: Added support ODP ingestion
  • 1.2.0: Moved to version 1.2 of the API
  • 1.1.2: Removed old tests ready for new test suite
  • 1.1.1: PYLON GA release
  • 1.1.0: Added PYLON endpoints & examples
  • 1.0.0: Promoted out of BETA
  • 0.5.7: Fixed incorrectly required parameter. Added parameter to allow disabling of auto-reconnect.
  • 0.5.6: Corrected incorrect timeout for auto-reconnect.
  • 0.5.5: Removed the API endpoint; it is not fit for production usage! Consider using Push Delivery or the Streaming API.
  • 0.5.4: Added managed source resource & auth add and remove endpoints
  • 0.5.2: Each parameter type is now enforced. There are only two types (int|string).