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Empty @Body() ends up with error 500 #734

maxime1992 opened this issue May 28, 2018 · 4 comments


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commented May 28, 2018

I'm submitting a...

[ ] Regression 
[ ? ] Bug report
[ ? ] Feature request
[ ] Documentation issue or request
[ ] Support request => Please do not submit support request here, instead post your question on Stack Overflow.

Current behavior

method(@Body() myBody: MyBodyDto) {

Making a POST without passing any body ends up with an error 500 and the following stacktrace:

TypeError: Cannot read property 'constructor' of undefined
    at ValidationExecutor.execute (/home/maxime/Documents/perso/my-project/backend/src/validation/ValidationExecutor.ts:44:90)
    at Validator.coreValidate (/home/maxime/Documents/perso/my-project/backend/src/validation/Validator.ts:31:18)
    at Validator.validate (/home/maxime/Documents/perso/my-project/backend/src/validation/Validator.ts:56:21)
    at Object.validate (/home/maxime/Documents/perso/my-project/backend/src/index.ts:49:44)
    at ValidationPipe.transform (/home/maxime/Documents/perso/my-project/backend/node_modules/@nestjs/common/pipes/validation.pipe.js:43:45)
    at transforms.reduce (/home/maxime/Documents/perso/my-project/backend/node_modules/@nestjs/core/pipes/pipes-consumer.js:15:28)
    at <anonymous>
    at process._tickDomainCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:228:7)

Note: I'm using class-transformer and class-validator. My DTO is like that for example:

export class MyBodyDto {
  id: string;

Expected behavior

If an argument is not optional and is not present when a request arrives, the app shouldn't crash and end up with a 500 error.

Minimal reproduction of the problem with instructions

CF code above


Nest version: 5.0.1

For Tooling issues:
- Node version: 10
- Platform:  Linux

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commented May 28, 2018

Are you using any ValidationPipe ?
You might want to catch and throw a BadRequestException if there's any error from class-validator within this validation pipe.


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commented May 28, 2018

Oh. Yes I am.

app.useGlobalPipes(new ValidationPipe());

I guess it's the right way to do so. That said, I'm using the one offered by Nest. Should it be done directly there?


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commented May 28, 2018

@maxime1992 it's perfectly fine.
This exception is thrown from class-validator when the values passed in is undefined/null. I'll add a small improvement soon. At this point, you may catch this issue with the exception filter.


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commented Jul 5, 2018

Fixed in the v5.1.0

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