Axios HTTP DELETE Request in Node Js Tutorial

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Inside this article we will see the concept of Axios HTTP DELETE Request in node js. Tutorial is very interesting to see and easy to learn.

In this HTTP DELETE Request we will send data to api server. It is used for delete data from server via APIs.

Axios is Promise based HTTP client for the browser and node.js.

If you are looking an article which makes you understand how to use DELETE Request in node js then this article is good place to go.

Node JS is an environment where we can deploy and execute javascript based applications. In this article we will see how to work with axios http delete request in node js.

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Node Js Application Setup

Please make sure you have node and npm both installed. To check available versions use these commands.

To check node version

$ node -v

To check npm version

$ npm -v

Create a folder with any name say node-delete-axios. Open this folder into terminal or command prompt.

Next, we need package.json file. Run this given command into terminal

$ npm init -y

The given command will auto generate package.json file with default values.

Next we need to create a file say server.js into node application.


Install axios NPM Package

Open project into terminal and install axios via NPM.

$ npm install axios

We have used NPM package axios. You can learn about package details from here.

Here, from the given routes we will use delete request,

This command will install axios in application and update package.json file.


Axios HTTP DELETE Request

For application testing of HTTP DELETE request, we have taken dummy API URL from here.

We will use,

axios.delete(URL)
.then(function(){})
.catch(function(){})

Open server.js file and write this following code into it.

const axios = require('axios');

// API URL for delete
axios.delete('https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts/2')
    .then((res) => {
        console.log(`Status: ${res.status}`);
        console.log('Message: Post deleted successfully');
    }).catch((err) => {
        console.error(err);
    });

Application Testing

Open project into terminal and type this command.

$ node server.js

We hope this article helped you to learn Axios HTTP DELETE Request in Node Js Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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