How do I parse a data URL in Node

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I've got a data URL like this:

data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAA...

What's the easiest way to get this as binary data (say, a Buffer) so I can write it to a file?

Nov 30, 2020 in Node-js by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

Put the data into a Buffer using the 'base64' encoding, then write this to a file:

var fs = require('fs');
var string = "data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAUAAAAFCAYAAACNbyblAAAAHElEQVQI12P4//8/w38GIAXDIBKE0DHxgljNBAAO9TXL0Y4OHwAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==";
var regex = /^data:.+\/(.+);base64,(.*)$/;

var matches = string.match(regex);
var ext = matches[1];
var data = matches[2];
var buffer = Buffer.from(data, 'base64');
fs.writeFileSync('data.' + ext, buffer);

Hope it helps!!

Thank You!!

answered Nov 30, 2020 by Niroj
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