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Next.js | API MiddleWares

Next.js API MiddleWares

Hello folks! welcome back to a new section of our tutorial on Next.js. In this tutorial, we will discuss about Next.js API MiddleWares.

API Routes have built-in middlewares which helps in parsing the incoming request.

Following below are the middlewares -

  • req.cookies - cookies object contains the cookies that is sent by the request. Default value is {}.
  • req.query - query object contains the query string. Default value is {}.
  • req.body - query object contains the request body parsed using 'content-type'. Default value is null.


Let's create an example to demonstrate the same.

In this example, we will update a user.js file in pages/api directory.

Let us update the nextjs project which was used API Routes tutorial.

Create an user.js file in pages/api directory using the following content -

export default (req, res) => {
   res.statusCode = 200
   res.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json')
   res.end(JSON.stringify({ query: req.query }))

Start Next.js Server

Run the following command below to start the server -

npm run dev

> nextjs@1.0.0 dev D:\Node\nextjs
> next

ready - started server on http://localhost:3000
info  - Loaded env from D:\Node\nextjs\.env.local
event - compiled successfully
event - build page: /api/user
wait  - compiling...
event - compiled successfully
event - build page: /next/dist/pages/_error
wait  - compiling...
event - compiled successfully


Open localhost:3000/api/user?counter=1 in a browser to see the following result -


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial. In our next tutorial, we are going to be studying about Next.js Response Helpers.

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