node-red-contrib-function-npm 0.4.0

A function node for Node-RED with npm load capabilities

npm install node-red-contrib-function-npm

Node red function node with capability to install and use packages from npm


From your node-red directory

npm install node-red-contrib-function-npm


The function-npm node behaves like a normal function node, with the exception of allowing the use of npm modules within the script inside the block. It scans the script for any require statements and downloads the modules specified in the require statements. The module is automatically cleaned from the disk when the node-red process closes.

//syntax to install a specific version
var lowerCase = require('[email protected]')

//if no version specified the latest version is installed
var upperCase = require('upper-case');

msg.payload = {             
    upper: upperCase('Hello World'),
    lower: lowerCase('Hello World')
} ;
return msg;

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This work is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.


Project : node-red-contrib-npm (
License : MIT License
Author  : James Thomas

For providing the inspiration of the idea and code for installing npm packages dynamically
Project : node-red (
License : Apache License 2.0
Author  : Node-RED team

For the base function node code.

Project : parse-package-name (
License : MIT License
Author  : Egoist

For package name parsing regex

Node Info

Version: 0.4.0
Updated 1 year, 6 months ago
License: Apache-2.0
Rating: 5.0 2


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