Calling external APIs


I am trying to call some external APIs from JS server code.

Initially I tried using XMLHttpRequest but I get the error: “XMLHttpRequest is not defined”;

So instead I am using this:

class myClass {
   * @param {String} id
  async doThis(id){
    var token = "myToken";
    var https = require('https');
    var json = {'payload':'some payload'};
    var options = {
      hostname: '', port: 443,
      path: '/path', method: 'POST',
      headers: { 'Content-Type': 'application/json', 'Authorization': 'Bearer ' + token,}

    var req = https.request(options, (res) => {
      console.log('statusCode:', res.statusCode);
      console.log('headers:', res.headers);
      res.on('data', (d) => {

    req.on('error', (e) => {

However this doesn’t seem to post anything as far as I can see and no return.
What is the preferred way to call an external API from server code?


Hello @Tony_Goodchild

You can use Backendless.Request from the JS-SDK, here is a doc for the module GitHub - Backendless/Request: Simple Node.js and browser REST client

Also, you need to use async/await or return a promise instead of using a callback

Regards, Vlad