ReferenceError: request is not defined

  • I am getting this error while I am trying to export excel file:
    Error when processing render request Error while executing user script. request is not defined. Error on line 3:5.

    1 | function beforeRender(req, res, done) {
    2 | var keys, columns;

    3 | if( &&{
    | ^
    4 | keys = Object.keys([0]);
    5 | columns = [];
    6 | keys.forEach(function (k) {

    ReferenceError: request is not defined
    at Object.beforeRender (evaluate-user-script.js:3:5)
    at Object.__runBefore (/media/piyush/E/js-report/node_modules/jsreport-scripts/lib/scriptEvalChild.js:107:26)
    at Object.apply (/media/piyush/E/js-report/node_modules/vm2/lib/contextify.js:288:34)
    at evaluate-user-script.js:25:1
    at ContextifyScript.Script.runInContext (vm.js:59:29)
    at (/media/piyush/E/js-report/node_modules/vm2/lib/main.js:212:72)
    at run (/media/piyush/E/js-report/node_modules/jsreport-core/lib/render/safeSandbox.js:171:19)
    at module.exports (/media/piyush/E/js-report/node_modules/jsreport-scripts/lib/scriptEvalChild.js:166:5)
    at process.<anonymous> (/media/piyush/E/js-report/node_modules/script-manager/lib/worker-processes.js:56:36)
    at emitTwo (events.js:126:13)

    It would be really appreciated if anybody will help me in this error? I am using js-report version: 2.3.0.
    Thanks in advance.

  • administrators

    hi! you have this at the top of your function

    function beforeRender(req, res, done) {

    you are naming the variable that the function receives res and you are trying to use it as request just change the usage to res or change the function param name to request

  • yes it worked, thanks @bjrmatos. In previous version we were using request only and at that time it was working fine. But I suppose it has changed now. Thanks again.

  • administrators

    yes, previous version request was defined globally in the script but we decided that it was bad to do it, so now you need to have the variable explicitly defined in the function

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