Save files in SharePoint using node.js easily


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Nodejs module for saving files in SharePoint:

  • SharePoint 2013, 2016
  • SharePoint Online

spsavedepends heavily on another module sp-requestand use it to send REST queries to SharePoint. sp-request, in turns, depends on the module responsible for SharePoint authentiation from node js - node-sp-auth. CHANGELOG

How to use:


npm install spsave --save-dev


var spsave = require("spsave").spsave;

spsave(coreOptions, creds, fileOptions)

Using with gulp

You have following options:

  1. Use official gulp plugin for spsave- gulp-spsave

  2. Use spsaveinside gulp tasks or in watchers like this:

    var spsave = require("spsave").spsave;
     gulp.task('spsave', function(cb) {
       spsave(coreOptions, creds, fileOptions)
  3. Use both approaches. First one is handy if you are processing files in a stream, for example you need minimize, concatenate and then upload. The second can be used if you want just upload files and that's it.

Using with SharePoint hosted apps (uploading to app web)

Please refer to this page(at the bottom)


Starting from spsave 3.xall options divided by logical categories (in order):

  • core options
  • credentials
  • file(s) options

Core options:

  • siteUrl- required, string url of the site
  • checkin- optional, boolean to allow the files to be checked in/published
  • checkinType- optional number, used when checkinoptions is true
    • 0- minor
    • 1- major
    • 2- overwrite
    • 3- nocheckin - special case if you don't want your file to be checked-in on every file upload. In that case you file will remain checked-in after upload and you should either manually upload it, or run spsaveagain with other checkinType
  • checkinMessage- optional string, you can provide your own checkin message, otherwise default will be used
  • notification- optional boolean, when true, spsavewill notify about successful upload using node-notifiermodule
  • filesMetaData- optional, array of IFileMetaData:
    • fileName- required, string file name
    • metadata- metadata object


spsave 3.ximplicitly depends on another module used for SharePoint authentication from node js - node-sp-auth. For spsavecredentials param you need to pass exactly the same object, as for node-sp-authcredentialsOptions object. That also means that spsavesupports all authentication options supported by node-sp-auth. On Recipes pageyou can find a bit more samples.
You can also pass a nullas credentials, in that case spsavewill ask you for credentials and will store your credentials in a user folder in an encrypted manner (everything is handled by node-sp-authactually).

File(s) options:

File options used to tell spsavehow to find\load the file to be uploaded to SharePoint. When one is used, others are ignored. There are three file options supported: file content, glob and vinyl file.

File content options:
  • folder- required string, site-relative url to folder, which will be used to save your file. For example for library http://sp2013/sites/dev/SiteAssetsfolder will be equal to SiteAssets, SiteAssets/subfolderfor sub folder. If the folder doesn't exist, spsavewill create that folder and all sub folders if required (full hierarchy)
  • fileName- required, string file name
  • fileContent- required, string or buffer file content (binary files supported, you can do something like this: fileContent: fs.readFileSync('app/img/logo.png'))
Glob options (you can provide a mask to read all or certain files from the file system):
  • glob- required, string or string array, i.e. 'build/css/style.css'or ['build/css/*.*']. Pattern is similar to node-globmodule.
  • base- optional string, if you want to preserve folders structure inside SharePoint folder, you can provide a base for you files. For example when using glob ['build/css/*.*']and base: 'build', all css files will be loaded under [SharePoint folder]/css
  • folder- optional string, site-relative url to folder, which will be used to save your file. The same as for file content options. If the folder is null or empty, spsavewill try to resolve folder using baseoption provided
Vinyl options. If you are familiar with vinyland vinyl-fsyou can provide vinyl file directly:
  • file- required, vinyl File object
  • folder- optional string, site-relative url to folder, which will be used to save your file. The same as for file content options. If the folder is null or empty, spsavewill try to resolve the folder using baseof vinyl file

Don't be scared and confused with a lot of options and take a look at the Recipespage. You can find all possible scenarios with spsave, input params and expected output.


Handler gets called upon successful file upload.


Handler gets executed in case of exception inside spsave. Accepts error object as first argument for callback.


Use Recipespage to see alldifferent options available with spsave.

Basic usage:

var coreOptions = {
    siteUrl: '[sp url]',
    notification: true,
    checkin: true,
    checkinType: 1
var creds = {
    username: '[username]',
    password: '[password]',
    domain: '[domain (on premise)]'

var fileOptions = {
    folder: 'SiteAssets',
    fileName: 'file.txt',
    fileContent: 'hello world'
spsave(coreOptions, creds, fileOptions)


I recommend using VS Code for development. Repository already contains some settings for VS Code editor. Before creating Pull Request you need to create an appropriate issue and reference it from PR.

  1. git clone https://github.com/s-KaiNet/spsave.git
  2. cd spsave
  3. git checkout -b myfeature dev
  4. npm run build- restores dependencies and runs typescript compilation
  5. gulp live-dev- setup watchers and automatically runs typescript compilation, tslint and tests when you save files


  1. npm test. As a result /reportsfolder will be created with test results in junit format and code coverage. Additionally test reports will be available in a console window.

Integration testing:

  1. Rename file /test/integration/config.sample.tsto config.ts.
  2. Update information in config.tswith appropriate values (urls, credentials, environment).
  3. Run gulp test-int.





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