convert dataurl to file in nodeJs

Data URLs are composed of four parts: a prefix (data:), a MIME type indicating the type of data, an optional base64 token if non-textual, and the data itself:


Now we have this dataurl and we want to convert back to file that can be image, doc , text or anything. We can follow the following approach to achieve.

Step 1.

Get only data part from the dataulr.

data = dataurl.replace(/data:.*base64,/,"");

in dataurl “base64” will be available if data is non-textual like image, ms docx pdf etc. For that you can use

data = dataurl.replace(/data:.*,/,"");

Step 2.

Write a file with extracted data

fs.writeFileSync("Filename.mimetype", data, {encoding:"base64})

Complete Code

let dataurl = <anydataurl>
let data = dataurl.replace(/data:.*base64,/,"");
fs.writeFileSync("my.png", data, {encoding:"base64})

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