Node.js Library v3

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The Flowroute Node.js Library v3 provides methods for interacting with Numbers v2 and Messages v2.1 of the Flowroute API.

Topics

Requirements


Installation

  1. First, start a shell session and clone the SDK:

    via HTTPS:

                            git clone https://github.com/flowroute/flowroute-sdk-v3-nodejs.git
                        

    via SSH:

                            git@github.com:flowroute/flowroute-sdk-v3-nodejs.git
                        
  2. Switch to the newly-created `flowroute-sdk-v3-nodejs` directory. `npm` is installed by default when Node is installed on your machine. This version of the library has been tested with `Node v6.10.3` and `npm 3.10.10` for Mac OS X. To see which version of `npm` is installed on your machine, run the following:

  3. npm --version
                    

    Node.js Library v3 should come with a package.json file listing all the required dependencies. Depending on your npm permissions, you may be required to preface each npm command with sudo. To install the dependencies, run:

    npm install
                    

    If you encounter any missing package error, run the following:

                        npm install *<package_name>
                    

Configuration

Credentials

Flowroute uses an Access Key and a Secret Key to interact with our API. You can get these values from the Flowroute Manager.

    
flowroute.Configuration.username = '<Flowroute Access Key>'
flowroute.Configuration.password = '<Flowroute Secret Key>'
    

Instantiate API Client and Controllers

To use the NodeJS SDK, you must instantiate the API Client and its controllers.

    // Instantiate API client and create controllers for Numbers, Messages, and Routes
const flowroute = require('./lib');
var numbers_controller = flowroute.NumbersController;
var routes_controller = flowroute.RoutesController;
var messages_controller = flowroute.MessagesController;
    

See Demos below for examples included in the SDK.


Usage

In Flowroute's approach to building the Node.js library v3, HTTP requests are handled by controllers named after the API resources they represent: Numbers, Routes, and Messages. These controllers contain the tasks and callback functions used to perform messaging, number management, and route management within the Node.js Library.

Controllers

NumbersController

Contains all of the methods necessary to search through Flowroute's phone number inventory, purchase a phone number, and review details of your account phone numbers.

RoutesController

Contains the methods required to create new inbound routes, view all of your account routes, and update primary and failover voice routes for your phone numbers.

MessagesController

Contains the methods required to send an MMS or SMS, and review a specific Message Detail Record (MDR) or a set of messages.

E911sController

Contains all of the methods necessary to create, validate, update, and delete an E911 address on your account as well as assigning an E911 record to a phone number and if necessary, deactivating the E911 service for said phone number.

CNAMsController

Contains all of the methods necessary to create, delete, assign and unassign CNAM records, as well as view and filter for specific CNAM records on your Flowroute account.

Methods

The following section will demonstrate the capabilities of Numbers v2 and Messages v2.1 that are wrapped in our Node.js library. Note that the example responses have been formatted using Mac's pbpaste and jq. To learn more, see Quickly Tidy Up JSON from the Command Line.

Number Management

Flowroute Node.js Library v3 allows you to make HTTP requests to the numbers resource of Flowroute API v2: https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers

listAvailableAreaCodes()

The method accepts limit, offset, max_setup_cost, and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference.

Example Request
var max_setup_cost = 3.25;
var limit = 3;
var offset = 0;

var callback = function(error, response, context){}

areacodes = numbers_controller.listAvailableAreaCodes(limit, offset, max_setup_cost, callback);
areacodes.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--List Available Area Codes")
  console.log(response);
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains an array of area code objects in JSON format.

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "areacode",
      "id": "201",
      "links": {
        "related": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available/exchanges?areacode=201"
      }
    },
    {
      "type": "areacode",
      "id": "202",
      "links": {
        "related": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available/exchanges?areacode=202"
      }
    },
    {
      "type": "areacode",
      "id": "203",
      "links": {
        "related": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available/exchanges?areacode=203"
      }
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available/areacodes?max_setup_cost=3.25&limit=3&offset=0",
    "next": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available/areacodes?max_setup_cost=3.25&limit=3&offset=3"
  }
}

listAvailableExchangeCodes()

The method accepts limit, offset, max_setup_cost, areacode, and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference.

Example Request
var areacode = 347;
excodes = numbers_controller.listAvailableExchangeCodes(limit, offset, max_setup_cost, areacode, callback);

excodes.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--List Available Exchange Codes")
  console.log(response);
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});


Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains an array of exchange objects in JSON format.

{
  "data": [
    {
      "type": "exchange",
      "id": "347215",
      "links": {
        "related": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available?starts_with=1347215"
      }
    },
    {
      "type": "exchange",
      "id": "347325",
      "links": {
        "related": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available?starts_with=1347325"
      }
    },
    {
      "type": "exchange",
      "id": "347331",
      "links": {
        "related": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available?starts_with=1347331"
      }
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available/exchanges?areacode=347&limit=3&offset=0",
    "next": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available/exchanges?areacode=347&limit=3&offset=3"
  }
}

searchForPurchasablePhoneNumbers()

The method accepts starts_with, contains, ends_with, limit, offset, rate_center, state, and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference.

Example Request
var starts_with = 206
var contains = 3
var ends_with = 7
var rate_center = "Seattle"
var state = "WA"
ppnumbers = numbers_controller.searchForPurchasablePhoneNumbers(starts_with, contains, ends_with, limit, offset, rate_center, state, callback)
ppnumbers.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--Search for Purchasable Phone Numbers")
  console.log(response);
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});


Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains an array of phone number objects in JSON format.

{
  "data": [
    {
      "attributes": {
        "monthly_cost": 1.25,
        "number_type": "longcode",
        "rate_center": "seattle",
        "setup_cost": 1,
        "state": "wa",
        "value": "12062795137"
      },
      "id": "12062795137",
      "links": {
        "related": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/12062795137"
      },
      "type": "number"
    },
    {
      "attributes": {
        "monthly_cost": 1.25,
        "number_type": "longcode",
        "rate_center": "seattle",
        "setup_cost": 1,
        "state": "wa",
        "value": "12065014237"
      },
      "id": "12065014237",
      "links": {
        "related": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/12065014237"
      },
      "type": "number"
    },
    {
      "attributes": {
        "monthly_cost": 1.25,
        "number_type": "longcode",
        "rate_center": "seattle",
        "setup_cost": 1,
        "state": "wa",
        "value": "12065014377"
      },
      "id": "12065014377",
      "links": {
        "related": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/12065014377"
      },
      "type": "number"
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "next": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available?state=WA&contains=3&ends_with=7&rate_center=SEATTLE&starts_with=1206&limit=3&offset=3",
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/available?state=WA&contains=3&ends_with=7&rate_center=SEATTLE&starts_with=1206&limit=3&offset=0"
  }
}


purchaseAPhoneNumber(numberID)

The method is used to purchase a telephone number from Flowroute's inventory and accepts the phone number id as a parameter which you can learn more about in the API reference. In the following example, we assign the id of the first phone number in the resulting JSON array as the phone number to be purchased. Note that this function call is currently commented out. Uncomment to test the purchaseAPhoneNumber method.

Example Request
var numberID = 12065014377
ppnumbers = numbers_controller.purchaseAPhoneNumber(numberID, callback)
ppnumbers.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--Purchase a Phone Number")
  console.log(response);
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});


Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains a phone number object in JSON format.

{
  "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "alias": null,
      "cnam_lookups_enabled": true,
      "number_type": "longcode",
      "rate_center": "seattle",
      "state": "wa",
      "value": "12065014377"
    },
    "id": "12065014377",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/12065014377"
    },
    "relationships": {
      "cnam_preset": {
        "data": null
      },
      "e911_address": {
        "data": null
      },
      "failover_route": {
        "data": null
      },
      "primary_route": {
        "data": {
          "id": "0",
          "type": "route"
        }
      }
    },
    "type": "number"
  },
  "included": [
    {
      "attributes": {
        "alias": "sip-reg",
        "route_type": "sip-reg",
        "value": null
      },
      "id": "0",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/routes/0"
      },
      "type": "route"
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/12065014377"
  }
}


getAccountPhoneNumbers()

The method accepts starts_with, ends_with, contains, limit, offset, and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference.

Example Request
accountnumbers = numbers_controller.getAccountPhoneNumbers(callback)
accountnumbers.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--List Account Phone Numbers")
  console.log(response);
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});


Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains an array of phone number objects in JSON format.

{
  "data": [
    {
      "attributes": {
        "rate_center": "oradell",
        "value": "12012673227",
        "alias": null,
        "state": "nj",
        "number_type": "standard",
        "cnam_lookups_enabled": true
      },
      "type": "number",
      "id": "12012673227",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/12012673227"
      }
    },
    {
      "attributes": {
        "rate_center": "jerseycity",
        "value": "12014845220",
        "alias": null,
        "state": "nj",
        "number_type": "standard",
        "cnam_lookups_enabled": true
      },
      "type": "number",
      "id": "12014845220",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/12014845220"
      }
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers?starts_with=1201&limit=3&offset=0"
  }
}


getPhoneNumberDetails(numberId, callback)

The method accepts the number_id and callback parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. In the following example, we request the details of the first phone number returned after calling the list_account_phone_numbers method.

Example Request
numberdetails = numbers_controller.getPhoneNumberDetails(numberID, callback)
numberdetails.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--List Phone Number Details")
  console.log(response);
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});


Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains a phone number object in JSON format.

{
  "included": [
    {
      "attributes": {
        "route_type": "sip-reg",
        "alias": "sip-reg",
        "value": null
      },
      "type": "route",
      "id": "0",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/routes/0"
      }
    }
  ],
  "data": {
    "relationships": {
      "cnam_preset": {
        "data": null
      },
      "e911_address": {
        "data": null
      },
      "failover_route": {
        "data": null
      },
      "primary_route": {
        "data": {
          "type": "route",
          "id": "0"
        }
      }
    },
    "attributes": {
      "rate_center": "seattle",
      "value": "12065014377",
      "alias": null,
      "state": "wa",
      "number_type": "longcode",
      "cnam_lookups_enabled": true
    },
    "type": "number",
    "id": "12065014377",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/16502390214"
    }
  },
  "links": {
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/16502390214"
  }
}


Route Management

The Flowroute Node.js Library v3 allows you to make HTTP requests to the routes resource of Flowroute API v2: https://api.flowroute.com/v2/routes

createAnInboundRoute(routeBody, callback)

The method accepts the route object in JSON format and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference.

Example Request
console.log ("---Create an Inbound Route")


Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 201 Created and the response body contains a route object in JSON format.

{
  "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "alias": "new route",
      "route_type": "host",
      "value": "il775u.sonsofodin.com"
    },
    "id": "98396",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/routes/98396"
    },
    "type": "route"
  },
  "links": {
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/routes/98396"
  }
}


listInboundRoutes(callback)

The method accepts limit, offset, and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference.

Example Request
var limit = 2
accountroutes = routes_controller.listInboundRoutes(limit, callback)
accountroutes.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--List Inbound Routes")
  console.log(response);
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains an array of route objects in JSON format.

{
  "data": [
    {
      "attributes": {
        "route_type": "sip-reg",
        "alias": "sip-reg",
        "value": null
      },
      "type": "route",
      "id": "0",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/routes/0"
      }
    },
    {
      "attributes": {
        "route_type": "number",
        "alias": "PSTNroute1",
        "value": "12065551212"
      },
      "type": "route",
      "id": "83834",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/routes/83834"
      }
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/routes?limit=2&offset=0",
    "next": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/routes?limit=2&offset=2"
  }
}

updatePrimaryVoiceRouteForAPhoneNumber(numberId, routeBody, callback)

The method accepts a phone number id, a route record object in JSON format and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference.

Example Request
console.log("---Update Primary Voice Route")


Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 204 No Content which means that the server successfully processed the request and is not returning any content.

204: No Content

updateFailoverVoiceRouteForAPhoneNumber(numberId, routeBody, callback)

The method accepts a phone number id, a route record object in JSON format and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference.

Example Request
console.log("---Update Failover Voice Route")


Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 204 No Content which means that the server successfully processed the request and is not returning any content.

204: No Content


Messaging

The Flowroute Node.js Library v3 allows you to make HTTP requests to the messages resource of Flowroute API v2.1: https://api.flowroute.com/v2.1/messages

sendAMessage(messageBody, callback)

The method accepts a message object in JSON format and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API References for MMS and SMS. In the following example, we are sending an MMS with a gif attachment from the previously declared number_id to your mobile number.

Example Request
console.log ("---Send A Message")
request_body = '{ \
  "data": { \
    "type": "message", \
    "attributes": { \
      "to": "' + mobile_number + '", \
      "from": "' + numberId + '", \
      "body": "hello there", \
      "is_mms": "true", \
      "media_urls": ["http://s3.amazonaws.com/barkpost-assets/50+GIFs/37.gif"] \
    } \
  } \
}'

console.log("---Send A Message")
result = messages_controller.send_a_message(request_body)
console.log(result)

Note that this function call is currently commented out. Uncomment to test the send_a_message method.

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 202 Accepted and the response body contains the message record ID with mdr2 prefix.

{
  "data": {
    "links": {
      "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2.1/messages/mdr2-39cadeace66e11e7aff806cd7f24ba2d"
    },
    "type": "message",
    "id": "mdr2-39cadeace66e11e7aff806cd7f24ba2d"
  }
}


lookUpASetofMessages(startDate, callback)

The method accepts start_date, end_date, limit, offset, and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API Reference.

Example Request
var start_date = "2018-01-01"
var end_date = "2018-01-31"
accountmessages = messages_controller.lookUpASetOfMessages(start_date, end_date, limit, callback)
accountmessages.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--Look Up a Set of Messages")
  console.log(response);
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains an array of message objects in JSON format.

{
  "data": [
    {
      "attributes": {
        "body": "Hello are you there? ",
        "status": "delivered",
        "direction": "inbound",
        "amount_nanodollars": 4000000,
        "to": "12012673227",
        "message_encoding": 0,
        "timestamp": "2017-12-22T01:52:39.39Z",
        "delivery_receipts": [],
        "amount_display": "$0.0040",
        "from": "12061231234",
        "is_mms": false,
        "message_type": "longcode"
      },
      "type": "message",
      "id": "mdr2-ca82be46e6ba11e79d08862d092cf73d"
    },
    {
      "attributes": {
        "body": "test sms on v2",
        "status": "message buffered",
        "direction": "outbound",
        "amount_nanodollars": 4000000,
        "to": "12061232634",
        "message_encoding": 0,
        "timestamp": "2017-12-21T16:44:34.93Z",
        "delivery_receipts": [
          {
            "status": "message buffered",
            "status_code": 1003,
            "status_code_description": "Message accepted by Carrier",
            "timestamp": "2017-12-21T16:44:35.00Z",
            "level": 2
          },
          {
            "status": "smsc submit",
            "status_code": null,
            "status_code_description": "Message has been sent",
            "timestamp": "2017-12-21T16:44:35.00Z",
            "level": 1
          }
        ],
        "amount_display": "$0.0040",
        "from": "12012673227",
        "is_mms": false,
        "message_type": "longcode"
      },
      "type": "message",
      "id": "mdr2-39cadeace66e11e7aff806cd7f24ba2d"
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "next": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2.1/messages?limit=2&start_date=2018-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B00%3A00&end_date=2018-01-31T00%3A00%3A00%2B00%3A00&offset=2"
  }
}



lookUpAMessageDetailRecord(messageId)

The method accepts a message id in MDR2 format and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API Reference. In the following example, we retrieve the details of the first message in our look_up_a_set_of_messages search result.

Example Request
var message_id = "mdr2-ca82be46e6ba11e79d08862d092cf73d"
mdrdetailed = messages_controller.lookUpAMessageDetailRecord(message_id, callback)
mdrdetailed.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--Look Up a Message Detail Record")
  console.log(response);
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains the message object for our specified message id.

{
  "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "body": "Hello are you there? ",
      "status": "delivered",
      "direction": "inbound",
      "amount_nanodollars": 4000000,
      "to": "12012673227",
      "message_encoding": 0,
      "timestamp": "2017-12-22T01:52:39.39Z",
      "delivery_receipts": [],
      "amount_display": "$0.0040",
      "from": "12061232634",
      "is_mms": false,
      "message_type": "longcode"
    },
    "type": "message",
    "id": "mdr2-ca82be46e6ba11e79d08862d092cf73d"
  }
}


E911 Address Management

The Flowroute Node.js Library v3 allows you to make HTTP requests to the e911s resource of Flowroute API v2: https://api.flowroute.com/v2/e911s

All of the E911 address management methods are encapsulated in e911_demo.py.

listAccountE911Addresses(options, callback)

The method accepts limit, offset, state, and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference.

Example Request
var e911_addresses = e911s_controller.listAccountE911Addresses(limit=3, offset=null, state="WA", callback);
e911_addresses.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--List Account E911 Addresses")
  console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains an array of e911 objects in JSON format.

--List Account E911 Addresses
{
  "data": [
    {
      "attributes": {
        "address_type": "",
        "address_type_number": "",
        "city": "Seattle",
        "country": "US",
        "first_name": "Death",
        "label": "Funeral Homes",
        "last_name": "Crow",
        "state": "WA",
        "street_name": "Smith St",
        "street_number": "123",
        "zip": "98101"
      },
      "id": "22127",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/e911s/22127"
      },
      "type": "e911"
    },
    {
      "attributes": {
        "address_type": "",
        "address_type_number": "",
        "city": "Seattle",
        "country": "US",
        "first_name": "Jim",
        "label": "Smith Tower",
        "last_name": "Law",
        "state": "WA",
        "street_name": "Smith St",
        "street_number": "123",
        "zip": "98101"
      },
      "id": "22124",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/e911s/22124"
      },
      "type": "e911"
    },
    {
      "attributes": {
        "address_type": "",
        "address_type_number": "",
        "city": "Seattle",
        "country": "US",
        "first_name": "Bob",
        "label": "First e911 record",
        "last_name": "Law",
        "state": "WA",
        "street_name": "Smith St",
        "street_number": "123",
        "zip": "98101"
      },
      "id": "22120",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/e911s/22120"
      },
      "type": "e911"
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "next": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/e911s?state=WA&limit=3&offset=3",
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/e911s?state=WA&limit=3&offset=0"
  }
}

listE911RecordDetails(e911ID, callback)

The method accepts an e911_id and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference.

Example Request
var e911_address_details = e911s_controller.listE911RecordDetails(21845, callback);
e911_address_details.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--List E911 Record Details")
  console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains a detailed e911 object in JSON format.

--List E911 Record Details
{
  "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "address_type": "Suite",
      "address_type_number": "333",
      "city": "Seattle",
      "country": "US",
      "first_name": "Albus",
      "label": "Office Space III",
      "last_name": "Rasputin, Jr.",
      "state": "WA",
      "street_name": "Main St",
      "street_number": "666",
      "zip": "98101"
    },
    "id": "21845",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/e911s/21845"
    },
    "type": "e911"
  }
}

createValidateAnE911Address(e911Address, callback)

In the following example request, we instantiate e911address as an E911Address JSON body, directly initializing its different data attributes with example values. An E911Address object may have label, first_name, last_name, street_name, street_number, address_type, address_type_number, city, state, country, and zipcode. Learn more about the different body parameters in the API reference. We then pass e911address as a parameter for the createValidateAnE911Address function.

Example Request
var e911address = {"data":{"type": "e911", "attributes":{"label":"Belfry Oddities II", "first_name": "Jim", "last_name": "Law", "street_number": "123", "street_name": "Smith St", "address_type":"Apartment", "address_type_number": "666", "city": "Seattle", "state": "WA", "country": "US", "zip": "98101"}}};
var validate_address = e911s_controller.createValidateAnE911Address(e911address, callback);
validate_address.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--Validate an E911 Address")
  console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 204 No Content which means that the server successfully processed the request and is not returning any content. On error, a printable representation of the detailed API response is displayed.

["rawBody":"FlowrouteNumbersAndMessagingLib\Http\HttpResponse":private]=>
  string(171)
"{
  "errors": [
    {
      "detail": {
        "data": {
          "attributes": {
            "zip": [
              "ZIP code must be at least 4 and at most 7 digits long"
            ]
          }
        }
      },
      "id": "15eb464e-d717-49e2-a6cc-e97af67c1930",
      "status": 422
    }
  ]
}

createAndValidateANewE911Address(e911address, callback)

The function accepts an E911 object with its different attributes as a parameter. Learn more about the different E911 attributes in the API reference. In the following example request, we pass our previously validated E911Address JSON data, e911address, as a parameter to the createAndValidateANewE911Address function.

Example Request
var create_address = e911s_controller.createAndValidateANewE911Address(e911address, callback);
create_address.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--Create and Validate an E911 Address")
  console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 201 Created and the response body contains the newly created e911 object in JSON format. On error, a printable representation of the detailed API response is displayed.

--Create and Validate an E911 Address
{
  "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "address_type": "Apartment",
      "address_type_number": "666",
      "city": "Seattle",
      "country": "US",
      "first_name": "Jim",
      "label": "Belfry Oddities II",
      "last_name": "Law",
      "state": "WA",
      "street_name": "Smith St",
      "street_number": "123",
      "zip": "98101"
    },
    "id": "21907",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/e911s/21907"
    },
    "type": "e911"
  }
}

updateAndValidateAnExistingE911Address(e911Id, e911Address, callback)

The function accepts an e911_address, an e911_id, and callback as parameters. Learn more about the different E911 attributes that you can update in the API reference. In the following example, we will retrieve the record of our previously declared e911 ID. We then update the label of our selected E911 address to "Funeral Homes".

Example Request
var updatedaddress = {"data":{"type": "e911", "attributes":{"label": "Funeral Homes"}}};
var update_address = e911s_controller.updateAndValidateAnExistingE911Address(22127, updatedaddress, callback)
update_address.then(function(response) {
  console.log("--Update and Validate an E911 Address")
  console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains the newly updated e911 object in JSON format. On error, a printable representation of the detailed API response is displayed.

{
  "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "address_type": "Apartment",
      "address_type_number": "666",
      "city": "Seattle",
      "country": "US",
      "first_name": "Jim",
      "label": "Funeral Homes",
      "last_name": "Law",
      "state": "WA",
      "street_name": "Smith St",
      "street_number": "123",
      "zip": "98101"
    },
    "id": "21907",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/e911s/21907"
    },
    "type": "e911"
  }
}

updateAssignAValidE911AddressToYourPhoneNumber(numberId, e911Id, callback)

The function accepts number_id, e911_id, and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. In the following example, replace the phone number ID with your Flowroute phone number, pass our previously declared e911 ID, and then make the association between them.

Example Request
var e911_number_association = e911s_controller.updateAssignAValidE911AddressToYourPhoneNumber(numberId=12065014286, 21907, callback)
e911_number_association.then(function(response) {
console.log("--Assign An E911 Address to a Phone Number")
  console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 204 No Content which means that the server successfully processed the request and is not returning any content.

Assign an E911 Address to a Phone Number
204 No Content

listPhoneNumbersWithE911Record(e911Id, callback)

The function accepts e911_id and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. In the following example, we retrieve the list of phone numbers associated with our previously declared E911 ID.

Example Request
var e911_numbers = e911s_controller.listPhoneNumbersWithE911Record(21907, callback);
e911_numbers.then(function(response) {
    console.log("--List Phone Numbers Associated with an E911 Record")
    console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains an array of related number objects in JSON format.

--List Phone Numbers Associated with an E911 Record
{
  "data": [
    {
      "attributes": {
        "alias": null,
        "value": "12062011682"
      },
      "id": "12062011682",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/numbers/12062011682"
      },
      "type": "number"
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/e911s/21330/relationships/numbers?limit=10&offset=0"
  }
}

deleteDeactivateE911ServiceForYourPhoneNumber(numberId, callback)

The function accepts number_id and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. In the following example, we deactivate the E911 service for our previously assigned phone number ID.

Example Request
var deactivate_e911 = e911s_controller.deleteDeactivateE911ServiceForYourPhoneNumber(numberId=12062011682, callback)
deactivate_e911.then(function(response) {
    console.log("--Deactivate E911 Service for a Phone Number")
    console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 204 No Content which means that the server successfully processed the request and is not returning any content.

--Deactivate E911 Service for a Phone Number
204 No Content

removeAnE911AddressFromYourAccount(e911Id, callback)

The function accepts e911_id and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. Note that all phone number associations must be removed first before you are able to delete the specified E911 ID. In the following example, we will attempt to delete the previously assigned E911 ID.

Example Request
var delete_e911 = e911s_controller.removeAnE911AddressFromYourAccount(numberId=12062011682, callback)
delete_e911.then(function(response) {
    console.log("--Delete E911 Record")
    console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 204 No Content which means that the server successfully processed the request and is not returning any content.

--Delete E911 Record
204 No Content

CNAM Record Management

THe Flowroute Node.js Library v3 allows you to make HTTP requests to the cnams resource of Flowroute API v2: https://api.flowroute.com/v2/cnams

All of the CNAM record management methods are encapsulated in cnam_demo.py.

listAccountCNAMRecords(options, callback)

The function accepts limit, offset, is_approved boolean status, and callback as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. In the following example request, we will only retrieve 3 approved CNAM records.

Example Request
var account_cnams = cnams_controller.listAccountCNAMRecords(limit=3, offset=null, isApproved=true, callback);
account_cnams.then(function(response) {
    console.log("--List Approved CNAM Records")
    console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains an array of cnam objects in JSON format.

--List Approved CNAM Records
{
  "data": [
    {
      "attributes": {
        "approval_datetime": "2018-04-23 17:04:30.829341+00:00",
        "creation_datetime": "2018-04-19 21:03:04.932192+00:00",
        "is_approved": true,
        "rejection_reason": null,
        "value": "BROWN BAG"
      },
      "id": "22790",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/cnams/22790"
      },
      "type": "cnam"
    },
    {
      "attributes": {
        "approval_datetime": "2018-05-23 18:58:46.052602+00:00",
        "creation_datetime": "2018-05-22 23:38:27.794911+00:00",
        "is_approved": true,
        "rejection_reason": null,
        "value": "LEATHER REBEL"
      },
      "id": "23221",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/cnams/23221"
      },
      "type": "cnam"
    },
    {
      "attributes": {
        "approval_datetime": "2018-05-23 18:58:46.052602+00:00",
        "creation_datetime": "2018-05-22 23:42:00.786818+00:00",
        "is_approved": true,
        "rejection_reason": null,
        "value": "MORBO"
      },
      "id": "23224",
      "links": {
        "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/cnams/23224"
      },
      "type": "cnam"
    }
  ],
  "links": {
    "next": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/cnams?is_approved=True&limit=3&offset=3",
    "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/cnams?is_approved=True&limit=3&offset=0"
  }
}

listCNAMRecordDetails(cnamId, callback)

The function accepts a CNAM record ID and a callback function parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. In the following example, we assign the ID of the first record returned from our previous API query and retrieve the details of that specific CNAM record.

Example Request
var cnam_details = cnams_controller.listCNAMRecordDetails(22790, callback)
cnam_details.then(function(response) {
    console.log("--List CNAM Record Details")
    console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 200 OK and the response body contains a detailed cnam object in JSON format.

--List CNAM Record Details
{
  "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "approval_datetime": "2018-04-23 17:04:30.829341+00:00",
      "creation_datetime": "2018-04-19 21:03:04.932192+00:00",
      "is_approved": true,
      "rejection_reason": null,
      "value": "BROWN BAG"
    },
    "id": "22790",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/cnams/22790"
    },
    "relationships": {
      "numbers": {
        "data": []
      }
    },
    "type": "cnam"
  }
}

createANewCNAMRecord(body, mContentType, callback)

The function accepts a Caller ID value, content type of application/vnd.api+json, and a callback function as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. Note that you can enter up to 15 characters for your CNAM value.

CNAM Storage Rules

  • You can enter up to 15 characters for your CNAM value at least one of which is a letter.
  • While most CNAM presets can be approved, the following are not allowed and must be rejected:
    • Consist of curse words and/or is inappropriate.
    • A phone number (CNAM must be a name not a number)
    • If the CNAM preset which the customer has submitted appears to be misleading such as:
      • Political Figures or Places (Obama, Barack or The White House)
      • False or fake CNAM (Seattle Police)
Example Request
var new_cnam = { "value":"Heartwood" };
var create_cnam = cnams_controller.createANewCNAMRecord(new_cnam, mContentType="application/vnd.api+json", callback);
create_cnam.then(function(response) {
    console.log("--Create a CNAM Record")
    console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 201 Created and the response body contains the newly created cnam object in JSON format. Note that CNAM records take up to 48 hours to be approved on your account and further association with a phone number takes 5-7 business days.

--Create a CNAM Record
{
  "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "approval_datetime": null,
      "creation_datetime": "2018-07-10 23:14:28.529156+00:00",
      "is_approved": false,
      "rejection_reason": null,
      "value": "HEARTWOOD"
    },
    "id": "24141",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://api.flowroute.com/v2/cnams/24141"
    },
    "type": "cnam"
  }
}

updateAssignACNAMRecordToYourPhoneNumber(numberId, cnamId, callback)

The function accepts a callback function, a CNAM record ID, and a phone number as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. In the following example, we will associate our previously used phone number, 12062011682, with our known approved CNAM record, 22790.

Example Request
var associate_cnam = cnams_controller.updateAssignACNAMRecordToYourPhoneNumber(numberID=12062011682, cnamID=22790, callback);
associate_cnam.then(function(response) {
    console.log("--Associate a CNAM Record with a Phone Number")
    console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 202 Accepted and the response body contains an attributes dictionary containing the `date_created` field and the assigned cnam object in JSON format. This request will fail if the CNAM you are trying to associate has not yet been approved.

--Associate a CNAM Record with a Phone Number
{'data': {'attributes': {'date_created': 'Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:17:52 GMT'},
          'id': 22790,
          'type': 'cnam'}}

deleteUnassignACNAMRecordFromYourPhoneNumber(numberId, callback)

The function accepts a callback function and a phone number as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. In the following example, we we will disassociate the same phone number that we've used in updateAssignACNAMRecordToYourPhoneNumber().

Example Request
var disassociate_cnam = cnams_controller.deleteUnassignACNAMRecordFromYourPhoneNumber(12065014286, callback)
disassociate_cnam.then(function(response) {
    console.log("--Unassign a CNAM Record from a Phone Number")
    console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 202 Accepted and the response body contains an attributes object with the date the CNAM was requested to be disassociated from the phone number, and the updated cnam object in JSON format.

--Unassign a CNAM Record from a Phone Number
{
  "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "date_created": "Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:48:50 GMT"
    },
    "id": null,
    "type": "cnam"
  }
}

deleteACNAMRecord(cnamId, callback)

The function accepts a callback function and a CNAM record ID as parameters which you can learn more about in the API reference. In the following example, we will be deleting our previously assigned cnam_id from the last function call.

Example Request
var delete_cnam = cnams_controller.deleteACNAMRecord(22790, callback)
delete_cnam.then(function(response) {
    console.log("--Delete a CNAM Record")
    console.log(JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Example Response

On success, the HTTP status code in the response header is 204 No Content which means that the server successfully processed the request and is not returning any content.

--Delete a CNAM Record
204 No Content

Errors

In cases of function errors, the Node.js library raises an exception which includes an error message, and the HTTP body that was received in the request. You can add more error logging if necessary.

Example Error

raise ErrorException('Forbidden – The server understood the request but refuses to authorize it.', _context)

Testing

Once you are done configuring your Flowroute API credentials and updating the function parameters, you can run any of the demo files to see them in action. The Flowroute library demo files are named after the resource they represent: <resource_name>_demo.js.

node cnam_demo.js

Demos

Basic Demo

In demo.js, replace FR_ACCESS_KEY with your API Access Key and FR_SECRET_KEY with your API Secret Key from the Flowroute Manager.

To run the basic demo:

node demo.js

Other Demos

The following shows number_route_message_demo.js as an example single file which imports the Flowroute API client and all the required modules. The Node.js library v3 comes with three demo files named after the API resources they interact with: number_route_message_demo.js for Numbers v2, Routes v2, and Messages v2.1, e911_demo.js for E911s v2, and cnam_demo.js for CNAMs v2. You can edit and run any of the demo files for testing purposes.

Note that in these examples, we are accessing your Flowroute credentials as environment variables set in a .env file. This library should come with a configuration .env file that you should modify with your credentials and your mobile number. To learn more about setting environment variables, see How To Read and Set Environmental and Shell Variables.

#!/usr/bin/env node
require('dotenv').config();
const flowroute = require('./lib');

console.log("Number/Route/E911/CNAM Management v2 & Messaging v2.1 Demo");

// Set up your api credentials and test mobile number for outbound SMS or MMS
flowroute.Configuration.username = process.env.FR_ACCESS_KEY
flowroute.Configuration.password = process.env.FR_SECRET_KEY
mobile_number = process.env.MOBILE_NUMBER

// Instantiate API client and create controllers for Numbers, Messages, and Routes
var numbers_controller = flowroute.NumbersController;
var routes_controller = flowroute.RoutesController;
var messages_controller = flowroute.MessagesController;

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