node express return request body empty by using API fetch POST

Learning nodejs and trying to post a form from HTML (with image upload) to nodejs (express) but the request.body returning empty object.

Tried few solutions on this site but no one is working.

Here is my code for creating a dynamic form. (HTML)

function show(data) {
const d = data.temp_form;
let content = ''
// console.log(d)

d.forEach((item) => {
    if (item === 'image_backup' || item === 'image_banner') {
        content += `<label for='${item}'>${item}</label><input name='${item}' type='file' id='${item}' value=''><br/>`
        content += `<label for='${item}'>${item}</label><input name='${item}' type='text' id='${item}' value=''><br/>`
content += ` <input type="submit" id="handle_submit">`

getFormContianer.innerHTML = content


Code handling form submit

async function handleForm(e) {
let dataForm = new FormData(

let obj = {}
dataForm.forEach((value, key) => {
    obj[key] = value
    if( typeof value === 'object'){
       obj[key] =

let data = JSON.stringify(obj);

 await fetch(file_api, {
        method: 'POST',      
        body: data
        return res.json();
        console.log('api err: '+data);
    }).catch((err) =>{
        console.log('api err: '+ err)

Then, in my nodejs

const express = require('express');
const cors = require('cors'); 
const config = require('./config')
var bodyParser = require('body-parser');
var multer = require('multer');
var upload = multer();
const app = express()

const templates = require('./routes/templates-routes');
const files = require('./routes/files-routes');

app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ extended: true }));  

app.use('/api', templates.routes);
app.use('/create', files.routes);

app.listen(config.port, () => {
    console.log(`Example app listening at http://localhost:${config.port}`)

and in the route.js

const express = require('express');
const router = express.Router();
const {replaceValue } = require('../controllers/filesController');'/file', replaceValue);    
    routes: router

for the fileController.js

const replaceValue = (request, response) =>{

Hope that can get some comment for you, thank you so much!


let data = JSON.stringify(obj);

 await fetch(file_api, {
        method: 'POST',      
        body: data

You are passing a string to body and haven’t specified a Content-Type header so fetch will generate a Content-Type: text/plain header.

Since plain text isn’t JSON, the JSON parsing middleware you have set up in Express won’t process it.

 await fetch(file_api, {
        method: 'POST',      
        headers: {
          'Content-Type': 'application/json'
        body: data

Note that this will make it a preflighted request, so make sure you follow the instructions for the CORS module to support that.