Calculating Checksum

Calculating Checksum

The file upload methods require a checksum (which is a SHA-256 hash of the file’s content) to ensure that the binary content is transferred correctly. You can use the following code sample to calculate checksum:

Code Sample

var crypto = require('crypto'); // node crypto lib used to get the sha256 checksum of the file

var hash = crypto.createHash('sha256');
var computedHash;
// calculates the hash in a stream, one chunk at a time, then read the result when we're all done
hash.on('finish', function () {
	computedHash =;
	//pass hash to upload method in SDK
//start the hashing process

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