IPWorks S3 2020 Node.js Edition

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ObjectDelimiter Property

The delimiter string to use when listing objects.


 s3client.setObjectDelimiter( objectDelimiter, [callback])

Default Value



The 'callback' parameter specifies a function which will be called when the operation completes (or an error is encountered). If the 'callback' parameter is not specified, then the method will block and will not return until the operation completes (or an error is encountered).

The callback for the getObjectDelimiter([callback]) method is defined as:

function(err, data){ }

'err' is the error that occurred. If there was no error, then 'err' is 'null'.

'data' is the value returned by the method.

The callback for the setObjectDelimiter([callback]) method is defined as:

function(err){ }

'err' is the error that occurred. If there was no error, then 'err' is 'null'.

'err' has 2 properties which hold detailed information:



If this property is non-empty when ListObjects or ListVersions is called, any objects (or object versions) whose names contain the same string between the specified ObjectPrefix and the first occurrence of the specified delimiter that follow will be rolled up into a "common prefix" element, which is returned in place of the individual objects themselves.

The PrefixList event will fire once for each common prefix returned. If the StorePrefixList configuration setting is enabled, the class will also populate the PrefixCount and Prefix[i] configuration settings

Object Hierarchy Traversal

By using the ObjectDelimiter and ObjectPrefix properties in tandem, applications can effectively "traverse" a virtual hierarchy of objects (or object versions) as if it were a filesystem. For example, assume that objects with the following names exist within a bucket:

  • MyCompany
  • MyCompany/Department1
  • MyCompany/Department2
  • MyCompany/Department2/EmployeeA
  • MyCompany/Department2/EmployeeB

With ObjectDelimiter set to /, we can set ObjectPrefix to successively "deeper" values before calling ListObjects or ListVersions for the following effect:

ObjectPrefix Value Objects Returned Prefixes Returned
(empty) MyCompany MyCompany/
MyCompany/ MyCompany/Department1
MyCompany/Department2/ MyCompany/Department2/EmployeeA

This property is not available at design time.

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