Using Request Data Format


Because Request Network Protocol wants to provide a complete set of tools for commerce, we also provide standards for the format of request data.

On Request Network github, you can find a set of data format as a library of JSON schemas that provides such standards. It also provides a Javascript library with tools related to these standard formats.

Example of use with the library

const RequestNetworkDataFormat = require('requestnetwork-data-format');
const RequestNetwork = require('@requestnetwork/request-network.js');
const Web3 = require('Web3');
const web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider('http://localhost:8545'));
const requestNetwork = new RequestNetwork.default({
provider: web3.currentProvider,
ethNetworkId: 10000000000,
useIpfsPublic: false,
const [payeeAddress, payerAddress] = await web3.eth.getAccounts();
// Create a request as payer
const payerInfo = {
idAddress: payerAddress,
refundAddress: payerAddress,
const payeesInfo = [{
idAddress: payeeAddress,
paymentAddress: payeeAddress,
expectedAmount: web3.utils.toWei('1.5', 'ether'),
const verySimpleData = {
"meta": {
"format": "rnf_invoice",
"version": "0.0.1"
"creationDate": "2018-01-01T18:25:43.511Z",
"invoiceNumber": "123456789",
"note": "this is a very simple example of invoice",
"invoiceItems": [{
"name": "Candlestick",
"reference": "cs666",
"quantity": 2,
"unitPrice": 0.01,
"discount": 0.002,
"taxPercent": 16.9,
"deliveryDate": "2019-01-01T18:25:43.511Z"
"miscellaneous": {
"builderId": "pm0123456789"
let result = RequestNetworkDataFormat.validate(verySimpleData);
if (result.valid) {
const { request } = await requestNetwork.createRequest(
{ data: JSON.stringify(verySimpleData) },
} else {
// use the errors from result.errors

List of standards

You can find the list of standard formats here.