Unable to receive response by using api in nodejs

I’ve been trying to send a transcript based on what I input I get from a user in the frontend and get a response by using the openAI text-davinci prompt like this:

const { Configuration, OpenAIApi } = require("openai");
// create new user data
const createUserData = async (req, res) => {
    const {id, scores, transcript} = req.body
    const user_id = req.user._id


    const configuration = new Configuration({
        apiKey: process.env.OPENAI_API_KEY,
    const openai = new OpenAIApi(configuration);

    const response = await openai.createCompletion({
        model: "text-davinci-002",
        prompt: "Provide personal feedback for me and give me tips: " + transcript,
        temperature: 1,
        max_tokens: 150,
        top_p: 1,
        frequency_penalty: 0,
        presence_penalty: 0,

    const newUserData = new UserData({
        id: id,
        scores: scores,
        transcript: transcript,
        user_id: user_id

    // add doc to db
    try {
        await newUserData.save()
    } catch (error) {
        res.status(400).json({error: error.message})

    console.log('POST:', newUserData)
    return res.status(201).json({user_data: newUserData})

I’ve been able to send a request but when I console.log the response, I don’t get any response to the prompt I entered. In the playground, I get a response that gives me 3 tips but when I send a request through node.js, I don’t get any answer to my prompt. Usually you should be able to see something in the choices section of the json response but I don’t see anything except an empty Object. This is what I get when I console.log the response I get from openai from node.js:

  status: 200,
  statusText: 'OK',
  headers: {
    date: 'Sat, 15 Oct 2022 17:31:47 GMT',
    'content-type': 'application/json',
    'content-length': '721',
    connection: 'close',
    'access-control-allow-origin': '*',
    'cache-control': 'no-cache, must-revalidate',
    'openai-model': 'text-davinci-002',
    'openai-organization': 'talkhappi-1',
    'openai-processing-ms': '6128',
    'openai-version': '2020-10-01',
    'strict-transport-security': 'max-age=15724800; includeSubDomains',
    'x-request-id': '68d006f5d5a014c222bef334034213b4'
  config: {
    transitional: {
      silentJSONParsing: true,
      forcedJSONParsing: true,
      clarifyTimeoutError: false
    adapter: [Function: httpAdapter],
    transformRequest: [ [Function: transformRequest] ],
    transformResponse: [ [Function: transformResponse] ],
    timeout: 0,
    xsrfCookieName: 'XSRF-TOKEN',
    xsrfHeaderName: 'X-XSRF-TOKEN',
    maxContentLength: -1,
    maxBodyLength: -1,
    validateStatus: [Function: validateStatus],
    headers: {
      Accept: 'application/json, text/plain, */*',
      'Content-Type': 'application/json',
      'User-Agent': 'OpenAI/NodeJS/3.0.0',
      Authorization: 'Bearer ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■TZLAp4U8',
      'Content-Length': 216
    method: 'post',
    data: `{"model":"text-davinci-002","prompt":"I got an F minus on my science test yesterday I don't know what to do with my life anymore","temperature":1,"max_tokens":150,"top_p":1,"frequency_penalty":0,"presence_penalty":0}`,
    url: 'https://api.openai.com/v1/completions'
  request: <ref *1> ClientRequest {
    _events: [Object: null prototype] {
      abort: [Function (anonymous)],
      aborted: [Function (anonymous)],
      connect: [Function (anonymous)],
      error: [Function (anonymous)],
      socket: [Function (anonymous)],
      timeout: [Function (anonymous)],
      prefinish: [Function: requestOnPrefinish]
    _eventsCount: 7,
    _maxListeners: undefined,
    outputData: [],
    outputSize: 0,
    writable: true,
    destroyed: false,
    _last: true,
    chunkedEncoding: false,
    shouldKeepAlive: false,
    _defaultKeepAlive: true,
    useChunkedEncodingByDefault: true,
    sendDate: false,
    _removedConnection: false,
    _removedContLen: false,
    _removedTE: false,
    _contentLength: null,
    _hasBody: true,
    _trailer: '',
    finished: true,
    _headerSent: true,
    socket: TLSSocket {
      _tlsOptions: [Object],
      _secureEstablished: true,
      _securePending: false,
      _newSessionPending: false,
      _controlReleased: true,
      secureConnecting: false,
      _SNICallback: null,
      servername: 'api.openai.com',
      alpnProtocol: false,
      authorized: true,
      authorizationError: null,
      encrypted: true,
      _events: [Object: null prototype],
      _eventsCount: 10,
      connecting: false,
      _hadError: false,
      _parent: null,
      _host: 'api.openai.com',
      _readableState: [ReadableState],
      _maxListeners: undefined,
      _writableState: [WritableState],
      allowHalfOpen: false,
      _sockname: null,
      _pendingData: null,
      _pendingEncoding: '',
      server: undefined,
      _server: null,
      ssl: [TLSWrap],
      _requestCert: true,
      _rejectUnauthorized: true,
      parser: null,
      _httpMessage: [Circular *1],
      [Symbol(res)]: [TLSWrap],
      [Symbol(verified)]: true,
      [Symbol(pendingSession)]: null,
      [Symbol(async_id_symbol)]: 505,
      [Symbol(kHandle)]: [TLSWrap],
      [Symbol(kSetNoDelay)]: false,
      [Symbol(lastWriteQueueSize)]: 0,
      [Symbol(timeout)]: null,
      [Symbol(kBuffer)]: null,
      [Symbol(kBufferCb)]: null,
      [Symbol(kBufferGen)]: null,
      [Symbol(kCapture)]: false,
      [Symbol(kBytesRead)]: 0,
      [Symbol(kBytesWritten)]: 0,
      [Symbol(connect-options)]: [Object],
      [Symbol(RequestTimeout)]: undefined
    _header: 'POST /v1/completions HTTP/1.1\r\n' +
      'Accept: application/json, text/plain, */*\r\n' +
      'Content-Type: application/json\r\n' +
      'User-Agent: OpenAI/NodeJS/3.0.0\r\n' +
      'Authorization: Bearer ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■TZLAp4U8\r\n' +       
      'Content-Length: 216\r\n' +
      'Host: api.openai.com\r\n' +
      'Connection: close\r\n' +
    _keepAliveTimeout: 0,
    _onPendingData: [Function: noopPendingOutput],
    agent: Agent {
      _events: [Object: null prototype],
      _eventsCount: 2,
      _maxListeners: undefined,
      defaultPort: 443,
      protocol: 'https:',
      options: [Object],
      requests: {},
      sockets: [Object],
      freeSockets: {},
      keepAliveMsecs: 1000,
      keepAlive: false,
      maxSockets: Infinity,
      maxFreeSockets: 256,
      scheduling: 'lifo',
      maxTotalSockets: Infinity,
      totalSocketCount: 1,
      maxCachedSessions: 100,
      _sessionCache: [Object],
      [Symbol(kCapture)]: false
    socketPath: undefined,
    method: 'POST',
    maxHeaderSize: undefined,
    insecureHTTPParser: undefined,
    path: '/v1/completions',
    _ended: true,
    res: IncomingMessage {
      _readableState: [ReadableState],
      _events: [Object: null prototype],
      _eventsCount: 4,
      _maxListeners: undefined,
      socket: [TLSSocket],
      httpVersionMajor: 1,
      httpVersionMinor: 1,
      httpVersion: '1.1',
      complete: true,
      headers: [Object],
      rawHeaders: [Array],
      trailers: {},
      rawTrailers: [],
      aborted: false,
      upgrade: false,
      url: '',
      method: null,
      statusCode: 200,
      statusMessage: 'OK',
      client: [TLSSocket],
      _consuming: false,
      _dumped: false,
      req: [Circular *1],
      responseUrl: 'https://api.openai.com/v1/completions',
      redirects: [],
      [Symbol(kCapture)]: false,
      [Symbol(RequestTimeout)]: undefined
    aborted: false,
    timeoutCb: null,
    upgradeOrConnect: false,
    parser: null,
    maxHeadersCount: null,
    reusedSocket: false,
    host: 'api.openai.com',
    protocol: 'https:',
    _redirectable: Writable {
      _writableState: [WritableState],
      _events: [Object: null prototype],
      _eventsCount: 3,
      _maxListeners: undefined,
      _options: [Object],
      _ended: true,
      _ending: true,
      _redirectCount: 0,
      _redirects: [],
      _requestBodyLength: 216,
      _requestBodyBuffers: [],
      _onNativeResponse: [Function (anonymous)],
      _currentRequest: [Circular *1],
      _currentUrl: 'https://api.openai.com/v1/completions',
      [Symbol(kCapture)]: false
    [Symbol(kCapture)]: false,
    [Symbol(kNeedDrain)]: false,
    [Symbol(corked)]: 0,
    [Symbol(kOutHeaders)]: [Object: null prototype] {
      accept: [Array],
      'content-type': [Array],
      'user-agent': [Array],
      authorization: [Array],
      'content-length': [Array],
      host: [Array]
  data: {
    id: 'cmpl-61fIbxQFLUzk8TkErUh684yd5GsQb',
    object: 'text_completion',
    created: 1665855101,
    model: 'text-davinci-002',
    choices: [ [Object] ],
    usage: { prompt_tokens: 21, completion_tokens: 106, total_tokens: 127 }

I don’t see any response to the prompt that I gave the api

Thread is already a bit dated… but anyways :slight_smile:

Nested objects are just printed until a certain nesting level in your console.log.

What do you get if you console log directly the choices array?


Then you should see the actual results.