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Caution

Starting on k6 v0.49, the experimental module k6/experimental/grpc has been graduated, and its functionality is now available in the k6/net/grpc module. The k6/experimental/grpc is deprecated and will be removed in v0.51.0.

To migrate your scripts, replace all k6/experimental/grpc imports with k6/net/grpc.

Client is a gRPC client that can interact with a gRPC server.

MethodDescription
Client.load(importPaths, …protoFiles)Loads and parses the given protocol buffer definitions to be made available for RPC requests.
Client.loadProtoset(protosetPath)Loads and parses the given protoset file to be made available for RPC requests.
Client.connect(address [,params])Opens a connection to the given gRPC server.
Client.invoke(url, request [,params])Makes a unary RPC for the given service/method and returns a Response.
Client.close()Close the connection to the gRPC service.

Examples

JavaScript
import grpc from 'k6/experimental/grpc';

const client = new grpc.Client();
// Download addsvc.proto for https://grpcbin.test.k6.io/, located at:
// https://raw.githubusercontent.com/moul/pb/master/addsvc/addsvc.proto
// and put it in the same folder as this script.
client.load(null, 'addsvc.proto');

export default () => {
  client.connect('grpcbin.test.k6.io:9001', { timeout: '5s' });

  const response = client.invoke('addsvc.Add/Sum', {
    a: 1,
    b: 2,
  });
  console.log(response.message.v); // should print 3

  client.close();
};
JavaScript
import grpc from 'k6/experimental/grpc';
import { check } from 'k6';

const client = new grpc.Client();
client.load([], 'authorization.proto', 'route_guide.proto');

export function setup() {
  client.connect('auth.googleapis.com:443');
  const resp = client.invoke('google.cloud.authorization.v1.AuthService/GetAccessToken', {
    username: 'john.smith@k6.io',
    password: 'its-a-secret',
  });
  client.close();
  return resp.message.accessToken;
}

export default (token) => {
  client.connect('route.googleapis.com:443');
  const metadata = {
    authorization: `bearer ${token}`,
  };
  const response = client.invoke(
    'google.cloud.route.v1.RoutingService/GetFeature',
    {
      latitude: 410248224,
      longitude: -747127767,
    },
    { metadata }
  );
  check(response, { 'status is OK': (r) => r && r.status === grpc.StatusOK });
  client.close();
};
JavaScript
import grpc from 'k6/experimental/grpc';
import { check } from 'k6';

const client = new grpc.Client();
client.load([], 'language_service.proto');

export default () => {
  if (__ITER == 0) {
    client.connect('language.googleapis.com:443');
  }
  const response = client.invoke('google.cloud.language.v1.LanguageService/AnalyzeSentiment', {});
  check(response, { 'status is OK': (r) => r && r.status === grpc.StatusOK });
  // Do NOT close the client
};