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Easy CRUD actions for your ngxs state

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This package is an entity adapter and simplifies CRUD behaviour with just a few lines of setup per state class!


npm i @ngxs-labs/entity-state

You do not have import any module, just extend your state class, make a super call and you are good to go! The first super parameter is always the state class itself. The second parameter is the key to identify your entities with. The third is an implementation of an IdGenerator (see below).

Example state

export interface ToDo {
  title: string;
  description: string;
  done: boolean;

  name: 'todo',
  defaults: defaultEntityState()
export class TodoState extends EntityState<ToDo> {
  constructor() {
    super(TodoState, 'title', IdStrategy.EntityIdGenerator);

Example in the integration app!


There are ready to use Actions for entity-states. Just pass in the targeted state class as the first parameter and then your action's payload.

this.store.dispatch(new SetLoading(TodoState, this.loading));
this.store.dispatch(new UpdateActive(TodoState, { done: true }));

Example in the integration app

Action Short description
Add Adds a new entity and cannot replace existing entities
CreateOrReplace Gets the entity's ID and will replace entities with same id or else add a new one
Update Updates one or more entities by partial value or function
UpdateAll Update all entities by partial value or function
Remove Removes entities from the state
RemoveAll Removes all entities from the state
---------- ----------
SetActive Takes an ID and sets it as active
ClearActive Clears the active ID
UpdateActive Updates the currently active entity
RemoveActive Removes the active entity and clears the ID
---------- ----------
SetError Sets the error (Error instance or undefined)
SetLoading Sets the loading state (true or false)
Reset Resets the state to default
---------- ----------
GoToPage Goes to specified page, via index, stepwise or first/last
SetPageSize Sets the page size

Actions that change the entities will update the internal timestamp lastUpdated. You can use one of the existing selectors to see the age of your data.


Use predefined Selectors just like you would normally!

@Select(TodoState.entities) toDos$: Observable<ToDo[]>;
@Select(TodoState.active) active$: Observable<ToDo>;

Example in the integration app

Selector Short description
entities All entities in an array
keys All entity keys in an array
entitiesMap All entities in a map
size Entity count
active the active entity
activeId the active ID
paginatedEntities Entities in an array defined by pagination values
nthEntity the nthEntity by insertion order
latestId the ID of the latest entity
latest the latest entity
loading the loading state
error the current error
lastUpdated the lastUpdated timestamp as Date
age difference between Date.now() and lastUpdated in ms


There are 3 different strategies in the IdStrategy namespace available:

  • IncrementingIdGenerator -> uses auto-incremeting IDs based on present entities
  • UUIDGenerator -> generates UUIDs for new entities
  • EntityIdGenerator -> takes the id from the provided entity

The latter will cause errors if you try to add an entity with the same ID. The former two will always generate a new ID.

You can also implement your own strategy by extending IdGenerator and then provide it in the super call.


The EntitySelector type is used in Actions such as Update or Remove.

export type EntitySelector<T> = string | string[] | ((entity: T) => boolean);
  • string -> one ID; selects one entity
  • string[] -> array of IDs; selects matching entities
  • (entity: T) => boolean -> predicate; selects entities that return true when applied to this function

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