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A custom saga enabling realtime update inside react-admin.


Install with:

npm install --save ra-realtime


yarn add ra-realtime


Define an observeRequest function which will be called by the realtime saga whenever a CRUD_GET_LIST or CRUD_GET_ONE fetch is triggered by react-admin (documentation about those).

This function will be called with the following parameters:

  • fetchType: either CRUD_GET_LIST or CRUD_GET_ONE
  • resource: the resource's name
  • params: the fetch parameters
    • for CRUD_GET_LIST: { pagination: { page: {int} , perPage: {int} }, sort: { field: {string}, order: {string} }, filter: {Object} }
    • for CRUD_GET_ONE: { id: {mixed} }

This function must return an object with a subscribe method which will be called with an observer. If it returns null, the query won't be updated automatically. This allows you to decide which query should be updated in real time.

The observer have the following methods:

  • next(data): Call this method each time new data is received so that the Admin-on-rest views are updated.
  • complete(): Call this method to indicates this subscription won't receive any new data.
  • error(error): Call this method when an error occurs.

The subscribe method must return a subscription object. The subscription object must have an unsubscribe method which will be called by the realtime saga when the query will not need to be observed anymore. This will happen each time the current route change and will give you the opportunity to clean up related sockets, apollo observable queries, etc. When called and after you cleaned up whatever needed cleaning, you must call the observer.complete method so that the realtime saga is notified about it.

Here is a very naive example using an interval to fetch data every 5 seconds:

// In createRealtimeSaga.js
import realtimeSaga from '@yeutech/ra-realtime';

const observeRequest = restClient => (type, resource, params) => {
    // Filtering so that only posts are updated in real time
    if (resource !== 'posts') return;

    // Use your apollo client methods here or sockets or whatever else including the following very naive polling mechanism
    return {
        subscribe(observer) {
            const intervalId = setInterval(() => {
                restClient(type, resource, params)
                    .then(results => observer.next(results)) // New data received, notify the observer
                    .catch(error => observer.error(error)); // Ouch, an error occured, notify the observer
            }, 5000);

            const subscription = {
                unsubscribe() {
                    // Clean up after ourselves
                    // Notify the saga that we cleaned up everything

            return subscription;

export default restClient => realtimeSaga(observeRequest(restClient));

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