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    DatX is an opinionated data store for use with the MobX state management library. It features support for simple observable property definition, references to other models and first-class TypeScript support.

    Basic usage

    import { Collection, Model, prop } from 'datx';
    import { computed } from 'mobx';
    class Person extends Model {
      public static type = 'person'; // Unique name of the model class
      @prop name: string; // A normal observable property without a default value
      @prop surname: string;
      @prop.toOne(Person) spouse?: Person; // A reference to a Person model
      @computed get fullName() { // Standard MobX computed props
        return `${this.name} ${this.surname}`;
    class AppData extends Collection {
      public static types = [Person]; // A list of models available in the collection
    const store = new AppData();
    const john = store.add(new Person({name: 'John', surname: 'Smith'})); // Add a model instance to the store
    const jane = store.add({name: 'Jane', surname: 'Smith', spouse: john}, Person); // Add a model to the store

    Getting started

    Note: datx has a peer dependency to mobx@^4.2.0 or mobx@^5.5.0, so don't forget to install the latest MobX version:

    npm install --save datx mobx


    The lib makes use of the following features that are not yet available everywhere. Based on your browser support, you might want to polyfill them:

    How to add the polyfills.


    The library contains two main classes - Model and Collection.

    A collection contains models of any kind (they should however be listed in the types property), while a model can be in a single collection (but doesn't need to be in any).

    Models also include some useful methods and properties, but if they're in collision with your data/logic, you can use a PureModel class.


    Mixins are additional plugins that can enhance the regular models and collections. Available mixins:

    • withActions (model) - Adds some helper methods to the model - already included in the Model class, but not in the PureModel class
    • withMeta (model) - Adds some helpful meta data to the model - already included in the Model class, but not in the PureModel class
    • withPatches (model, collection) - Adds patch support to models and collections
    • datx-jsonapi (model, collection and view) - Adds the JSON API features to the model, collection and view

    To check out what are the planed future mixins, check out the issues.

    Want to make your own mixin? Check out the guide.

    API reference


    Having issues with the library? Check out the troubleshooting page or open an issue.

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    The MIT License


    datx is maintained and sponsored by Infinum.




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