express-restify-mongoose

Easily restify mongoose database

express-restify-mongoose

This library provides mongoose database models with a REST interface.

In your shell, install with npm:

npm install express-restify-mongoose

In your code:

Express 3

var http = require('http');
var express = require('express');
var mongoose = require('mongoose');
var Schema = mongoose.Schema;
var restify = require('express-restify-mongoose')
 
mongoose.connect('mongodb://localhost/database');
 
var Customer = new Schema({
    name: { type: String, required: true },
    comment: { type: String }
});
var CustomerModel = mongoose.model('Customer', Customer);
 
var Invoice = new Schema({
    customer: { type: Schema.Types.ObjectId, ref: 'Customer' },
    amount: { type: Number, required: true }
});
var InvoiceModel = mongoose.model('Invoice', Invoice);
 
var app = express();
app.configure(function(){
    app.use(express.bodyParser());
    app.use(express.methodOverride());
    restify.serve(app, CustomerModel);
    restify.serve(app, InvoiceModel);
});
 
http.createServer(app).listen(3000, function() {
    console.log("Express server listening on port 3000");
});

Express 4

var express = require('express');
var bodyParser = require('body-parser');
var methodOverride = require('method-override');
var mongoose = require('mongoose');
var Schema = mongoose.Schema;
var restify = require('express-restify-mongoose')
 
mongoose.connect('mongodb://localhost/database');
 
var Customer = new Schema({
    name: { type: String, required: true },
    comment: { type: String }
});
var CustomerModel = mongoose.model('Customer', Customer);
 
var Invoice = new Schema({
    customer: { type: Schema.Types.ObjectId, ref: 'Customer' },
    amount: { type: Number, required: true }
});
var InvoiceModel = mongoose.model('Invoice', Invoice);
 
var app = express();
app.use(bodyParser.json());
app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ extended: true }));
app.use(methodOverride());
 
var router = express.Router();
restify.serve(router, CustomerModel);
restify.serve(router, InvoiceModel);
app.use(router);
 
app.listen(3000, function() {
    console.log("Express server listening on port 3000");
});

Then you can excute the following queries:

GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/count
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers
PUT http://localhost/api/v1/Customers
POST http://localhost/api/v1/Customers
DELETE http://localhost/api/v1/Customers
 
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/:id
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/:id/shallow
PUT http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/:id
POST http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/:id
DELETE http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/:id
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=~regex
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=>value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=>=value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=<value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=<=value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=!=value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?select=name
var query = { $or: [
                {name: '~Another'},
                {$and: [
                    {name: '~Product'},
                    {price: '<=10'}
                ]}
            ],
                price: 20
            };
request({
    url: 'api/v1/Model',
    qs: { query: encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify(query) }
})
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?query={"field":">=value", "field":[value1,value2]
                                                 "$and":[{"field":"~value"},{"field":"!=value"}]}
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?$and=[{"field":">=value"},{"field":[value1,value2]}]
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?$or=[{"field":"value"},{"$and",[{"field":"~value"},{"field":"!=value"}]}]
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?sort=name
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?sort=-name
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?skip=10&limit=10
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer&select=customer.name
 
## populate fields will not have effect on select fields as supported by Mongoose
# populate fields will be fetched along with select fields
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer&select=amount
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer&select=customer,amount
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer&select=customer.name,amount
 
serve(app, model, [options])
  • app - The express app
  • model - Your mongoose database model
  • options - Optional options object
    • strict - When set to true, disallows DELETE all, POST with id param, and PUT without id param
    • prefix - Some path that will be prefixed to the REST path. Defaults to /api
    • version - An API version that will be prefixed to the rest path. Defaults to /v1
      • if either api or version contain /:id then that will be used as the location to search for the id. version: 'v1/Entities/:id' will generate /api/v1/Entities/:id/<modelName> and /api/v1/Entities/<modelName> for all pertinent methods
    • idProperty - If specified, the 'by id' methods will query on the given property instead of _id
    • middleware - An express middleware or an array of express middlewares that will be used.
    • prereq - A function that takes the req object and returns or yields true or false. This function will be called for every POST PUT and DELETE request and send 403 on false.
    • access - A function that takes the req object and returns or yields 'public', 'private', or 'protected'. This function will be called for every GET POST and PUT request and filter out the appropriate fields
    • plural - If true, does not pluralize the database model name. Default is false
    • lowercase - If true, turn model name to lower case before generating the routes.
    • name - If specified, this is used as the name of the endpoint
    • onError - A function with the signature function(err, req, res, next) that is used to output an error. err is the error object that is returned by mongoose. Works best with fullErrors = true
    • outputFn - A function with the signature function(res, result) that is used to output the result. res is a restify or express result object, result is the result that is returned from the mongo db.
    • private - String of comma separated field names which are not to be returned by queries that do not have private access.
    • protected - String of comma separated field names which are not to be returned by queries that have public access.
    • postProcess - A middleware to be called after the response has been sent. It is only executed on success. If an error is sent to the client, this is not executed.
    • lean - If false, will not convert to returned values to plain old javascript objects. This is bad for performance, but it allows for returning virtuals, getters and setters.
    • findOneAndUpdate - If false, will first find documents by id and then call save. This allows mongoose validators to be called. Default is true. (For more information, read the Mongoose docs: http://mongoosejs.com/docs/api.html#model_Model.findByIdAndUpdate)
    • findOneAndRemove - If false, will first find documents by id and then call remove. This allows mongoose post and pre hooks to be called. Default is true. (For more information, read the Mongoose docs: http://mongoosejs.com/docs/api.html#model_Model.findOneAndRemove)
    • **contextFilter - function(model, req, cb). Allows authorization per request, for example filtering items based on req.user. Defaults to cb(model).
  • postCreate - A function with the signature function (res, result, done) which is run after document creation.
  • postDelete - A function with the signature function (res, result, done) which is run after document deletion.
  • fullErrors - When an occurs in mongoose, the full error object, if available, will be returned instead of just the HTTP status message. Default false
defaults(options)
  • options - Same options as above. This function will set this object as the defaults for anything you declare afterwards.
restify.serve(app, MyModel, {
  prereqfunction(req) {
    if (req.method === 'DELETE') {
      return false;
    } else if (req.user) {
      return true;
    } else {
      return false;
    }
  },
  contextFilterfunction(modelreqcb) {
    if (req.user) {
      cb(model);
    } else {
      cb(model.find({
        isPublic: true
      }));
    }
  }
});
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