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mongo-update

mongo-update

Diff two objects and return a MongoDB update query. Useful for reducing the size of your queries.

Uses cloudup/mongo-eql to compare values and and cloudup/mongo-minify to optionally filter out disallowed operations.

Installation

$ npm install mongo-update

Example

var update = require('mongo-update');
var query = update({ a: 'hello' }, { b: 'world', a: null });
// => { $set: { b: 'world' }, $unset: { a: 1 }} 

Or with a filter (see cloudup/mongo-minify for more examples)

var query = update({ a: 1, b: 2 }, { a: 2, b: 3 }, { a: 1 });
// => { $set: { a: 2 }} 

Note on arrays

By default, arrays will not diffed. This is not ideal when dealing with nested documents. Instead of trying to implement a complex diffing solution for these cases, mongo-update allows you to define a prefix on your queries.

var child = { age: 10 };
var parent = { children: [child] };
 
var query = update(child, { age: 20 }, 'children.$');
// => { $set: { 'children.$.age': 20 }} 
 
db.update({ 'children.age': 10 }, query);

License

MIT