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mongoose-algolia

mongoose-algolia

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Mongoose plugin to automatically sync documents to Algolia

This module syncs your documents from mongoose to Algolia for you. By plugging into Mongoose, Algolia will automatically synchronize your new/changed/removed documents.

Installation

npm install --save mongoose-algolia

Usage

const mongoose = require('mongoose');
const Schema = mongoose.Schema;
const mongooseAlgolia = require('mongoose-algolia');
 
let YourSchema = new Schema({
  title: String,
  description: String,
  author: String
});
 
YourSchema.plugin(mongooseAlgolia,{
  appId: YOUR_ALGOLIA_APP_ID,
  apiKey: YOUR_ALGOLIA_API_KEY,
  indexName: 'yourSchema', //The name of the index in Algolia, you can also pass in a function 
  selector: '-author', //You can decide which field that are getting synced to Algolia (same as selector in mongoose) 
  populate: {
    path: 'comments',
    select: 'author'
  },
  defaults: {
    author: 'unknown'
  },
  mappings: {
    title: function(value) {
      return `Book: ${value}`
    }
  },
  filter: function(doc) {
    return !doc.softdelete
  },
  debug: true // Default: false -> If true operations are logged out in your console 
});
 
 
let Model = mongoose.model('YourSchema', YourSchema);
 
Model.SyncToAlgolia(); //Clears the Algolia index for this schema and synchronizes all documents to Algolia (based on the settings defined in your plugin settings) 
Model.SetAlgoliaSettings({
  searchableAttributes: ['name','properties','shows'] //Sets the settings for this schema, see [Algolia's Index settings parameters](https://www.algolia.com/doc/api-client/javascript/settings#set-settings) for more info. 
});

Options

appId / apiKey

You can find this in your Algolia instance

indexName

This will be the name of the index in Algolia.

There are 2 ways of setting the indexName property

  1. as a string
YourSchema.plugin(mongooseAlgolia,{
  //other props... 
  indexName: 'yourSchema',
  //other props... 
});
  1. as a function (dynamically)
YourSchema.plugin(mongooseAlgolia,{
  //other props... 
  indexName: function(doc) {
    return `yourSchema_${somethingelse}`
  },
  //other props... 
});

This allows you to have multiple indexes splittet by some properties. Very handy in situations where you want to have a seperate index for each company or similar...

Powerful hint: Your indexname function can return an array aswell! Let me give you an example: One user belongs to multiple companies, and each company has its own user index -> return an array of all indices the document belongs to, to sync it to every index (company users).

selector

You can decide which field should be excluded or included by setting the selector property (same as in mongoose) Must be a string

populate

You can populate fields before sending them to Algolia by setting the populate property. (same as in mongoose, see docs about population)

defaults

You can set default values for fields that are blank in mongoose. This is very useful in cases where you have documents with optional fields. Since it isn't possible to query null values in algolia, setting those fields to 'unknown' or 'notset' makes them searchable/filterable.

You can nest properties

mappings

If you want to modify your fields before sending it to algolia you can create mapping functions.

Let me show you an example:

Dataset:

  {
    name: {
      firstname: 'Peter',
      lastname: 'Griffin'
    }
  }

Now we dont want to store each field individually but as one string instead. We do it the following way:

mappings: {
  name: function(value) {
    //Value is the 'name' object 
    return `${value.firstname} ${value.lastname}`; //ES6 is awesome :) 
  }
}

You can nest properties

filter

If you want to prevent some documents from being synced to algolia, you can do it by letting it go through the filter function. The first property is the document.

Simply return true or false (same principle as Array.filter) in order to tell mongooose-algolia if you want to sync it or not.

Hint You can enable softdeletion support (like mongoose-delete) by setting filter function to following:

filter: function(doc) {
  return !doc.softdelete;
}

debug

You can enable logging of all operations by setting debug to true

Methods

SyncToAlgolia

Call this method if you want to sync all your documents with algolia

This method clears the Algolia index for this schema and synchronizes all documents to Algolia (based on the settings defined in your plugin settings)

Model.SyncToAlgolia();

SetAlgoliaSettings

Sets the settings for this schema, see Algolia's Index settings parameters for more info about available parameters.

Model.SetAlgoliaSettings({
  searchableAttributes: ['name','properties','shows']
});

License

The MIT License Copyright (c) Carsten Jacobsen