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mongoose-glue

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mongoose-glue

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Mongoose is one of the best ODMs for MongoDB. Mongoose provides a straight-forward, schema-based solution to modeling your application data and includes built-in type casting, validation, query building, business logic hooks and more, out of the box.

Mongoose does not require a specific structure of your project files. This is great but it always rises a common question on how to use a library within a project in a proper way. We do not want to manually figure the right way on how to split the code into multiple files every time we start a new Mongoose project. Things can be quite complicated especially when dealing with multiple database instances.

Mongoose-glue optimizes your code and brings the following features into your NodeJS project:

  • Unified MVC-style structure for models.
  • Multiple Mongoose database/cluster connections.
  • Single point of configuration.
  • Powerful model schema and inheritance.
  • Support for all Mongoose features including middlewares, plugins and discriminators.
  • Support fro MongoDB GridFS over gridfs-stream.

Installation

Install the npm package.

npm install mongoose-glue --save

Setup

Let's first configure project's database connections. By default the module will try to read the config/mongoose.js configuration file so let's create one. The file content should look like the example bellow.

// config/mongoose.js
module.exports = {

  default: {

    'mongo1': {
      uris: 'mongodb://user:secret@hostname:port/database',
      options: {}
    },

    'mongo2': {
      uris: 'mongodb://user:secret@hostname:port/database',
      options: {}
    }
  },

  production: {}
};

The next step is to define models. The module will load files found at app/models. Let's create two models for mongo1 database.

// app/models/animal.js (mongoose model)
module.exports = {
  connection: 'mongo1',
  attributes: {
    name: 'string'
  },
  classMethods: {},
  instanceMethods: {},
  plugins: [],
  middleware: {},
  options: {}
};
// app/models/bird.js (mongoose discriminator of animal)
module.exports = {
  connection: 'mongo1',
  extends: 'animal'
};

Now we only have to load and connect database connections and models together to make it work. The best place to do this is inside your project's main file (e.g. index.js).

// index.js
var _ = require('mongoose-glue');
_.connect();

Configuration

The module can be configured by sending options to the _.connect method. See the list of available options bellow.

_.connect({

  // Path to a file where database connections are defined.
  configPath: 'new/file/path.js',

  // Path to a directory with models files.
  modelsPath: 'new/directory/path',

  // Custom logger function (set to `false` by default).
  logger: console.log

});

API

.connect(options)

Type: Function

Connects to all databases/clusters defined inside mongoose.js and loads models.

var _ = require('mongoose-glue');
 
_.connect({
  logger: console.log
});

.disconnect()

Type: Function

Disconnects from all databases/clusters and unloads models.

.connection(name)

Type: Function Returns: Object

Returns a database/cluster instance of the name connection.

var _ = require('mongoose-glue');
var conn = _.connection('mongo1');

.model(name)

Type: Function Returns: Object

Returns a model instance defined inside name file.

var _ = require('mongoose-glue');
var Bird = _.model('bird');
 
Bird.create({ name: "Fluppy" }, function(err, data) {
  console.log('Mongoose Fluppy bird created.');
});

.gfs(name)

Type: Function Returns: Object

Returns a configured gridfs-stream instance for the name connection.

var _ = require('mongoose-glue');
var gfs = _.gfs('mongo1');

.mongoose

Type: Object

Direct access to mongoose model.

var _ = require('mongoose-glue');
var ObjectId = _.mongoose.Schema.Types.ObjectId;
var validId = _.mongoose.mongo.ObjectID.isValid('xxx');
// -> false

Examples

Use models anywhere in your app.

var _ = require('mongoose-glue');
var Bird = _.model('bird');
 
Bird.create({ name: "Fluppy" }, function(err, data) {
  console.log('Mongoose Fluppy bird created.');
});

Store your files inside your MongoDB database.

var fs = require('fs');
var gfs = require('mongoose-glue').gfs('mongo1');
 
// read file on local disk, save into mongodb
fs.createReadStream('./tmp/myfile.txt').pipe( gfs.createWriteStream({ filename: 'myfile.txt' }) );
// read file stored inside mongodb, save to local disk
gfs.createReadStream({ filename: 'myfile.txt' }).pipe( fs.createWriteStream('./tmp/myfile.txt') );

Install

npm i mongoose-glue

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