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3.0.0 • Public • Published


Simple syncing between @ngrx/store and Ionic Storage.


This library depends on @ngrx/store, @ngrx/effects and Ionic 2.


Make sure you have a scaffolded Ionic 2 app. This library supports Ionic version 2 and above. For more details, see the Ionic documentation.

Then run:

npm install @ngrx/core @ngrx/store @ngrx/effects @ionic/storage ngrx-store-ionic-storage --save

Next, make sure you have installed the cordova-sqlite-storage plugin. This allows Ionic Storage to use the most optimal storage mechanism available, depending on the target device.

ionic plugin add cordova-sqlite-storage --save


  1. In your app's module, import the StorageSyncEffects and run it through the EffectsModule.
  2. Pass options into the storageSync function to create a meta-reducer, and compose it with your other reducers.

Here is an example with two app-specific reducers, books and collection.

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { compose } from '@ngrx/core/compose';
import { StoreModule, combineReducers } from '@ngrx/store';
import { EffectsModule } from '@ngrx/effects';
import { StorageSyncEffects, storageSync } from 'ngrx-store-ionic-storage';
import { BookActions, CollectionActions } from './actions';
import { booksReducer, collectionReducer } from './reducers';
export function onSyncError(err) {
export const reducers = {
  books: booksReducer,
  collection: collectionReducer
export const storageSyncReducer = storageSync({
  keys: ['collection'],   // Only sync the `collection` state
  ignoreActions: [        // Don't sync when these actions occur
  hydratedStateKey: 'hydrated', // Add this key to the state
  onSyncError: onSyncError      // If a sync fails
export const appReducer = compose(storageSyncReducer, combineReducers)(reducers);
  imports: [
export class MyAppModule {}


  • keys: specify the portion of your state to sync to the underlying storage mechanism.
  • ignoreActions: don't sync whenever any of these actions are fired.
  • hydratedStateKey: if present, the sync reducer will add a flag to your app state when the initial hydration has completed. You can bind an observable to this flag, and so be notified when the app has been hydrated.
  • onSyncError: a callback, called whenever there was an error syncing the state. The callback is passed a single err parameter.

How It Works

The sync reducer is a meta-reducer. On startup, it hydrates the initial state from the underlying storage mechanism. Then, whenever an action is dispatched to the store, the sync reducer saves the portion of state to the underlying storage mechanism, after all other reducers have run.

The sync reducer will only store the portion of state provided in the keys option, and will not run for any actions that are specified in the ignoreActions option.


Much of this library is based on ngrx-store-localstorage. While this is an excellent choice for desktop web browsers, for Ionic apps a better solution exists for local storage: Ionic Storage. This provides a more robust storage mechanism, depending on the device where the app is running. Since Ionic Storage is asynchronous, the functionality needed to be written from the ground-up to support an async get/set operation.