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npm install reshuffle-eidr-connector

Reshuffle EIDR Connector

This package contains a Reshuffle connector to the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) service at eidr.org.

Please review the EIDR API Specification and User Guide for full details about the service.

The following example creates and API endpoint to query EIDR for movie data:

const { Reshuffle, HttpConnector } = require('reshuffle')
const { EIDRConnector } = require('reshuffle-eidr-connector')
const app = new Reshuffle()
const eidr = new EIDRConnector(app)
const http = new HttpConnector(app)
http.on({ method: 'GET', path: '/query' }, async (event) => {
  const name = (event.req.query.name || '').trim()
  if (name.length === 0) {
    return event.res.status(400).send('Missing name')
  try {
    const { results } = await eidr.query({ name })
    return event.res.json(results)
  } catch (e) {
    return event.res.status(e.status).json({
      error: e.message,
      details: e.details,

Table of Contents

Configuration Configuration options

Connector actions:

getQueryBuilder Get a query builder interface

query Search for media information

resolve Get information for one media resource

simpleQuery Simple search for media information

Configuration options
const app = new Reshuffle()
const eidrConnector = new EIDRConnector(app)

Connector actions

Get query builder action


=> queryBuilder: object


const Q = await eidrConnector.getQueryBuilder()
await eidrConnector.query(
    Q.is('ResourceName', 'abominable'),
    Q.eq('ReferentType', 'Movie'),
    Q.eq('Status', 'valid'),

Build a query in the EIDR query language, for use by the query action. The query builder is stateless and can be used to form multiple queries.

The query language provides the following methods:

Logical methods:

  • and(...expressions) logical and operand
  • eq(field, value) match an object data field to a specific value
  • is(field, value) exactly match an object data field to a specific value
  • meq(field, value) match a meta data field to a specific value
  • mexists(field) check if a meta data field exists
  • or(...expressions) logical or operand

Semantic methods:

  • date(dt) match entries with the specified date
  • id(id) match ID
  • episodes(id) get the eposides for a specific season ID
  • movie() match movies
  • name(name) match entries with the specified resource name
  • seasons(id) get the seasons for a specific series ID
  • status(st) match entries with the specified status
  • type(type) match entries with the specified referent type
  • valid() match entries with valid status

Object query method:

The $ method allows the caller to use a query object to describe the query. The properties of this object are names of semantic methods above and their values are the method's argument (any value can be used if the method requires no arguments).

The results of the methods corresponding to the proprties are joined with a logical and. If the object is an array, then each element of the array is processed as described above, and the results are joined with a logical or.

The special property $ can be used to nest ored arrays inside objects.

For example, the query above can be written as

  name: 'abominable',
  movie: true,
  valid: true,

Object based queries are useful, for example, for creating a JSON based intefrace, as shown in this example HTTP triggered script:

async (req, res) => {
  const Q = await eidrConnector.getQueryBuilder()
  const query = Q.$(req.body)
  const resources = await eidrConnector.query(query)
  return res
    .set({ 'Content-Type': 'application/json' })
Query action


  query: object | string,
  options?: object,
) => {
  totalMatches: number,
  results: object[],


const q = '(/FullMetadata/BaseObjectData/ResourceName "abominable")'
// Get first 25 results
const { results } = await eidrConnector.query(q)
// Get results 11 - 20
const { results } = await eidrConnector.query(
  { pageNumber: 2, pageSize: 10 },


const id = '10.5240/DF48-AB62-4486-C185-9E1B-4'
const { results } = await eidrConnector.query({ id, valid: true })

Search the EIDR database for matches to the query. You can specify the query using EIDR query language directly (as in the first example above), use a query object or use the simplified query builder intefrace. See getQueryBuilder below on how to use the query builder and query objects.

The optional options object supports the following optional fields:

  • pageNumber?: number - Results page number (default is 1)
  • pageSize?: number - Results page size (default is 25)
  • root?: string - EIDR ID for rooted queries
Resolve action


  id: string,
) => {
  // media information


const id = '10.5240/DF48-AB62-4486-C185-9E1B-4'
const info = await eidrConnector.resolve(id)

Get the full information for the media resource (movie, tv show etc) with the specified id. The full information can be very details, as described in page 21 of the EIDR API Specification.

Simple Query action


    exprOrObj: string | object,
    compareFunction?: (a: object, b: object) => number,
) => object[]


const id = '10.5240/DF48-AB62-4486-C185-9E1B-4'
const results = await eidrConnector.simpleQuery({
  movie: true,
  valid: true,
  StructuralType: 'Performance',

Search the EIDR database for matches to the query. See query above for details.

The Simple Query action does not support pagination and returns the results array directly to the caller. The results are automatically sorted by descending order of release date. You can control the sort order by specifying a compareFunction that behaves like the one used by Array.sort.

Learn more

You can learn more about Reshuffle on dev.reshuffle.com.


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