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Convert the Strapi models to TypeScript interfaces by processing each of the ./api/**/models/*/schema.json recursively.

Install and Run

npm install -g strapi-v4-to-typescript

s4ts path/to/strapi/api/ -o path/to/your/types/dir/

# see all doc
s4ts -h

# external conf. see: strapi-v4-to-typescript/index.d.ts for format
s4ts -c .stsconfig.js

Command line option

s4ts input -g components -o output ...


  • input
    Strapi folder(s)/file(s) with models */schema.json
    You may define multiple inputs. In case your API models have relations to other plugins like 'users-permissions'. s4ts path/to/strapi/api/ path/to/strapi/plugins/users-permissions/models -o path/to/your/types/dir/

    • Order matters, if you have two models with the same name, the last one is used.
    • Add '!' to exclude folder or subfolder, ex: !path/to/strapi/plugins_excluded.
  • -g components
    Strapi folder(s) with components models


  • -o output
    Output folder
  • -n nested - deprecated in Strapi v4 - broke file structure Put all interfaces in a nested tree instead of directly under the output folder
  • -u collectionCanBeUndefined
    By default, all collection can not be undefined. You can turn this off, so only unrequired collections may be undefined.
  • -e Enumeration
    You may generate enumeration or string literal Example:
// enumeration (with -e option) 
export interface IOrder {
    payment: IOrderPayment;
export enum IOrderPayment {
    card = "card",
    check = "check",
// OR string literal types (by default)
export interface IOrder {
    payment: "card" | "check";
  • -c Advanced configuration
    path to configuration file

Advanced configuration


 * @type {import('strapi-v4-to-typescript')}
const config = {

    input: [
    components: './components/',
    output: './sts/',

    // optional
    enum: true,
    nested: false,
    excludeField: (interfaceName, fieldName) => fieldName === 'hide_field',
    addField: (interfaceName) => [{ name: "created_by", type: "string" }],

    // optional, builtin function used if undefined return
    fieldType: (fieldType, fieldName, interfaceName) => { if(fieldType == 'datetime') return 'string' },
    fieldName: (fieldName) => fieldName.replace('_', ''),
    interfaceName: (name) => `X${name}`,
    enumName: (name, interfaceName) => `Enum${interfaceName}${name}`,
    importAsType: (interfaceName) => interfaceName === 'MyInterfaceThatWantsToImportAsTypes' /* or just true */,
    outputFileName: (interfaceName, filename) => interfaceName;
module.exports = config;


  "//" : "...",

  "scripts": {
    "sts": "s4ts -c .stsconfig"

  "///" : "..."


If you want to create an issue. First of all, be nice. Take the time to explain and format your post.

The better solution to explain your issue (and for me, to fix it) is to create a pull request with your data:

  1. fork this repo with the button "fork" on github website. wait a minute.
  2. git clone your master branch from the newly created repository.
  3. yarn install or npm install
  4. add your api in src/test/api src/test/components (if necessary)
  5. add your test:
  6. src/test/test<issue id>.config.js copy an other test and modify output conf
  7. src/test/test<issue id>.assert.ts copy another assert and modify the import accordingly to your conf output
  8. run your test with ./node_modules/.bin/ts-node src/test.ts test<issue id> or run all test yarn test
  9. create pull request on this repo


The input folder is recursively processed and each model file is read. When done, the expected output folder is generated, and finally, the Strapi models are converted to TypeScript.


npm install && npm run build
# output files generated in dist folder

Strapi v4 EDIT

Modified this repo to make interfaces from strapi v4 file structure, this breaks original functionality so please use this wisely and on Strapi v4 only.


option -n was broken - thus removed


rm ./.s4ts -rf && s4ts ./src/api ./src/extensions -g ./src/components -o ./.s4ts 


"Big thanks to all authors and contributors on strapi-to-typescript, without which this fork could not exist!"

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