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herbs2mongo

herbs2mongo creates repositories to retrieve and store Entities using Mongo.

Installing

   npm install @herbsjs/herbs2mongo

Using

connection.js - MongoDB initialization:

const { MongoClient,Logger } = require('mongodb')
const config = require('./config')

let dbInstance = null

module.exports = async () => {
if (dbInstance) {
return new Promise((resolve) => resolve(dbInstance))
}
const client = await new MongoClient(config.connectionString, {
useNewUrlParser: true,
useUnifiedTopology: true
}).connect()
dbInstance = client.db(config.databaseName)
Logger.setLevel("debug") // set this if you want to debug all queries
return dbInstance
}

itemRepository.js

const { Repository } = require('@herbsjs/herbs2mongo')
const connection = require('connection')
const { Item } = require('../domain/entities/item')
const database = 'herbs2mongo_testdb'

class ItemRepository extends Repository {
constructor() {
super({
entity: Item,
collection: 'aCollection',
database,
ids: ['id'],
mongodb: await connection()
})
}

excludedItemFromLastWeek() {
...
}
}

someUsecase.js

const repo = new ItemRepository()
const ret = await repo.findByID('60edc25fc39277307ca9a7ff')

What is a Repository?

A repository, by definition, is part of the layer to retrieve and store entities abstracting the underlying implementation. By using repositories, details of these implementation such as relational database, document-oriented databases, etc., should not leak to the domain code. In other words, no raw SQL queries on your use case or entity files.

Herbs2mongo Repository

In order to boost productivity, herbs2Mongo provides way to dynamically generate a repository class based on your Entities and other metadata.

These metadata are necessary to close the gap between OOP concepts and paradigms and those of relational databases. For example, it is necessary to specify primary keys and foreign keys as these information do not exist in the description of your domain.

Following Herbs architecture principals, it is not the intention of this lib to create yet another ODM or query builder but to create a bridge between your domain and an existing one (from Mongo).

Why Mongo oficial Driver?

herbs2Mongo is just one of many bridges possible between Herbs and other packages. The advantage of using Mongo is that is a simple and flexible way to retrieve data from MongoDB, as a plus we're using the oficial driver from MongoDB here.

Repository setup

const { Repository } = require('@herbsjs/herbs2mongo')
const connection = require('connection') // Mongo initialize instance
const { ProductItem } = require('../domain/entities/productItem')
const database = 'herbs2mongo_testdb'

class YourRepository extends Repository {
constructor() {
super({
entity: ProductItem,
collection: 'product_items',
database,
ids: ['id'],
mongodb: await connection()
})
}
}
}
  • entity - The Entity to be used as reference

    entity: ProductItem
  • collection - The name of the collection in database

    table: 'product_items'
  • database - The name of the database

    database: 'herbs2mongo_testdb'
  • ids - Primary keys

    Format: ['fieldName', 'fieldName', ...]

    There must be corresponding fields in the entity.

    ids: ['id']  // productItem.id

    or for composite primary key:

    ids: [`customerId`, `productId`]  // productItem.customerId , productItem.productId
  • mongoDB - mongoDB driver initialize instance

    Check mongoDB documentation

Retrieving and Persisting Data

find

Find entities

Format: .find(options) where id is an optional object containing { limit, skip, orderBy, filter }.

Return: Entity array

const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
const ret = await repo.find()

Options:

  • limit Adds a limit clause to the query.
const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
const ret = await repo.find({ limit: 10 })
  • skip Adds a skip clause to the query..
const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
const ret = await repo.find({ skip: 5 })
  • orderBy Adds an order by clause to the query. Column can be string, or list mixed with string and object...
const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
const ret = await repo.find({ orderBy: 'description'})
  • filter Adds a filter to the query with given values.
const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
const ret = await repo.find({ filter: { stringTest: ["aString"] } })

findByID

Find entities by IDs

Format: .findByID(id) where id is an ObjectId string, this will be changed to _id automaticaly.

Return: Entity array

const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
const ret = await repo.findByID('60edc25fc39277307ca9a7ff')

insert

Insert an Entity into a table.

Format: .insert(entity) where entity is an Entity instance with values to be persisted..

Return: The inserted entity with the values from database.

const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
const ret = await repo.insert(aNewEntity)

insertMany

Insert an array of Entities into a table.

Format: .insertMany([entity]) where [entity]is an array of Entities instances with values to be persisted.

Return: The inserted entity with the values from database.


const aNewArrayofEntities = [
givenAnEntity('string one test',false),
givenAnEntity('string two test',true)
]

const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
const ret = await repo.insertMany(aNewArrayofEntities)

update

Update an Entity.

Format: .update(entity) where entity is an Entity instance with values to be persisted.

Return: The updated entity with the values from database.

const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
const ret = await repo.update(aModifiedEntity)

updateMany

Update a group of Entities.

Format: .updateMany(options) where options is a set of conditionals and new values to set a group of entities.

Return: The updated entity with the values from database.

const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
let filterDefinition = { id: anEntity.id }
let updateDefinition = { $set: { "stringTest" : "everything works very well" } }
await itemRepo.updateMany({ filter: filterDefinition, update: updateDefinition})

deleteByID

Delete an Entity..

Format: .deleteByID(id) where id is an ObjectId string, this will be changed to _id automaticaly..

Return: true for success or false for error.

const repo = new ItemRepository(injection)
let filterDefinition = { numberTest : [aModifiedInstance.numberTest] }
const ret = await repo.deleteMany({ filter: filterDefinition })

TODO

  • Allow only scalar types for queries (don't allow entity / object types)
  • Allow to ommit schema's name

Features:

  • Be able to change the conventions (injection)
  • Exclude / ignore fields on all query statement
  • Awareness of created/updated at/by fields
  • Plug-and-play MongoDB

Retrieving and Persist:

  • insert
    • batchs
  • update
    • batchs
  • delete (id)
    • batchs
  • persist (upsert)
  • find (ID)
    • deal with entities / tables with multiples IDs
  • find by (any field)
    • deal with entities / tables with multiples IDs
    • order by
    • limit
    • skip
  • find All
    • order by
    • limit
    • skip
  • find with pages
  • agregations
  • replace
  • collation
  • watch
  • first
  • last

Tests:

  • Pure JS
  • MongoDB