express-restify-mongoose

Easily restify mongoose database

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express-restify-mongoose

This library provides mongoose database models with a REST interface.

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Getting started

In your shell, install with npm:

npm install express-restify-mongoose

In your code:

var http = require('http');
var express = require('express');
var mongoose = require('mongoose');
var Schema = mongoose.Schema;
var restify = require('express-restify-mongoose')

mongoose.connect('mongodb://localhost/database');

var Customer = new Schema({
    name: { type: String, required: true },
    comment: { type: String }
});
var CustomerModel = mongoose.model('Customer', Customer);

var Invoice = new Schema({
    customer: { type: Schema.Types.ObjectId, ref: 'Customer' },
    amount: { type: Number, required: true }
});
var InvoiceModel = mongoose.model('Invoice', Invoice);

var app = express();
app.configure(function(){
    app.use(express.bodyParser());
    app.use(express.methodOverride());
    restify.serve(app, CustomerModel);
    restify.serve(app, InvoiceModel);
});

http.createServer(app).listen(3000, function() {
    console.log("Express server listening on port 3000");
});
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/count
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers
PUT http://localhost/api/v1/Customers
POST http://localhost/api/v1/Customers
DELETE http://localhost/api/v1/Customers

GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/:id
PUT http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/:id
POST http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/:id
DELETE http://localhost/api/v1/Customers/:id

Query

GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=~regex
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=>value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=>=value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=<value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=<=value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?name=!=value
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?select=name

Mongoose Query

var query = { $or: [
                {name: '~Another'},
                {$and: [
                    {name: '~Product'},
                    {price: '<=10'}
                ]}
            ],
                price: 20
            };
request({
    url: 'api/v1/Model',
    qs: { query: encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify(query) }
})
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?query={"field":">=value", "field":[value1,value2]
                                                 "$and":[{"field":"~value"},{"field":"!=value"}]}

Logical Queries (and,or)

GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?$and=[{"field":">=value"},{"field":[value1,value2]}]
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?$or=[{"field":"value"},{"$and",[{"field":"~value"},{"field":"!=value"}]}]

Ordering & Sorting

GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?sort=name
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?sort=-name
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Customers?skip=10&limit=10

Populate Fields

GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer&select=customer.name

## populate fields will not have effect on select fields as supported by Mongoose
# populate fields will be fetched along with select fields
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer&select=amount
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer&select=customer,amount
GET http://localhost/api/v1/Invoices?populate=customer&select=customer.name,amount

Reference

serve

serve(app, model, [options])

arguments

  • app - The express app
  • model - Your mongoose database model
  • options - Optional options object
    • strict - When set to true, disallows DELETE all, POST with id param, and PUT without id param
    • prefix - Some path that will be prefixed to the REST path. Defaults to /api
    • version - An API version that will be prefixed to the rest path. Defaults to /v1
    • middleware - An express middleware or an array of express middlewares that will be used.
    • prereq - A function that takes the req object and returns or yields true or false. This function will be called for every POST PUT and DELETE request and send 403 on false.
    • access - A function that takes the req object and returns or yields 'public', 'private', or 'protected'. This function will be called for every GET POST and PUT request and filter out the appropriate fields
    • plural - If true, does not pluralize the database model name. Default is false
    • lowercase - If true, turn model name to lower case before generating the routes.
    • outputFn - A function with the signature function(res, result) that is used to output the result. res is a restify or express result object, result is the result that is returned from the mongo db.
    • private - String of comma separated field names which are not to be returned by queries that do not have private access.
    • protected - String of comma separated field names which are not to be returned by queries that have public access.
    • postProcess - A middleware to be called after the response has been sent. It is only executed on success. If an error is sent to the client, this is not executed.
    • lean - If false, will not convert to returned values to plain old javascript objects. This is bad for performance, but it allows for returning virtuals, getters and setters.
    • findOneAndUpdate - If false, will first find documents by id and then call save. This allows mongoose validators to be called. Default is true. (For more information, read the Mongoose docs: http://mongoosejs.com/docs/api.html#model_Model.findByIdAndUpdate)
    • contextFilter - function(model, req). Allows authorization per request, for example filtering items based on req.user. Defaults to return model.
    • postCreate - A function with the signature function (res, result, done) which is run after document creation.
    • postDelete - A function with the signature function (res, result, done) which is run after document deletion.

defaults

defaults(options)

arguments

  • options - Same options as above. This function will set this object as the defaults for anything you declare afterwards.

Contributors

Formalia

Copyright (C) 2013 by Florian Holzapfel

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