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@existdb/node-exist

3.0.1 • Public • Published

node-exist

Build Status js-standard-style

Mostly a shallow wrapper for eXist's XML-RPC API. Attempts to translate terminologies into node world. Uses promises.

Install

npm install @existdb/node-exist

Use

Creating, reading and removing a collection:

const exist = require('@existdb/node-exist')
const db = exist.connect()
 
db.collections.create('/db/apps/test')
  .then(result => db.collections.describe('/db/apps/test'))
  .then(result => console.log('collection description:', result))
  .catch(e => console.error('fail', e))

Uploading an XML file into the database

const exist = require('@existdb/node-exist')
const db = exist.connect()
 
db.documents.upload(Buffer.from('<root/>'))
  .then(fileHandle => db.documents.parseLocal(fileHandle, '/db/apps/test/file.xml', {}))
  .then(result => db.documents.read('/db/apps/test/file.xml'))
  .then(result => console.log('test file contents', result))
  .catch(error => console.error('fail', error))

Since all interactions with the database are promises you can also use async functions

const exist = require('@existdb/node-exist')
const db = exist.connect()
 
async function uploadAndParse (filePath, contents) {
  const fileHandle = await db.documents.upload(contents)
  await db.documents.parseLocal(fileHandle, filePath, {})
  return filePath
}
 
// top-level await is not available everywhere, yet
uploadAndParse('/db/apps/test-file.xml', Buffer.from('<root/>'))
  .then(filePath => console.log("uploaded", filePath))
  .catch(error => console.error(error))

You can also have a look at the examples for more use-cases.

Configuration

Connect as someone else than guest

exist.connect({
  basic_auth: {
    user: 'me',
    pass: '1 troubadour artisanal #compost'
  }
})

Connect to a local development server using HTTP

exist.connect({ secure: false, port: 8080 })

Connect to a server with an invalid or expired certificate

exist.connect({ rejectUnauthorized: false })

Defaults

{
  host: 'localhost',
  port: '8443',
  path: '/exist/xmlrpc', // you most likely do not need to change that
  basic_auth: {
    user: 'guest',
    pass: 'guest'
  },
  secure: true
}

Components

The methods are grouped into components by what they operate on. Every method returns a promise.

Queries

Status: working

execute

db.queries.execute(query, options)

read

db.queries.read(query, options)

readAll

This convenience function calls queries.count then retrieves all result pages and returns them in an array.

db.queries.readAll(query, options)

Example:

const query = `xquery version "3.1";
xmldb:get-child-collections($collection)
  => string-join(",\n")
`
const options = { variables: collection: "/db/apps" }
 
db.queries.readAll(query, options)
  .then(result => {
    const response = Buffer.concat(result.pages).toString() 
    console.log(response)
  })
  .catch(error => console.error(error))

count

db.queries.count(resultHandle)

retrieve

db.queries.retrieveResult(resultHandle, page)

retrieveAll

db.queries.retrieveAll(resultHandle)

releaseResult

free result on server

db.queries.releaseResult(resultHandle)

Documents

A document can be seen as a file. It might be indexed if it's type is not binary.

upload

Resolves into a file handle which can then be used by db.documents.parseLocal.

db.documents.upload(Buffer.from('test'))

parseLocal

db.documents.parseLocal(fileHandle, 'foo/test.txt', {})

read

db.documents.read('foo.xml')

remove

db.documents.remove('foo.xml')

Resources

Status: working

A resource is identified by its path in the database. Documents and collections are resources.

describe

db.resources.describe(resourcePath)

setPermissions

db.resources.setPermissions(resourcePath, 400)

getPermissions

db.resources.getPermissions(resourcePath)

Collections

Status: working

create

db.collections.create(collectionPath)

remove

db.collections.remove(collectionPath)

describe

db.collections.describe(collectionPath)

read

db.collections.read(collectionPath)

App

Status: working

upload

After uploading a XAR you can install it

db.app.upload(xarBuffer, xarName)

Example:

const xarContents = fs.readFileSync('spec/files/test-app.xar')
 
db.app.upload(xarContents, 'test-app.xar')
  .then(result => console.log(result))
  .catch(error => console.error(error))

install

Install an uploaded XAR (this will call repo:install-and-deploy-from-db). For extra safety a previously installed version will be removed before installing the new version.

Dependencies will be resolved from http://exist-db.org/exist/apps/public-repo by default. If you want to use a different repository provide the optional customPackageRepoUrl.

db.app.install(xarName, packageUri[, customPackageRepoUrl])

Example:

db.app.install('test-app.xar', 'http://exist-db.org/apps/test-app')
  .then(result => console.log(result))
  .catch(error => console.error(error))

Returns

{
  "success": true,
  "result": {
    "update": false, // true if a previous version was found
    "target": "/db/apps/test-app"
  }
}

Error

{
  "success": false,
  "error": {
    "code": "err:EXPATH00",
    "value": "Missing descriptor from package: /db/system/repo/test-app.xar"
  }
}

remove

Uninstall and remove the application identified by its namespace URL. If no app with packageUri could be found then this counts as success.

db.app.remove(packageUri)

Example:

db.app.remove('http://exist-db.org/apps/test-app')
  .then(result => console.log(result))
  .catch(error => console.error(error))

Returns

{ success: true }

Error

{
  success: false,
  error: Object | Error
}

Indices

Status: TODO

Users

Status: failing

byName

db.users.byName(username)

list

db.users.list()

server

Status: working

syncToDisk

db.server.syncToDisk()

shutdown

db.server.shutdown()

Note: There is no way to bring it up again.

Test

All tests are in spec/tests and written for tape

npm test

Roadmap

  • switch to use eXist-db's REST-API.
  • refactor to ES6 modules

Compatibility

node-exist is tested to be compatible with eXist-db 4 and 5. It should be compatible with version 3, except XAR installation.

Disclaimer

Use at your own risk.

This software is safe for development. It may be used to work with a production instance, but think twice before your data is lost.

Install

npm i @existdb/node-exist

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