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sails-hook-fixtures

2.0.0 • Public • Published

Sails-hook-fixtures

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An installable hook that injects fixtures into your Sails ORM at runtime with associations!

Installation

npm i sails-hook-fixtures

Usage

When lifting your Sails app, any fixtures that are loaded are checked against the model tables/collections in the database. If the database table/collection is empty, the fixtures for that table/collection are automatically installed. If you want to overwrite an existing table/collection each time you lift, use the overwrite option.

Currently, only tested against Waterline + MongoDB.

Configuration

Define your fixtures object so that it is loaded as sails.config.fixtures. For instance, export it in sails/config/local.js:

// sails/config/local.js
module.exports = {
  fixtures: { ... }
}

The fixtures object should have an attribute order specifying the order in which to populate your models. This is important if you want to associate models.

The fixtures for a model are configured as an array of objects. Each object will be made into a document in the database.

// sails/config/local.js
fixtures: {
  order: ['User', 'Pet'],
  User: [
    {
      username: 'Walter',
      state: 'New Mexico'
    },
    {
      username: 'Skyler',
      state: 'New Mexico'
    }
  ],
  Pet: [
    {
      name: 'Pikachu',
      type: 'Electric'
    },
    {
      name: 'Charizard',
      type: 'Fire'
    }
  ]
}

For an example, take a look at the sample fixtures used in testing

Each attribute other than those of the options below is assumed to be the capitalized name of your model. Inability to find the model will silently fail and continue.

Options

attribute name usage example
order Specify the order in which to inject fixtures into models order: ['User', 'Group']
overwrite Specify which model documents to always overwrite when lifting overwrite: ['User']
empty Specify which model documents to empty before installing any fixtures empty: ['Pet']

Associations

The hook can automatically add associations between your models if you specify them in the right way. This only works if you use Waterline!

Terminology

  • Association/relation: relation between two models
  • Fixture: object that is injected as a document into the database
  • Document: an entry in the database

General Usage

Define associations as you would look up documents in an existing sails application. Want to add user jason to group testusers? Define a relation in the fixture object that says user: {username: 'jason'}. You can add every where query from sails to the relation definition.

Does the model you want to add have an attribute name? Then as added bonus you can directly input an array into the relation definition. If you want to associate jason with groups user and editor, and your Group model has an attribute name, you can just say group: ['user', 'editor'].

Be sure when using relations to specify the right order of injecting the fixtures! When the User model hasn't been populated yet, a relation to Group can't be added.

Different relations in Sails have different ways of adding them. For an extensive overview, see the waterline associations documentation

One-to-one relations

Define a models attribute at the owning side of the relation. If a User owns one Pet, define the fixture as:

// sails/config/local.js
fixtures: {
  // note that the order is reversed compared
  // to the One-to-many relation
  order: ['Pet', 'User'],
  User: [
    {
      username: 'Robinson Crusoe',
      models: {
        // note we can pass an array directly here
        // instead of a 'where' query object, because
        // the underlying code will assume we want
        // to look up the 'name' attribute.
        // Is equivalent to {name: 'Wilson'}.
        pet: ['Wilson']
      }
    }
  ],
  Pet: [
    {
      name: 'Wilson'
    }
  ]
}

One-to-many relations

work with a models object inside the fixture. The relation will (and must) be added at the owned side of the relation. For instance, a User can have mulitiple pets, but a Pet can only belong to one user. Insert the relation at the Pet fixture like this:

// sails/config/local.js
fixtures: {
  order: ['User', 'Pet'],
  User: [
    {
      username: 'Schrodinger'
    }
  ],
  Pet: [
    {
      name: 'cat',
      models: {
        owner: {username: 'Schrodinger'}
      }
    }
  ]
}

Many-to-many relations

Work with a collections object inside the fixture. The relation will be added at the model where you insert the collections definition. Make sure this is the same side that has dominant: true inside the model definition

Example:

// sails/config/local.js
fixtures: {
  // First, inject users. Then, group can have users
  // added to its model attribute
  order: ['User', 'Group'],
  User: [
    {
      username: 'Turing',
    },
    {
      username: 'Asimov'
    }
  ],
  Group: [
    {
      name: 'Users',
      collections: {
        // Queries a 'where' query internally
        // with {username: user} as object.
        // resulting documents are added to the
        // alias of the 'user' association
        user: {username: ['Turing', 'Asimov']}
      }
    }
  ]
}

Changelog

Version 2.0.0

  • Compatible with Sails 1.x/Waterline 0.13

Version 1.0.2

  • Compatible with Sails 0.12.x

Development

Want to contribute? Clone the repository, install the dependencies with npm install, and get going. You can test using the command grunt, which will also run JSHint against your changes to see if they are syntactically correct.

Note that you need a working adaptor for the database. In the test files I describe a test connection that uses a local mongoDB instance. Change according to your database configuration.

Install

npm i sails-hook-fixtures

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