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Query $in with more than 21 items throw a MongooseError.CastError #205

loicbisiere opened this Issue Jul 27, 2017 · 1 comment


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loicbisiere commented Jul 27, 2017

Steps to reproduce

var query = {
          cId: {
            $in: _.fill(Array(22), "test")


Generate this error:

CastError: Cast to string failed for value "{ '0': 'test',
  '1': 'test',
  '2': 'test',
  '3': 'test',
  '4': 'test',
  '5': 'test',
  '6': 'test',
  '7': 'test',
  '8': 'test',
  '9': 'test',
  '10': 'test',
  '11': 'test',
  '12': 'test',
  '13': 'test',
  '14': 'test',
  '15': 'test',
  '16': 'test',
  '17': 'test',
  '18': 'test',
  '19': 'test',
  '20': 'test',
  '21': 'test' }" at path "cId" for model "profiles"
    at MongooseError.CastError (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/mongoose/lib/error/cast.js:26:11)
    at SchemaString.cast (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/mongoose/lib/schema/string.js:455:9)
    at SchemaString.castForQuery (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/mongoose/lib/schema/string.js:509:15)
    at SchemaString.handleArray (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/mongoose/lib/schematype.js:908:18)
    at SchemaString.castForQuery (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/mongoose/lib/schema/string.js:503:20)
    at cast (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/mongoose/lib/cast.js:217:39)
    at Query.cast (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/mongoose/lib/query.js:2915:12)
    at Query.find (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/mongoose/lib/query.js:1168:10)
    at /Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/mongoose/lib/query.js:2728:21
From previous event:
    at Query.exec (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/mongoose/lib/query.js:2722:17)
    at executeQuery (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/feathers-mongoose/lib/service.js:134:18)
    at Object._find (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/feathers-mongoose/lib/service.js:159:14)
    at Object.find (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/feathers-mongoose/lib/service.js:165:25)
    at /Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/feathers-hooks/lib/hooks.js:101:31
    at new Promise (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/core-js/modules/es6.promise.js:191:7)
    at /Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/feathers-hooks/lib/hooks.js:85:16
    at run (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/core-js/modules/es6.promise.js:87:22)
    at /Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/core-js/modules/es6.promise.js:100:28
    at flush (/Users/loicbisiere/projects/2PS/api/node_modules/core-js/modules/_microtask.js:18:9)
    at _combinedTickCallback (node.js:376:9)
    at process._tickCallback (node.js:407:11)

If $in array length > 21 crash, if $in array length <= 21 no problem.

System configuration

Module versions

  • feathers 2.1.1
  • feathers-mongoose 5.0.3
  • mongoose 4.9.2

NodeJS version:

Operating System:
MaxOSX 10.11.6


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daffl commented Jul 27, 2017

You are most likely using the REST client in which case this is a duplicate of feathersjs-ecosystem/feathers-rest#88.

The issue is a limitation in the querystring module which limits the size of arrays to 20 items. The recommended solution is to implement your own query parser with the arrayLimit option set to a higher value.

@daffl daffl closed this Jul 29, 2017

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