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Simple add ons for mongoose
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Mongoose simple plugin adding some handy functions.

Model functions

Relationship creator functions


npm install supergoose



Use mongoose's plugin method to extend your models with supergoose

var supergoose = require('supergoose')
var ClickSchema = new Schema({ ... });
ClickSchema.plugin(supergoose, [options]);
var Click = mongoose.model('Click', ClickSchema)


  • supergoose - The supergoose function
  • options - Options object

    Valid Options

    • instance - The instance of mongoose used in the application (Required for Schema functions)
    • messages - Object of custom messages (Required for errors function)


      Adds find or create functionality to mongoose models. This is handy for libraries like passport.js which require it

      Click.findOrCreate({ip: ''}, function(err, doc) {});
      Click.findOrCreate({ip: ''}, {browser: 'Chrome'}, function(err, click) {})


      • query - Conditions with which to search for document
      • [doc] - Document to insert if document not found
      • [options]
      • callback
      • Valid Options

        • upsert - updates the object if it exists. Default: false


        Parses the complex validation errors return from mongoose into a simple array of messages to be displayed as flash messages or something similar

        var supergoose = require('supergoose')
        var ClickSchema = new Schema({ip: {type: String, required: true}});
        Click.plugin(supergoose, {messages: {'required': '%s is a required field'}});
        var Click = mongoose.model('Click', ClickSchema);

        The Click model now has an errors static method

        Click.create({}, function(err, click) {
          if(err) {
            Click.errors(err, function(messages) {
              // outputs ['ip is a required field']


        • errors - error returned from mongoose command
        • callback

        Relationship Creator Functions

        • parentOf / oneToMany - Creates a one to many relationship
        • childOf / manyToOne - Creates a many to one relationship
        • hasA / oneToOne - Creates a one to one relationship
        • hasMany / manyToMany - Creates a many to many relationship


        • modelName - Name of related Model
        • [myPath] - Name of path on this schema that refers to related Model. (If not provided, a default is used based on the model name. '_clicks' for the above example)


        • Relationship


        When a relationship is created, it adds a path that refers to the related model on the schema that creates it. The relationship object has one property:


        var supergoose = require('supergoose')
        var mongoose = require('mongoose')
        var ClickSchema = new Schema({ip: {type: String, required: true}, _user: {type: ObjectId}});
        var UserSchema = new Schema({name: String})
        UserSchema.plugin(supergoose, {instance: mongoose});
        UserSchema.parentOf('Click', 'clickCollection').enforceWith('_user')


        • itsPath - Name of path on related model that refers back to this schema.
        • [options]

          Valid Options

          • delete - Default: false. Only affects one to X relationships. If set to true, when a doc is removed, it will delete related docs.


          MIT License

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