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Loopback Stats Mixin

This module is designed for the NodeJS Loopback and FireLoop frameworks. It provides statistical functionallity to any Model, Relation or Nested Dataset.

The loopback-stats-mixin module provides the following mixins and functionallity.

  • Stats Mixin.- Provides statistical functionallity by the creation of micro-services.
  • Stats Wrapper.- Provides a way to wrap micro-services into bundled services.

Thanks to these 2 mixins we can create a full set of services that can automatically handle statistical information for the Models in which the mixin is implemented.

INSTALL

  npm install loopback-stats-mixin --save

MIXINSOURCES

With loopback-boot@v2.8.0 mixinSources have been implemented in a way which allows for loading this mixin without changes to the server.js file previously required.

Add the mixins property to your server/model-config.json like the following:

{
  "_meta": {
    "sources": [
      "loopback/common/models",
      "loopback/server/models",
      "../common/models",
      "./models"
    ],
    "mixins": [
      "loopback/common/mixins",
      "../node_modules/loopback-stats-mixin/dist",
      "../common/mixins"
    ]
  }
}

STATS MIXIN

This mixin creates a Remote Method for each configuration object provided within the mixin options, being possible to set configuration objects as needed.

EXAMPLE

The following is the most basic example of how to create a stats micro-service:

"mixins": {
    "Stats": [
        {
            "method": "stats",
            "endpoint": "/stats",
            "description": "A Description for Loopback Explorer",
            "type": "model",
            "count": {
                "on": "createdAt",
                "by": "index"
            }
        }
    ]
}

The code defined above would create a localhost:3000/api/model/stats endpoint with the ability to fetch hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and custom start and end statistics with information related to the model.

In this example, the information will be processed upon the createdAt date property counted by index which means everytime the createdAt property matches within a timeframe, it will be counted as 1.

HINT 1: "count.on" can be any date property within a model, e.g. created, createdAt, updated, deletedAt, etc.

HINT 2: "count.by" can be the constant word "index" or any numeric/boolean property within the model, e.g. count, amount, isMember.

BOOT OPTIONS

The following options are needed in order to create a micro-service to provide statistical information regarding a model, relation or nested dataset.

HINT: you can create as many micro-services as you need.

Options Type Requried Possible Values Examples
method String Yes Any stat, myStat, modelStat, etc
endpoint String Yes URL Form /stats, /:id/stats
description String No Any Loopback Explorer Description
type String Yes [model | relation | nested] model, relation, nested
relation String No Model relation name accounts iff Organization.accounts
nested String No Model nested property locations iff Organization.locations
count Object Yes [on | by | as | avg] SEE COUNT OPTIONS

Different configurations can be specified depending on the needs, since you can create statistical information over Models, Relations and Nested Datasets, different configurations will be needed.

Please refer to configuration examples.

COUNT OPTIONS

The counting options are the statistical pieces that makes possible to count results over a timeframe according to indexal counts, sums or averages.

There are different ways to create statistical information and depending on the needs different configurations may be defined.

Options Type Requried Possible Values Examples
on String Yes Model date property created, createdAt, updatedAt, etc
by String Yes [index | number property | boolean property] index, amount, isClosed
as Number No Any numeric value (default: 1) 1, 5, 10
avg Boolean No [true | false] true, false

STATS WRAPPER MIXIN

This mixin creates a Remote Method that wraps multiple micro-service into 1 service bundle. It provides a way to group micro-services but also bundled services by creating a statistics tree allowing to fetch a full set of data for multiple stats in just one call.

EXAMPLE

The following is an example of how to create a stats bundled-service:

"mixins": {
    "StatsWrapper": [
        {
            "type": "model",
            "method": "bundledStats",
            "endpoint": "/bundled-stats",
            "description": "Loopback Explorer Description",
            "wraps": [
                "microServiceStats1",
                "microServiceStats2",
                "microServiceStats3",
                "microServiceStats4"
            ]
        }
    ]
}

The code defined above would create a localhost:3000/api/model/bundled-stats endpoint that will result in an object containing the result from all of the micro-services wrapped.

HIN: Wrapping can be done in multiple levels, so you can wrap a set of micro-services, but also a set of bundled-services by creating a tree of services.

BOOT OPTIONS

The following options are needed in order to create a bundled-service to provide statistical information regarding multiple micro-services.

HINT: you can create as many bundled-services as you need.

Options Type Requried Possible Values Examples
method String Yes Any stat, myStat, modelStat, etc
endpoint String Yes URL Form /stats, /:id/stats
description String No Any Loopback Explorer Description
type String Yes [model | relation | nested] model, relation, nested
relation String No Model relation name accounts iff Organization.accounts
nested String No Model nested property locations iff Organization.locations
wraps [String] Yes Micro services name list ['microService1', 'microService2', '..']

LICENSE

MIT