typeorm-typedi-extensions

Dependency injection and service container integration with TypeORM using TypeDI library.

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TypeDI Service container integration with TypeORM
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This package provides decorators for TypeORM that can be used with TypeDI.

Installation

To start using TypeDI install the required packages via NPM:
npm install typeorm-typedi-extensions typedi reflect-metadata

Import the reflect-metadata package at the first line of your application:
import 'reflect-metadata';

// Your other imports and initialization code
// comes here after you imported the reflect-metadata package!

You need to enable emitting decorator metadata in your Typescript config. Add these two lines to your tsconfig.json file under the compilerOptions key:
"emitDecoratorMetadata": true,
"experimentalDecorators": true,

Configure TypeORM in your app to use the TypeDI container before you create a connection:
import { createConnection, useContainer } from 'typeorm';
import { Container } from 'typeorm-typedi-extensions';
//       ▲ Notice how we import container from this library, instead of TypeDI.

/** Tell TypeORM to use the container provided by this lib to resolve it's dependencies. */
useContainer(Container);

/** Create a connection and start using TypeORM. */
createConnection({
  /* <connection options> */
}).catch(error => {
  console.error(`Couldn't connect to the database!`);
  console.error(error);
});

Usage

This package exposes three decorators all three decorators can be used on properties or on constructor parameters.
IMPORTANT: To allow TypeDI to resolve the dependencies on your classes you must mark them with @Service decorator from the TypeDI package.

@InjectConnection decorator

Injects Connection from where you can access anything in your connection. Optionally, you can specify a connection to inject by name in the decorator parameter.
import { Service } from 'typedi';
import { Connection } from 'typeorm';
import { InjectConnection } from 'typeorm-typedi-extensions';

@Service()
export class MyCustomClass {
  @InjectConnection()
  private propertyInjectedConnection: Connection;

  constructor(@InjectConnection() private constructorInjectedConnection: Connection) {}
}

@InjectManager decorator

Injects EntityManager from where you can access any entity in your connection. Optionally, you can specify a connection to inject by name in the decorator parameter.
import { Service } from 'typedi';
import { EntityManager } from 'typeorm';
import { InjectManager } from 'typeorm-typedi-extensions';

@Service()
export class MyCustomClass {
  @InjectManager()
  private propertyInjectedEntityManager: EntityManager;

  constructor(@InjectManager() private constructorInjectedEntityManager: EntityManager) {}
}

@InjectRepository decorator

Injects Repository, MongoRepository, TreeRepository or custom repository of some Entity. Optionally, you can specify a connection to inject by name in the decorator parameter.
import { Service } from 'typedi';
import { Repository } from 'typeorm';
import { InjectRepository } from 'typeorm-typedi-extensions';
// MyDatabaseModel is a TypeORM entity (class marked with `@Entity()` decorator)
import { MyDatabaseModel } from './entities/post.entity.ts';

@Service()
export class MyCustomClass {
  @InjectRepository(MyDatabaseModel)
  private propertyInjectedRepository: Repository<MyDatabaseModel>;

  constructor(@InjectRepository(MyDatabaseModel) private constructorInjectedRepository: Repository<MyDatabaseModel>) {}
}

Example with custom connection name:
@Service()
export class PostRepository {
  @InjectRepository(Post, 'custom-con-name')
  private repository: Repository<Post>;
}

You can also inject custom Repository of some Entity. To make this work have to create the class which extends the generic Repository<T> class and decorate it with EntityRepository<T> decorator.
import { Service } from 'typedi';
import { Repository, EntityRepository } from 'typeorm';
import { InjectRepository } from 'typeorm-typedi-extensions';
// UserModel is a TypeORM entity (class marked with `@Entity()` decorator)
import { UserModel } from './entities/user.entity.ts';

@Service()
@EntityRepository(UserModel)
export class UserRepository extends Repository<UserModel> {
  public findByEmail(email: string) {
    return this.findOne({ email });
  }
}

@Service()
export class PostService {
  constructor(
    @InjectRepository()
    private readonly userRepository: UserRepository
  ) {}

  public async userExist(user: User): boolean {
    return (await this.userRepository.findByEmail(user.email)) ? true : false;
  }
}