Sequelize, convert entity to plain object

I'm not very familiar with javascript, and stunning, because i can't add new property, to object, that fetched from database using ORM names Sequelize.js.

To avoid this, i use this hack:

db.Sensors.findAll({
    where: {
        nodeid: node.nodeid
    }
}).success(function (sensors) {
        var nodedata = JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(node)); // this is my trick
        nodedata.sensors = sensors;
        nodesensors.push(nodedata);
        response.json(nodesensors);
});

So, what normally way to add new properties to object.

If it can help, i use sequelize-postgres version 2.0.x.

upd. console.log(node):

{ dataValues: 
   { nodeid: 'NodeId',
     name: 'NameHere',
     altname: 'Test9',
     longname: '',
     latitude: 30,
     longitude: -10,
     networkid: 'NetworkId',
     farmid: '5',
     lastheard: Mon Dec 09 2013 04:04:40 GMT+0300 (FET),
     id: 9,
     createdAt: Tue Dec 03 2013 01:29:09 GMT+0300 (FET),
     updatedAt: Sun Feb 23 2014 01:07:14 GMT+0300 (FET) },
  __options: 
   { timestamps: true,
     createdAt: 'createdAt',
     updatedAt: 'updatedAt',
     deletedAt: 'deletedAt',
     touchedAt: 'touchedAt',
     instanceMethods: {},
     classMethods: {},
     validate: {},
     freezeTableName: false,
     underscored: false,
     syncOnAssociation: true,
     paranoid: false,
     whereCollection: { farmid: 5, networkid: 'NetworkId' },
     schema: null,
     schemaDelimiter: '',
     language: 'en',
     defaultScope: null,
     scopes: null,
     hooks: { beforeCreate: [], afterCreate: [] },
     omitNull: false,
     hasPrimaryKeys: false },
  hasPrimaryKeys: false,
  selectedValues: 
   { nodeid: 'NodeId',
     name: 'NameHere',
     longname: '',
     latitude: 30,
     longitude: -110,
     networkid: 'NetworkId',
     farmid: '5',
     lastheard: Mon Dec 09 2013 04:04:40 GMT+0300 (FET),
     id: 9,
     createdAt: Tue Dec 03 2013 01:29:09 GMT+0300 (FET),
     updatedAt: Sun Feb 23 2014 01:07:14 GMT+0300 (FET),
     altname: 'Test9' },
  __eagerlyLoadedAssociations: [],
  isDirty: false,
  isNewRecord: false,
  daoFactoryName: 'Nodes',
  daoFactory: 
   { options: 
      { timestamps: true,
        createdAt: 'createdAt',
        updatedAt: 'updatedAt',
        deletedAt: 'deletedAt',
        touchedAt: 'touchedAt',
        instanceMethods: {},
        classMethods: {},
        validate: {},
        freezeTableName: false,
        underscored: false,
        syncOnAssociation: true,
        paranoid: false,
        whereCollection: [Object],
        schema: null,
        schemaDelimiter: '',
        language: 'en',
        defaultScope: null,
        scopes: null,
        hooks: [Object],
        omitNull: false,
        hasPrimaryKeys: false },
     name: 'Nodes',
     tableName: 'Nodes',
     rawAttributes: 
      { nodeid: [Object],
        name: [Object],
        altname: [Object],
        longname: [Object],
        latitude: [Object],
        longitude: [Object],
        networkid: [Object],
        farmid: [Object],
        lastheard: [Object],
        id: [Object],
        createdAt: [Object],
        updatedAt: [Object] },
     daoFactoryManager: { daos: [Object], sequelize: [Object] },
     associations: {},
     scopeObj: {},
     primaryKeys: {},
     primaryKeyCount: 0,
     hasPrimaryKeys: false,
     autoIncrementField: 'id',
     DAO: { [Function] super_: [Function] } } }

I think next, what you think will be: "Ok, that is easy, just add your property to dataValues."

node.selectedValues.sensors = sensors;
node.dataValues.sensors = sensors;

I add this lines, and this don't work

Answers


If I get you right, you want to add the sensors collection to the node. If you have a mapping between both models you can either use the include functionality explained here or the values getter defined on every instance. You can find the docs for that here.

The latter can be used like this:

db.Sensors.findAll({
  where: {
    nodeid: node.nodeid
  }
}).success(function (sensors) {
  var nodedata = node.values;

  nodedata.sensors = sensors.map(function(sensor){ return sensor.values });
  // or
  nodedata.sensors = sensors.map(function(sensor){ return sensor.toJSON() });

  nodesensors.push(nodedata);
  response.json(nodesensors);
});

There is chance that nodedata.sensors = sensors could work as well.


you can use the query options {raw: true} to return the raw result. Your query should like follows:

db.Sensors.findAll({
  where: {
    nodeid: node.nodeid
  },
  raw: true,
})

For those coming across this question more recently, .values is deprecated as of Sequelize 3.0.0. Use .get() instead to get the plain javascript object. So the above code would change to:

var nodedata = node.get({ plain: true });

Sequelize docs here


As CharlesA notes in his answer, .values() is technically deprecated, though this fact isn't explicitly noted in the docs. If you don't want to use { raw: true } in the query, the preferred approach is to call .get() on the results.

.get(), however, is a method of an instance, not of an array. As noted in the linked issue above, Sequelize returns native arrays of instance objects (and the maintainers don't plan on changing that), so you have to iterate through the array yourself:

db.Sensors.findAll({
    where: {
        nodeid: node.nodeid
    }
}).success((sensors) => {
    const nodeData = sensors.map((node) => node.get({ plain: true }));
});

Best and the simple way of doing is :

Just use the default way from Sequelize

db.Sensors.findAll({
    where: {
        nodeid: node.nodeid
    },
    raw : true // <----------- Magic is here
}).success(function (sensors) {
        console.log(sensors);
});

Note : [options.raw] : Return raw result. See sequelize.query for more information.


Here's what I'm using to get plain response object with non-stringified values and all nested associations from sequelize v4 query.

With plain JavaScript (ES2015+):

const toPlain = response => {
  const flattenDataValues = ({ dataValues }) => {
    const flattenedObject = {};

    Object.keys(dataValues).forEach(key => {
      const dataValue = dataValues[key];

      if (
        Array.isArray(dataValue) &&
        dataValue[0] &&
        dataValue[0].dataValues &&
        typeof dataValue[0].dataValues === 'object'
      ) {
        flattenedObject[key] = dataValues[key].map(flattenDataValues);
      } else if (dataValue && dataValue.dataValues && typeof dataValue.dataValues === 'object') {
        flattenedObject[key] = flattenDataValues(dataValues[key]);
      } else {
        flattenedObject[key] = dataValues[key];
      }
    });

    return flattenedObject;
  };

  return Array.isArray(response) ? response.map(flattenDataValues) : flattenDataValues(response);
};

With lodash (a bit more concise):

const toPlain = response => {
  const flattenDataValues = ({ dataValues }) =>
    _.mapValues(dataValues, value => (
      _.isArray(value) && _.isObject(value[0]) && _.isObject(value[0].dataValues)
        ? _.map(value, flattenDataValues)
        : _.isObject(value) && _.isObject(value.dataValues)
          ? flattenDataValues(value)
          : value
    ));

  return _.isArray(response) ? _.map(response, flattenDataValues) : flattenDataValues(response);
};

Usage:

const res = await User.findAll({
  include: [{
    model: Company,
    as: 'companies',
    include: [{
      model: Member,
      as: 'member',
    }],
  }],
});

const plain = toPlain(res);

// 'plain' now contains simple db object without any getters/setters with following structure:
// [{
//   id: 123,
//   name: 'John',
//   companies: [{
//     id: 234,
//     name: 'Google',
//     members: [{
//       id: 345,
//       name: 'Paul',
//     }]
//   }]
// }]

I have found a solution that works fine for nested model and array using native JavaScript functions.

var results = [{},{},...]; //your result data returned from sequelize query
var jsonString = JSON.stringify(results); //convert to string to remove the sequelize specific meta data

var obj = JSON.parse(jsonString); //to make plain json
// do whatever you want to do with obj as plain json

or you can use map function. this is worked for me. like this :

db.Sensors
    .findAll({
        where: { nodeid: node.nodeid }
     })
    .map(el => el.get({ plain: true }))
    .then((rows)=>{
        response.json( rows )
     });

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