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Update Object(s)

Update an object

You can update the objects matching with the query by calling the update method and input values. This method directly sets the field values of the object in the database with the values provided in the input.

tip
  • Applicable query modifiers
    ✓ filter
    ✓ lookup
//Upates an object using a query builder
const result = await altogic.db
.model("employee.department")
.filter('_id == "6236506d45aba7a695579996"')
.update({
name: "Technology Office",
code: 60611,
});
Example response
{
"data": {
"totalMatch": 1,
"updated": 1
},
"errors": null
}

Parameters

Here you can find parameters for the update method.

#

Name

Data type

Required

Description

1valuesobjectYesAn object that contains the fields and their values to update in the database.
note

If the client library key is set to enforce session, an active user session is required (e.g., user needs to be logged in) to call this method.

Update fields

You can update the objects matching with the query by calling the updateFields method. It updates the objects matching with the query using the input FieldUpdate instruction(s), you can use predefined options for your update operation with updateType.

The main difference between the update and updateFields methods is that, the update method directly sets the field values of the object in the database with the values provided in the input, however with the updateFields method you can use different options how to update your object fields in the database.

tip
  • Applicable query modifiers : ✓ filter, ✓ lookup
//Increments the likeCount of a wallpost identified by id
//'623655460874df80013caf74' by 1 using the query builder
const result = await altogic.db
.model("wallposts")
.filter('_id == "623655460874df80013caf74"')
.updateFields([{ field: "likeCount", updateType: "increment", value: 1 }]);
Example response
{
"data": {
"totalMatch": 1,
"updated": 1
},
"errors": null
}

Parameters

Here you can find parameters for the updateFields method.

#

Name

Data type

Required

Description

1fieldUpdatesFieldUpdate or FiledUpdate[]YesField update instruction(s).
note

If the client library key is set to enforce session, an active user session is required (e.g., user needs to be logged in) to call this method.

FieldUpdate Properties

Here you can find the properties for the FieldUpdate

#

Name

Data type

Description

1fieldStringThe name of the field whose value will be updated. The field name can be in dot-notation to specify sub-object fields (e.g., field.subField). Please note that only sub-model object fields can be accessed through the dot-notation. You cannot create an update instruction for an object-list field through the dot-notation.
2updateTypebooleanIt defines how the field will be updated. It can be set unset increment decrement min max multiply pull push pop shift.
3valueanyThe value that will be used during the field update. Depending on the update type the value will have different meaning.
Definitions

Here you can find definitions of the updateType

tip
  • set: Sets (overwrites) the value of a field. Applicable on all fields, except system managed _id, _parent, createdAt, updatedAt fields.
  • unset: Clears the value of a field. Applicable on all fields, except system managed _id, _parent, createdAt, updatedAt fields.
  • increment: Increments the value of a numeric field by the specified amount. Applicable only for integer and decimal fields.
  • decrement: Decrements the value of a numeric field by the specified amount. Applicable only for integer and decimal fields.
  • min: Assigns the minimum of the specified value or the field value. If the specified value is less than the current field value, sets the field value to the specificied value, otherwise does not make any changes. Applicable only for integer and decimal fields.
  • max: Assigns the maximum of the specified value or the field value. If the specified value is greater than the current field value, sets the field value to the specificied value, otherwise does not make any changes. Applicable only for integer and decimal fields.
  • multiply: Multiplies the current value of the field with the specified amount and sets the field value to teh multiplication result. Applicable only for integer and decimal fields.
  • pull: Removes the specified value from a basic values list. Applicable only for basic values list fields.
  • push: Adds the specified value to a basic values list. Applicable only for basic values list fields.
  • pop: Removes the last element from a basic values list. Applicable only for basic values list fields.
  • shift: Removes the first element from a basic values list. Applicable only for basic values list fields.