Storage API

A Storage plugin is a node.js module that exposes the following functions on its module.exports.

Function Description
Storage.init(settings) initialise the storage system
Storage.getFlows() get the flow configuration
Storage.saveFlows(flows) save the flow configuration
Storage.getCredentials() get the flow credentials
Storage.saveCredentials(credentials) save the flow credentials
Storage.getSettings() get the user settings
Storage.saveSettings(settings) save the user settings
Storage.getSessions() get the user sessions
Storage.saveSessions(sessions) save the user sessions
Storage.getLibraryEntry(type,name) get a type-specific library entry
Storage.saveLibraryEntry(type,name,meta,body) save a type-specific library entry

Storage.init(settings)

Initialise the storage system.

Argument Description
settings the runtime settings

Returns a promise that resolves when the storage system is initalised.

Storage.getFlows()

Returns a promise that resolves with the runtime flow configuration.

Storage.saveFlows(flows)

Argument Description
flows the flow configuration object, can be serialised as JSON.

Returns a promise that resolves when the flow configuration has been saved.

Storage.getCredentials()

Returns a promise that resolves with the runtime flow credentials.

Storage.saveCredentials(credentials)

Argument Description
credentials the credentials object, can be serialised as JSON.

Returns a promise that resolves when the flow credentials have been saved.

Storage.getSettings()

Returns a promise that resolves with the user settings.

Storage.saveSettings(settings)

Argument Description
settings the settings object, can be serialised as JSON.

Returns a promise that resolves when the settings have been saved.

Storage.getSessions()

Returns a promise that resolves with the sessions object.

Storage.saveSessions(sessions)

Argument Description
sessions the sessions object, can be serialised as JSON.

Returns a promise that resolves when the sessions have been saved.

Library Functions

Nodes that register a library type allow the user to save and retrieve content in a local library. The following functions of the storage module are used to access this content.

Entries may have metadata associated with them, for example, a function entry includes metadata identifying how many outputs the function provides.

Storage.getLibraryEntry(type,name)

Argument Description
type the type of library entry, eg flows, functions, templates
name the pathname of the entry to return

Returns a promise that resolves with the result.

If name represents to a single entry, the result is the content of the entry. For example, the code of a function.

If name represents to a logical directory, the result is a directory listing array. Each element of the array is either a string (representing subdirectories that can be browsed) or is an object with a fn property providing the entry’s filename, as well as any other metadata associated with the entry.

[ 'directory1',
'directory2',
{ fn: 'File-1.js', outputs: 3 },
{ fn: 'File-2.js', outputs: 1 },
{ fn: 'File-3.js', outputs: 2 }
]

Storage.saveLibraryEntry(type,name,meta,body)

Argument Description
type the type of library entry, eg flows, functions, templates
name the pathname of the entry
meta an object containing additional metadata to save with the entry
body the body of the entry

Returns a promise that resolves when the entry has been saved.

Deprecated Library Functions

Prior to version 0.10.7, the following functions were also used by storage modules.

New implementations of this interface should not implement these functions.

The runtime will use them if they are present for backwards compatibility, but will otherwise use getLibraryEntry/saveLibraryEntry with their type argument set to 'flows'.

Storage.getAllFlows()

Returns a promise that resolves to an object containing a complete listing of all flows in the library.

Storage.getFlow(name)

Returns a promise that resolves to the content of a flow.

Storage.saveFlow(name,flow)

Returns a promise that resolves when flow is saved to the library.