# apostrophe-pieces

# Inherits from: apostrophe-doc-type-manager

apostrophe-pieces provides a "base class" you can extend to create new content types for your project. Just use the addFields option to create a schema and you'll get a user interface for managing your content for free. Add in the apostrophe-pieces-pages module to display an index page and permalink pages for your pieces, and use apostrophe-pieces-widgets to allow them to be sprinkled into pages all over the site. To learn more, see:

Reusable content with pieces

# Options

# slugPrefix

If set this string, which typically should end with -, will be prepended to the slugs of all pieces of this type in order to prevent needless conflicts with the slugs of other piece types.

# addToListProjection

A MongoDB-style projection object indicating which additional properties of a piece will be returned by the query that populates the list view in the "Manage Pieces" dialog box. This was added for security reasons. Note that if you are simply using addColumns then this should happen automatically for you. You would mainly need this option if you are overriding the list view template altogether and displaying information in a custom way. Negative projections (exclusions) are not supported.

# More Options

See reusable content with pieces for many additional options.

# Methods

# finalizeControls() [api]

# findForEditing(req, criteria, projection) [api]

Returns a cursor that finds docs the current user can edit. Unlike find(), this cursor defaults to including unpublished docs. Subclasses of apostrophe-pieces often extend this to remove more default filters

# requirePiece(req, res, next) [api]

middleware for JSON API routes that expect the ID of an existing piece at req.body._id, with editing privileges

# requirePieceEditorView(req, res, next) [api]

middleware for JSON API routes that expect the ID of an existing piece this user is allowed to edit at req.body._id

# requireEditor(req, res, next) [api]

User must have some editing privileges for this type

# list(req, options, callback) [api]

options.filters can contain cursor filters. options.chooser, options.format and options.manageView are also implemented. For bc, if options.filters does not exist, all properties of options are treated as cursor filters.

# getListProjection(req) [api]

Used to fetch the projection used for the /modules/yourmodulename/list route to avoid disclosing excessive information. By default, returns the listProjection option. A good extension point; be sure to apply the super pattern to get the benefit of extensions in other modules, like workflow.

# setListProjection(req, cursor) [api]

Implements setting the projection for the list route, see getListProjection.

# insert(req, piece, options, callback) [api]

Insert a piece. Also invokes the beforeInsert, beforeSave, afterInsert and afterSave methods of this module.

You may omit the options argument completely.

If options.permissions is explicitly set to false, permissions are not checked. Otherwise the user must have the appropriate permissions to insert the piece.

For convenience, the piece is passed to the callback as the second argument. It's the same piece object, with some new properties.

If no callback is passed, returns a promise.

# update(req, piece, options, callback) [api]

Update a piece. Also invokes the beforeUpdate, beforeSave, afterUpdate and afterSave methods of this module.

You may omit the options argument completely.

If options.permissions is explicitly set to false, permissions are not checked. Otherwise the user must have the appropriate permissions to insert the piece.

For convenience, the piece is passed to the callback as the second argument. It's the same piece object you passed, likely with modifications such as the updatedAt property.

# trash(req, id, callback) [api]

Move a piece to the trash by id. If callback is omitted, a promise is returned.

# rescue(req, id, callback) [api]

Rescue a piece from the trash by id. If callback is omitted, a promise is returned.

# convert(req, piece, callback) [api]

Convert the data supplied in req.body via the schema and update the piece object accordingly. If req.convertOnlyTheseFields is present, touch only the fields present in that array.

# afterConvert(req, piece, callback) [api]

Invoked after apos.schemas.convert by the insert and update routes

# beforeInsert(req, piece, options, callback) [api]

Invoked by self.insert. Does nothing by default; convenient extension point

# beforeSave(req, piece, options, callback) [api]

Invoked by self.insert and self.update. Does nothing by default; convenient extension point

# afterInsert(req, piece, options, callback) [api]

Invoked by self.insert. Does nothing by default; convenient extension point

# afterSave(req, piece, options, callback) [api]

Invoked by self.insert and self.update. Does nothing by default; convenient extension point

# beforeUpdate(req, piece, options, callback) [api]

Invoked by self.update. Does nothing by default; convenient extension point

# afterUpdate(req, piece, options, callback) [api]

Invoked by self.update. Does nothing by default; convenient extension point

# beforeTrash(req, id, callback) [api]

Invoked by self.trash. Does nothing by default; convenient extension point

# afterTrash(req, id, callback) [api]

Invoked by self.trash. Does nothing by default; convenient extension point

# beforeRescue(req, id, callback) [api]

# afterRescue(req, id, callback) [api]

# beforeList(req, filters, callback) [api]

# afterList(req, results, callback) [api]

# apiResponse(res, err, data) [api]

For legacy reasons, pieces have their own apiResponse method which is just a wrapper for the newer apiResponder.

# insertResponse(req, res, err, data) [api]

# updateResponse(req, res, err, data) [api]

# retrieveResponse(req, res, err, data) [api]

# listResponse(req, res, err, data) [api]

# trashResponse(req, res, err, data) [api]

# rescueResponse(req, res, err, data) [api]

# composeFilters() [api]

# composeColumns() [api]

# validateSchema() [api]

# searchDetermineTypes(types) [api]

Enable inclusion of this type in sitewide search results

# isAdminOnly() [api]

# addPermissions() [api]

# addToAdminBar() [api]

# addUrls(req, pieces, callback) [api]

Add ._url properties to the given pieces, if possible. The default implementation does nothing, however apostrophe-pieces-pages will call setAddUrls to point to its own addUrlsToPieces method.

# setAddUrls(fn) [api]

Called by apostrophe-pieces-pages to replace the default addUrls method with one that assigns ._url properties to pieces based on the most suitable pages of that type. See the addUrlsToPieces method of apostrophe-pieces-pages.

# composeBatchOperations() [api]

# batchSimpleRoute(req, name, change) [api]

Implements a simple batch operation like publish or unpublish. Pass req, the name of a configured batch operation, and and a function that accepts (req, piece, data, callback), performs the modification on that one piece (including calling update if appropriate), and invokes its callback.

data is an object containing any schema fields specified for the batch operation. If there is no schema it will be an empty object.

If req.body.job is truthy, replies immediately to the request with { status: 'ok', jobId: 'cxxxx' }. The jobId can then be passed to apos.modules['apostrophe-jobs'].start() on the rowser side to monitor progress.

Otherwise, replies to the request with { status: 'ok', data: piece } on success. If ids rather than _id were specified, data is an empty object.

To avoid RAM issues with very large selections and ensure that lifecycle callbacks like beforeUpdate, etc. are invoked, the current implementation processes the pieces in series.

# convertInsertAndRefresh(req, responder) [api]

Accept a piece found at req.body, via schema-based convert mechanisms, then invoke responder with req, res, err, piece. Implements self.routes.insert. Also used by the optional apostrophe-pieces-rest-api module.

If req.piece has a _copyingId property, fetch that piece and, if we have permission to edit, copy its non-schema-based top level areas into the new piece. This accounts for content editor-modal.js doesn't know about.

# convertUpdateAndRefresh(req, responder) [api]

Update the piece object at req.piece (usually populated via the requirePiece middleware or by the insert route) based on req.body, fetch the updated piece and invoke responder with req, res, err, piece. Implements the back end of the update route, also used by the optional apostrophe-pieces-rest-api module.

# copyExtraAreas(req, copyFrom, piece, callback) [api]

Copy top-level areas present in copyFrom to piece, leaving any that are already present in piece alone. The copy mechanism in the piece editor modal only knows about noncontextual schema fields, this method is called on the server side to copy contextual and undeclared areas too

# copyExtras(req, copyFrom, piece, callback) [api]

An empty stub you may override to copy extra properties not visible to the schema when the user carries out a "copy piece" operation. At this point schema fields and top level extra areas have already been copied

# getCreateControls(req) [api]

# getEditControls(req) [api]

# getChooserControls(req) [api]

# getManagerControls(req) [api]

# generate(i) [api]

Generate a sample piece of this type. The i counter is used to distinguish it from other samples. Useful for things like testing pagination, see the your-piece-type:generate task.

# modulesReady() [api]

# createRoutes() [routes]

# pushAssets() [browser]

# pushDefineSingleton() [browser]

# getCreateSingletonOptions(req) [browser]

# addTasks() [tasks]

# addGenerateTask() [tasks]

# API Routes

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/insert

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/retrieve

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/list

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/update

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/publish

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/unpublish

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/tag

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/untag

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/permissions

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/manager-modal

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/chooser-modal

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/editor-modal

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/create-modal

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/batch-permissions-modal

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/trash

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/rescue

# POST /modules/apostrophe-pieces/insert-via-upload