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Google Cloud Datastore: Node.js Client

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Cloud Datastore Client Library for Node.js

A comprehensive list of changes in each version may be found in the CHANGELOG.

Read more about the client libraries for Cloud APIs, including the older Google APIs Client Libraries, in Client Libraries Explained.

Table of contents:

Quickstart

Before you begin

  1. Select or create a Cloud Platform project.
  2. Enable the Google Cloud Datastore API.
  3. Set up authentication with a service account so you can access the API from your local workstation.

Installing the client library

npm install @google-cloud/datastore

Using the client library

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const {Datastore} = require('@google-cloud/datastore');

// Creates a client
const datastore = new Datastore();

async function quickstart() {
  // The kind for the new entity
  const kind = 'Task';

  // The name/ID for the new entity
  const name = 'sampletask1';

  // The Cloud Datastore key for the new entity
  const taskKey = datastore.key([kind, name]);

  // Prepares the new entity
  const task = {
    key: taskKey,
    data: {
      description: 'Buy milk',
    },
  };

  // Saves the entity
  await datastore.save(task);
  console.log(`Saved ${task.key.name}: ${task.data.description}`);
}
quickstart();

Troubleshooting

Emulator returning DEADLINE_EXCEEDED, java.lang.OutOfMemoryError

Reference Issue: #95

When using the emulator, you may experience errors such as "DEADLINE_EXCEEDED" within your application, corresponding to an error in the emulator: "java.lang.OutOfMemoryError". These errors are unique to the emulator environment and will not persist in production.

A workaround is available, provided by @ohmpatel1997 here.

Samples

Samples are in the samples/ directory. The samples' README.md has instructions for running the samples.

Sample Source Code Try it
Concepts source code Open in Cloud Shell
Error source code Open in Cloud Shell
Export source code Open in Cloud Shell
Import source code Open in Cloud Shell
Indexes.get source code Open in Cloud Shell
Indexes.list source code Open in Cloud Shell
Quickstart source code Open in Cloud Shell
Add Task source code Open in Cloud Shell
Delete Task source code Open in Cloud Shell
Legacy Samples source code Open in Cloud Shell
List Tasks source code Open in Cloud Shell
Update Task source code Open in Cloud Shell

The Google Cloud Datastore Node.js Client API Reference documentation also contains samples.

Supported Node.js Versions

Our client libraries follow the Node.js release schedule. Libraries are compatible with all current active and maintenance versions of Node.js.

Client libraries targeting some end-of-life versions of Node.js are available, and can be installed via npm dist-tags. The dist-tags follow the naming convention legacy-(version).

Legacy Node.js versions are supported as a best effort:

  • Legacy versions will not be tested in continuous integration.
  • Some security patches may not be able to be backported.
  • Dependencies will not be kept up-to-date, and features will not be backported.

Legacy tags available

  • legacy-8: install client libraries from this dist-tag for versions compatible with Node.js 8.

Versioning

This library follows Semantic Versioning.

This library is considered to be General Availability (GA). This means it is stable; the code surface will not change in backwards-incompatible ways unless absolutely necessary (e.g. because of critical security issues) or with an extensive deprecation period. Issues and requests against GA libraries are addressed with the highest priority.

More Information: Google Cloud Platform Launch Stages

Contributing

Contributions welcome! See the Contributing Guide.

Please note that this README.md, the samples/README.md, and a variety of configuration files in this repository (including .nycrc and tsconfig.json) are generated from a central template. To edit one of these files, make an edit to its template in this directory.

License

Apache Version 2.0

See LICENSE