API Client for DatafyCMS

Usage no npm install needed!

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DatafyCMS JavaScript Client

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JavaScript API Client for interacting with DatafyCMS API.



npm install @datafycms/js-client


yarn add @datafycms/js-client


The library is written fully in TypeScript. The SDK offers to functionalities that will let you work with Collections API from DatafyCMS.

  1. Set up your Authentication Token
  2. Start interacting with Collections API

Set up the Authentication Token

There are 2 ways to set up your authentication token

1. Automatically

By default, datafyCMS will look over the DATAFYCMS_API_TOKEN environment variable, so you only need to setup your environment variable


2.Set the API Token manually

To set up manually the authentication token, you need to call the setup function, before interacting with the main API!!.

import datafyCMS from '@datafycms/js-client';

datafyCMS.setup('YOUR API TOKEN HERE')

Work with Collections API

Collection class has the following method that can be used to build the actual request

  • fields([field1, field2]) - list of fields
  • filterBy(fieldId, operator: Operator, value: string | number | boolean) -> apply filtering
  • search(searchValue: string) -> apply search

To create Collection instance that can work with the remote API you need to call

const yourCollection = datafyCMS.collections<T>('your collection name')

T represents the shape of your collection.

To retrieve records from a collection you need to call the .list() method

const response = await datafyCMS.collections<T>('your collection name')

// The response will look like this
export interface Response<T> {
  results: T[];
  previous: string;
  next: string;
  count: number;

To filter the records you need to call the filterBy method. The filterBy will accept the fieldId an Operator and the value

Those are all the operators that you can work with

export enum Operator {
  EQ = 'eq',
  GT = 'gt',
  GTE = 'gte',
  LT = 'lt',
  LTE = 'lte',
  ISNULL = 'isnull',
  IN = 'in',

Work with Record

To work with a specific record and perform:

  • get
  • update
  • delete
  • publish
  • unpublish (draft mode)

You need to create a CollectionRecord instance. The CollectionRecord can be created from Collection instance by calling the record method

const recordIntance = datafyCMS.collections<T>('articls')
  .fields(['title', 'price'])

When you create a CollectionRecord from Collection instance all the fields that were set on collection are automatically transferred on CollectionRecord instance. You can choose to override those by calling fields([]) on CollectionRecord instance

The CollectionRecord instance have the following methods.

export class CollectionRecord<T> {
  fields(fields: string[]): CollectionRecord  // Set what fields you want to get for this record

  get(): Promise<T>                           // Getting the record from DatafyCMS API

  update(value: T): Promise<T>                // Update the record with the value parameter

  delete(): Promise<void>                     // Delete the record

  publish(): Promise<T>                       // Publish the record

  draft(): Promise<T>                         // UnPublish the record



This section provides example on how to use this library

Example of selecting only some fields, applying 2 filters and searching by a value In this example we have the Post resource, and we query the DatafyCMS API to retrieve only the fields title and created_at by filtering the created_at to be greater than 2020-10-20 and views to be less than equal `120. We also search with a value.

To make the actual call we need to call list method

import datafyCMS from '@datafycms/js-client';
import { Operator } from "@datafycms/js-client/types";

class Post {
  title: string;
  created_at: string;
  views: number;
  content: string

const response = await datafyCMS.collections<Post>('posts')
  .fields(['title', 'created_at'])
  .page(2)  // specify the page number, by default is 1
  .pageSize(8) // specify the page size, by default is 20
  .filterBy('created_at', Operator.GT, '2020-10-20')
  .filterBy('views', Operator.LTE, 120)
  .search('search in the content post')

To get only one post

const article = await datafyCMS.collections<Post>('posts')
  .fields(['title', 'created_at', 'content', 'slug', 'meta_title'])
  .record('this-is-my-slug-value or some record ID')