@iobroker/adapter-core

Core module to be used in ioBroker adapters. Acts as the bridge to js-controller.

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README

Adapter-Core

Core module to be used in ioBroker adapters. Acts as the bridge to js-controller.

This replaces the utils.js included in the ioBroker template adapter.

Usage

  1. Add this as a dependency: npm i @iobroker/adapter-core
  2. Replace
    const utils = require(__dirname + "/lib/utils");
    
    with
    const utils = require("@iobroker/adapter-core");
    
  3. Create an adapter instance as usual:
    // old style
    const adapter = utils.adapter(/* options */);
    // new style (classes). See https://github.com/ioBroker/ioBroker.template/ for a more detailed usage
    class MyAdapter extends utils.Adapter {...}
    

Utility methods

Compared to the old utils.js, some utility methods were added.

getAbsoluteDefaultDataDir

const dataDir = utils.getAbsoluteDefaultDataDir();

This returns the absolute path of the data directory for the current host. On linux, this is usually /opt/iobroker/iobroker-data

getAbsoluteInstanceDataDir

// old style
const instanceDataDir = utils.getAbsoluteInstanceDataDir(adapter);
// new style (classes)
const instanceDataDir = utils.getAbsoluteInstanceDataDir(this);

Returns the absolute path of the data directory for the current adapter instance. On linux, this is usually /opt/iobroker/iobroker-data/<adapterName>.<instanceNr>

EXIT_CODES

adapter.terminate(
    "for some reason",
    utils.EXIT_CODES.ADAPTER_REQUESTED_TERMINATION,
);

Use standardized exit codes if your adapter needs to terminate.

Automatic backup of data files

ioBroker has the ability to include files written by adapters in its backups. To enable that, you need to add the following to io-package.json:

{
    // ...
    "common": {
        // ...
        "dataFolder": "path/where/your/files/are"
    }
}

This path is relative to the path returned by getAbsoluteDefaultDataDir(). The placeholder %INSTANCE% is automatically replaced by the instance number of each adapter, for example "dataFolder": "my-adapter.%INSTANCE%".

Tips while working on this module

  • npm run build creates a clean rebuild of the module. This is done automatically before every build
  • npm run lint checks for linting errors
  • npm run watch creates an initial build and then incrementally compiles the changes while working.

Errors in the definitions?

If you find errors in the definitions, e.g. function calls that should be allowed but aren't, please open an issue here or over at https://github.com/DefinitelyTyped/DefinitelyTyped and make sure to mention @AlCalzone.

Changelog

2.5.1 (2021-07-22)

  • (AlCalzone) Updated core declarations to v3.3.4.

2.5.0 (2021-05-19)

  • (AlCalzone) Add fallback solution to detect js-controller if require.resolve fails in dev situations with symlinks
  • (AlCalzone) Use release-script for releases
  • (AlCalzone) Updated core declarations to v3.3.0 to be up to date with JS-Controller 3.3.x.

v2.4.0 (2020-05-03)

  • (AlCalzone) Updated core declarations to v3.0.6.
  • (AlCalzone) Expose the predefined collection of adapter exit codes as utils.EXIT_CODES

v2.3.1 (2020-04-17)

  • (AlCalzone) Updated core declarations to v3.0.4.

v2.3.0 (2020-04-15)

  • (AlCalzone) Updated core declarations to v3.0.2. This includes support for new methods in JS-Controller 3.0

v2.2.1 (2020-01-27)

  • (AlCalzone) Included typings for the objects and states cache in the adapter class

v2.0.0 (2019-12-27)

  • (AlCalzone) Updated core declarations to v2.0.0. This removes access to adapter.objects and adapter.states. You must use the new methods adapter.getObjectView and adapter.getObjectList instead of their counterparts from objects.

v1.0.3 (2019-01-06)

  • (AlCalzone) Updated core declarations
  • (AlCalzone) Fix included declarations to allow creating adapter instances with new.

v1.0.0 (2018-27-11)

  • (AlCalzone) Initial version

MIT License

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