a NestJS module that provides JSONAPI integration

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import nestJsonapi from '';


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A Nest module that provides JSONAPI integration.


npm install --save nest-jsonapi


Import the JsonapiModule into the root AppModule and use the forRoot() method to configure it:

import { JsonapiModule } from "nest-jsonapi";

    imports: [
            // options
export class AppModule {}

Inject JsonapiService:

import { JsonapiService, JSONAPI_MODULE_SERVICE } from "nest-jsonapi";

export class PhotosController {
    constructor(@Inject(JSONAPI_MODULE_SERVICE) private readonly jsonapiService: JsonapiService) {}

Note that JsonapiModule is a global module, therefore it will be available in all modules.


If you plan on using the JsonapiPayload decorator (more info below), you must use the JsonapiMiddleware in your application. This does 2 things:

  1. enable parsing jsonapi content as JSON
  2. creates a request-scoped holder for tracking metadata


export class AppModule implements NestModule {
    public configure(consumer: MiddlewareConsumer): void {


The JsonapiInterceptor is used to properly transform your controller result data to JSONAPI. You can decorate at a class or method level:

export default class PhotosController {}

Payload Metadata

In order for the JsonapiInterceptor to know how to transform your data, you need to decorate your methods.

@JsonapiPayload({ resource: RESOURCE_PHOTOS })
public async findPhotos(@Query() query: FindOptions): Promise<Photo[]>

Exception Filter

In order to support error responses compliant with the JSONAPI specification, the JsonapiExceptionFilter exists.

const { httpAdapter } = app.get(HttpAdapterHost);
app.useGlobalFilters(new JsonapiExceptionFilter(httpAdapter));

Schema Registration

The JsonapiService requires schemas for the resources it is going to handle. You have control of how that is configured, by defining a schematic. We provide a thin wrapper around the transformalizer library.

Typically you will want to register your schemas on module initialization.

export class AppModule implements OnModuleInit {
    constructor(@Inject(JSONAPI_MODULE_SERVICE) private readonly jsonapiService: JsonapiService) {}

    public async onModuleInit(): Promise<void> {
        const photoBuilder = new SchemaBuilder<Photo>(RESOURCE_PHOTOS);
        photoBuilder.dataBuilder.untransformAttributes({ deny: ["createdAt", "updatedAt"] });

Reference Example

nest-jsonapi-example is an example project that demonstrates the usage of this module. Since not all aspects of the module have been fully tested yet (coming soon!), I highly suggest checking this out!

API Docs

For detailed API information please visit the API documentation.


See the Contributing guide for details.


This project is licensed under the MIT License.