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Mongoose

@adminjs/mongoose
Before reading this article, make sure you have set up an AdminJS instance using one of the supported Plugins. Additionally, you should have installed @adminjs/mongoose as described in Getting started section.
This guide will assume you have set up Mongoose using it's documentation or Nest.js documentation.
There are small differences in how you connect Mongoose to Nest.js vs other plugins, so the guide will be split into two sections accordingly.
Example model:
category.entity.ts
import { model, Schema, Types } from 'mongoose'
export interface ICategory {
title: string;
}
export const CategorySchema = new Schema<ICategory>(
{
title: { type: 'String', required: true },
},
{ timestamps: true },
)
export const Category = model<ICategory>('Category', CategorySchema);

Standard

Make sure you have followed the tutorial for the framework you are using in the Plugins section.
The configuration for non-Nest.js plugins is basically the same for each one of them:
  • You must connect to Mongo before creating AdminJS instance
  • You must import AdminJSMongoose adapter and register it
  • You must import the entities you want to use and pass them to AdminJS resources options
app.ts
// ... other imports
import mongoose from 'mongoose'
import * as AdminJSMongoose from '@adminjs/mongoose'
import { Category } from './category.entity'
AdminJS.registerAdapter({
Resource: AdminJSMongoose.Resource,
Database: AdminJSMongoose.Database,
})
// ... other code
const start = async () => {
await mongoose.connect('<mongo db url>')
const adminOptions = {
// We pass Category to `resources`
resources: [Category],
}
// Please note that some plugins don't need you to create AdminJS instance manually,
// instead you would just pass `adminOptions` into the plugin directly,
// an example would be "@adminjs/hapi"
const admin = new AdminJS(adminOptions)
// ... other code
}
start()

Nest.js

Make sure you have set up your app.module.ts according to Nest.js documentation and you have followed Nest.js plugin tutorial as well.
Your app.module.ts should have imports option which contains:
  • MongooseModule.forRoot('<mongo db url>') to set up Mongoose
  • AdminModule.createAdminAsync({ ... }
In your app.module.ts add these imports at the top of the file:
app.module.ts
import * as AdminJSMongoose from '@adminjs/mongoose'
import AdminJS from 'adminjs'
Following this, register AdminJSMongoose adapter somewhere after your imports:
app.module.ts
AdminJS.registerAdapter({
Resource: AdminJSMongoose.Resource,
Database: AdminJSMongoose.Database,
})
This will allow you to pass Mongoose models for AdminJS to load. If we use the Category entity that we used as en example earlier, you should import it into app.module.ts and pass it into resources in your adminJsOptions:
app.module.ts
// ... other imports
import { Category } from './category.entity'
// ... other code
AdminModule.createAdminAsync({
useFactory: () => ({
adminJsOptions: {
rootPath: '/admin',
resources: [Category],
},
}),
}),
// ... other code
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