Simple Javascript Model Schema

View the Project on GitHub davsket/model-schema


An easy-lightweigth ORM inspired in the Django framework, and developed over Mootools.Core.Class basis. It let you define new Models (Class style), and provides all the ORM management facilities - In the future I'm going to develop the jQuery version -

You can get the minified version from the downloads, its only 2.64KB (915 bytes gzipped) or by downloading the complete code, in the src folder.


This version requires the Class implementation by Mootools, and it uses require.js (but that's optional)


First import it via require:

require(['Model'], function(Model){
    // Your Code


Model = require('Model')

Defining a Model

Create a model is as easy as creating a Mootools Class

var Person = new Model({
        name: null,
        age: null,
        sex: null

Creating objects

You have three ways to create a new object:

var david = new Person({
        name: 'david',
        age: 27,
        sex: 'male'
    carolina = Person.objects.create({
        name: 'carolina',
        age: 24,
        sex: 'female'
    diana = carolina.__objects__.create({
        name: 'diana',
        age: 22,
        sex: 'female'

Listing the objects

Person.objects.all() // [david, carolina, diana]
diana.__objects__.all() // [david, carolina, diana]

Filter the objects collection

You can filter with an object or a function

Person.objects.filter({sex: 'female'}) // [carolina, diana]
    return age > 23
}) // [david, carolina]

Exclude the objects collection

You can exclude with an object or a function

Person.objects.exclude({sex: 'female'}) // [david]
    return age > 23
}) // [diana]

Count collection

You can exclude with an object or a function

Person.objects.count() // 3

Sort the objects collection

You can sort the collection by attribute or function

Person.objects.sort(function(a, b){
    return a.age - b.age
}) // [diana, carolina, david]
Person.objects.sort('name') // [david, diana, carolina]

Get an element by attribute(s)

You can get an element by: id, attribute/value, or attributes

Person.objects.get(david.__id__) // david
Person.objects.get('name', // carolina
Person.objects.get({age: 22}) // diana

Delete an element

You can delete an element by: id or passing the object

Person.objects.delete(david.__id__) // returns david
Person.objects.all // [carolina, diana]
Person.objects.delete(diana) // returns diana
Person.objects.all // [carolina]


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