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Jonathan Gamble
Jonathan Gamble

Posted on • Updated on • Originally published at fireblog.io

Firestore Observables to Promises

I am crazy, so I created a quick reference. Let me know if I missed one!

Note:

afa = AngularFireAuth
afs = AngularFirestore

but should be same premise in any framework.

Docs

const foo = await this.afs.doc(`docPath`).valueChanges()
.pipe(take(1)).toPromise();
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or

const foo = (await this.afs.doc('docPath').get()
.toPromise()).data();
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or

const foo = (await this.afs.doc('docPath').get()
.pipe(take(1)).toPromise()).data();
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or

const foo =  (await this.afs.doc('docPath').snapshotChanges()
.pipe(take(1)).toPromise()).payload.data();
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But the shortest is:

const foo = (await this.afs.doc('docPath').ref.get()).data();
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Collections

const foo = await this.afs.collection('colPath').valueChanges()
.pipe((take(1))).toPromise();
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or

const foo = (await this.afs.collection('colPath').snapshotChanges()
.pipe(take(1)).toPromise()).map((m) => m.payload.doc.data());
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or

const foo = (await this.afs.collection('colPath').get()
.toPromise()).docs.map((m) => m.data());
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or (overkill from last version)

const foo = (await this.afs.collection('colPath').get()
.pipe(take(1)).toPromise()).docs.map((m) => m.data());
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or

const foo = (await this.afs.collection('colPath').ref.get())
.docs.map((m) => m.data());
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User

As you may have noticed...

const bar = await this.afa.currentUser;
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... does not load correctly in a lot of cases.

So try these:

const bar = await this.afa.authState.pipe(take(1)).toPromise();
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or (authstatechanged is most accurate)

const bar = await new Observable(
(observer: any) => { this.afa.onAuthStateChanged(observer) }
).pipe(take(1)).toPromise();
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or

const bar = await new Promise(
  (resolve: any, reject: any) =>
    this.afa.onAuthStateChanged((user) => {
      user ? resolve(true) : resolve(false);
    }, (e: any) => reject(e))
);
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or (the shortest)

const bar = await this.afa.user.pipe(take(1)).toPromise();
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And anywhere you can use take(1) you can use first() if you want to emit an error.

J

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