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Pushing Records into the Store

One way to think about the store is as a cache of all of the records that have been loaded by your application. If a route or a controller in your app asks for a record, the store can return it immediately if it is in the cache. Otherwise, the store must ask the adapter to load it, which usually means a trip over the network to retrieve it from the server.

Instead of waiting for the app to request a record, however, you can push records into the store's cache ahead of time.

This is useful if you have a good sense of what records the user will need next. When they click on a link, instead of waiting for a network request to finish, Ember.js can render the new template immediately. It feels instantaneous.

Another use case for pushing in records is if your application has a streaming connection to a backend. If a record is created or modified, you want to update the UI immediately.

Pushing Records

To push a record into the store, call the store's push() method.

For example, imagine we want to preload some data into the store when the application boots for the first time.

We can use the route:application to do so. The route:application is the top-most route in the route hierarchy, and its model hook gets called once when the app starts up.

export default DS.Model.extend({
  title: DS.attr(),
  artist: DS.attr(),
  songCount: DS.attr()
export default Ember.Route.extend({
  model: function() {
    this.store.push('album', {
      id: 1,
      title: "Fewer Moving Parts",
      artist: "David Bazan",
      songCount: 10

    this.store.push('album', {
      id: 2,
      title: "Calgary b/w I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick Of Time",
      artist: "Bon Iver",
      songCount: 2