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Persisting Records


Records in Ember Data are persisted on a per-instance basis. Call save() on any instance of DS.Model and it will make a network request.

Here are a few examples:

var post = store.createRecord('post', {
  title: 'Rails is Omakase',
  body: 'Lorem ipsum'
});

post.save(); // => POST to '/posts'
store.findRecord('post', 1).then(function(post) {
  post.get('title'); // => "Rails is Omakase"

  post.set('title', 'A new post');

  post.save(); // => PUT to '/posts/1'
});

Promises

save() returns a promise, so it is extremely easy to handle success and failure scenarios. Here's a common pattern:

var post = store.createRecord('post', {
  title: 'Rails is Omakase',
  body: 'Lorem ipsum'
});

var self = this;

function transitionToPost(post) {
  self.transitionToRoute('posts.show', post);
}

function failure(reason) {
  // handle the error
}

post.save().then(transitionToPost).catch(failure);

// => POST to '/posts'
// => transitioning to posts.show route

Promises even make it easy to work with failed network requests:

var post = store.createRecord('post', {
  title: 'Rails is Omakase',
  body: 'Lorem ipsum'
});

var self = this;

var onSuccess = function(post) {
  self.transitionToRoute('posts.show', post);
};

var onFail = function(post) {
  // deal with the failure here
};

post.save().then(onSuccess, onFail);

// => POST to '/posts'
// => transitioning to posts.show route

You can read more about promises here, but here is another example showing how to retry persisting:

function retry(callback, nTimes) {
  // if the promise fails
  return callback().catch(function(reason) {
    // if we haven't hit the retry limit
    if (nTimes > 0) {
      // retry again with the result of calling the retry callback
      // and the new retry limit
      return retry(callback, nTimes - 1);
    }

    // otherwise, if we hit the retry limit, rethrow the error
    throw reason;
  });
}

// try to save the post up to 5 times
retry(function() {
  return post.save();
}, 5);