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Finding Records

The Ember Data store provides an interface for retrieving records of a single type.

Retrieving a Single Record

Use store.findRecord() to retrieve a record by its type and ID. This will return a promise that fulfills with the requested record:

let blogPost = this.get('store').findRecord('blog-post', 1); // => GET /blog-posts/1

Use store.peekRecord() to retrieve a record by its type and ID, without making a network request. This will return the record only if it is already present in the store:

let blogPost = this.get('store').peekRecord('blog-post', 1); // => no network request

Retrieving Multiple Records

Use store.findAll() to retrieve all of the records for a given type:

let blogPosts = this.get('store').findAll('blog-post'); // => GET /blog-posts

Use store.peekAll() to retrieve all of the records for a given type that are already loaded into the store, without making a network request:

let blogPosts = this.get('store').peekAll('blog-post'); // => no network request

store.findAll() returns a DS.PromiseArray that fulfills to a DS.RecordArray and store.peekAll directly returns a DS.RecordArray.

It's important to note that DS.RecordArray is not a JavaScript array, it's an object that implements MutableArray. This is important because, for example, if you want to retrieve records by index, the [] notation will not work--you'll have to use objectAt(index) instead.

Querying for Multiple Records

Ember Data provides the ability to query for records that meet certain criteria. Calling store.query() will make a GET request with the passed object serialized as query params. This method returns a DS.PromiseArray in the same way as findAll.

For example, we could search for all person models who have the name of Peter:

// GET to /persons?filter[name]=Peter
this.get('store').query('person', {
  filter: {
    name: 'Peter'
}).then(function(peters) {
  // Do something with `peters`

Querying for A Single Record

If you are using an adapter that supports server requests capable of returning a single model object, Ember Data provides a convenience method store.queryRecord() that will return a promise that resolves with that single record. The request is made via a method queryRecord() defined by the adapter.

For example, if your server API provides an endpoint for the currently logged in user:

// GET /api/current_user
  user: {
    id: 1234,
    username: 'admin'

and the adapter for the User model defines a queryRecord() method that targets that endpoint:

import DS from 'ember-data';
import $ from 'jquery';

export default DS.Adapter.extend({
  queryRecord(store, type, query) {
    return $.getJSON('/api/current_user');

then calling store.queryRecord() will retrieve that object from the server:

store.queryRecord('user', {}).then(function(user) {
  let username = user.get('username');
  console.log(`Currently logged in as ${username}`);

As in the case of store.query(), a query object can also be passed to store.queryRecord() and is available for the adapter's queryRecord() to use to qualify the request. However the adapter must return a single model object, not an array containing one element, otherwise Ember Data will throw an exception.

Note that Ember's default JSON API adapter does not provide the functionality needed to support queryRecord() directly as it relies on REST request definitions that return result data in the form of an array.

If your server API or your adapter only provides array responses but you wish to retrieve just a single record, you can alternatively use the query() method as follows:

// GET to /users?filter[email]=tomster@example.com
tom = store.query('user', {
  filter: {
    email: 'tomster@example.com'
}).then(function(users) {
  return users.get("firstObject");