Accessing records

    Here are the different methods you can use inside your dato.config.js file to retrieve records stored in your administrative area.

    Find a record by ID

    If you already know the ID of the record you need to access, just use the dato.find method:

    // dato.config.js
    module.exports = (dato, root, i18n) => {
    // returns the record with ID 3411
    dato.find(3411)
    }

    Find all the records of a specific model

    Suppose you have a Blog post model in your administrative area, and you want retrieve the complete collection of its records. First thing first, you need to know its Model ID:

    In this case, the ID is blog_post, so you can retrieve its records pluralizing and camel-casing the Model ID, and using the result as a method on the dato object:

    // dato.config.js
    module.exports = (dato, root, i18n) => {
    // iterate over the Array of records of the `blog_post` model
    dato.blogPosts.forEach(record => {
    // ...
    });
    };

    If you need to access the record associated to a single-instance model, you don't need to pluralize the Model ID:

    // dato.config.js
    module.exports = (dato, root, i18n) => {
    // returns the record for the `about_page` single-instance model
    // (or null, if it hasn't been created yet)
    dato.aboutPage;
    };