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Version: 5.1

Result cache

MikroORM has simple result caching mechanism. It works with those methods of EntityManager: find(), findOne(), findAndCount(), findOneOrFail(), count(), as well as with QueryBuilder result methods (including execute).

By default, in memory cache is used, that is shared for the whole MikroORM instance. Default expiration is 1 second.

const res = await em.find(Book, { author: { name: 'Jon Snow' } }, {
populate: ['author', 'tags'],
cache: 50, // set expiration to 50ms
// cache: ['cache-key', 50], // set custom cache key and expiration
// cache: true, // use default cache key and expiration

Or with query builder:

const res = await em.createQueryBuilder(Book)
.where({ author: { name: 'Jon Snow' } })

We can change the default expiration as well as provide custom cache adapter in the ORM configuration:

const orm = await MikroORM.init({
resultCache: {
// following options are the defaults
adapter: MemoryCacheAdapter,
expiration: 1000, // 1s
options: {},
// ...

To clear the cached result, we need to load it with explicit cache key, and later on we can use em.clearCache(cacheKey) method.

// set the cache key to 'book-cache-key', with experiation of 60s
const res = await em.find(Book, { ... }, { cache: ['book-cache-key', 60_000] });

// clear the cache key by name
await em.clearCache('book-cache-key');

Custom cache adapters need to implement CacheAdapter interface.

export interface CacheAdapter {

* Gets the items under `name` key from the cache.
get(name: string): Promise<any>;

* Sets the item to the cache. `origin` is used for cache invalidation and should reflect the change in data.
set(name: string, data: any, origin: string, expiration?: number): Promise<void>;

* Removes the item from cache.
remove(name: string): Promise<void>;

* Clears all items stored in the cache.
clear(): Promise<void>;

* Called inside `MikroORM.close()` Allows graceful shutdowns (e.g. for redis).
close?(): Promise<void>;