Populate making use of Mongo-stored calculations and formulas?

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Hermann Schliederwirte

Nov 6, 2014, 9:26:17 AM11/6/14
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I am designing a rather complex financial application where we have to perform  multiple calculations on specific Mongo documents, in a very simplified example:

var NumSchema = mongoose.Schema({

    a:    { type: Number, default: 1 },
  b:    { type: Number, default: 1 }
  sum:  { type: mongoose.Schema.Types.Number, ref: 'CALC' }

module.exports = mongoose.model('NUMB', NumSchema);

var FuncSchema = mongoose.Schema({

    sum:  { type: Number },
    diff: { type: Number }
module.exports = mongoose.model('FUNC', FuncSchema);

CALC is then stored in Mongo as e.g.:


": "NUMB.a + NUMB.b",
  "diff": "NUMB.
a - NUMB.b"

Why all this? Think Excel. Users will be able to create functions and apply them to certain subdocuments ("columns").


- When using populate as above, how do I tell Mongoose whether to use func1 or to use func2?

- How could a correctly working implementation of above scenario look like? Any code, pointers or ideas are appreciated.

Also see: http://mongoosejs.com/docs/guide.html

Related Post: Also see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26778369/where-in-mongoose-or-mongodb-to-put-calculations-and-formulas

Hermann Schliederwirte

Nov 6, 2014, 11:37:09 AM11/6/14
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Ok I am a few steps further by defining "virtuals", see here: http://mongoosejs.com/docs/guide.html

This works marvously, but now I am thinking about pushing the domain logic into the database as well, in order to have a complete universal system free of domain logic, only dependent on user(admin) formulae input in the front end.


// create a document
var doc = new DocSchema({
: { value: "500" },
: {
: "this.test.value (0.02*this.test.value")


.log('%s is the computed result', doc.functions.func1); // this.test.value (0.02*this.test.value") is the computed result

Obviously above prints "this.test.value (0.02*this.test.value") is the computed result". How to achieve the desired functionality here?

Hermann Schliederwirte

Nov 6, 2014, 12:45:47 PM11/6/14
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Andreas R

Nov 6, 2014, 3:55:24 PM11/6/14
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Hello Hermann,

This Mongoose is an embeddable web server in C. Your Mongoose is in
another castle - I mean, on another mailing list ;).



2014-11-06 18:45 GMT+01:00 Hermann Schliederwirte <nottin...@gmail.com>:
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