The remote connector enables you to use a LoopBack application as a data source via REST.
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Remote REST API connector for loopback.

  • The version range 3.x is compatible with LoopBack v3 and newer.
  • Use the older range 1.x for applications using LoopBack v2.

Quick Explanation

Use this connector to create a datasource from another Loopback application. Below is a quick example:


	"MyMicroService": {
		"name": "MyMicroService",
		"connector": "remote"

Note that you should add a url property to point to another remote service. If you do not specify a url property, the remote connector will point to it’s own host name, port it’s running on, etc.

The connector will generate models on the MyMicroService datasource object based on the models/methods exposed from the remote service. Those models will have methods attached that are from the model’s remote methods. So if you exposed a remote method from that micro-service called bar from the model foo, the connector will automatically generate the following:

Access it in any model file

To access the remote Loopback service in a model:

module.exports = function(Message) {

	Message.test = function (cb) { () {});

		cb(null, {});

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