Ember Data numeric IDs


#1

This may seem like a really dumb question, but do models have to have numeric IDs? Or can they be anything alphanumeric? I ask because the data and backend I’m working with doesn’t really have numeric IDs. The IDs are more or less regular words. For example, if I was working with cars, the ids would be something like “saab” or “bmw”, instead of “1” and “2”. Now, I can enforce the API to return numeric IDs, with my current IDs as some other field, but I’m wondering if I have to do this, just to have Ember Data work as expected. As a side note, I started looking into ember-cli-mirage, and going through the docs, everything seems to assume numeric IDs.


#2

Nope, they can be anything. Our’s are big noSQL UUID keys, eg MTE6Q29tbXVuaXR5LDE. Just return it as the id key and you should be all set. Nothing extra to configure IIRC.


#3

Nothing special. Ids are whatever your API PK/Unique ID