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This API is deprecated since version 1.3.0 and no longer available since version 1.3.1

$meteor.object / $scope.$meteorObject

A service that wraps a Meteor object to enable reactivity within AngularJS. Finds the first document that matches the selector, as ordered by sort and skip options. Wraps collection.findOne

This module has been deprecated in favor of the new helpers API.

There is no need for $meteor.object anymore as we can use Mongo Collection’s findOne function. Helpers will make sure to update Angular. We also removed autobind because it's a bad practice and we gain much better performance and easier maintainability both for the library and the apps developed with it.

Here is an example for how to migrate:

Old code:

$ = $meteor.object(Parties, $stateParams.partyId);

New Code:

  party() {
    return Parties.findOne($stateParams.partyId);


Calling $scope.$meteorObject is exactly the same but additionally it will automatically stop the object when the scope is destroyed; therefore this is the recommended method.

$meteor.object(collection, selector, auto)

$scope.$meteorObject(collection, selector, auto)

If you documents are saved with objects IDs (and not strings: see here ), you should use new Mongo.objectID to retrieve the object.

$meteor.object (collection, new Mongo.ObjectID (stringId), auto); // you can also use Meteor.Collection.ObjectID


Param Type Details Required Default
collection Meteor Collection Object A Meteor Collection to bind to. Yes
selector Mongo Selector, Object ID, or String A query describing the documents to find or just the ID of the document.,$meteor.object will find the first document that matches the selector, as ordered by sort and skip options, exactly like Meteor's collection.findOne Yes
autoClientSave Boolean By default, changes in the Angular object will automatically update the Meteor object.,However if set to false, changes in the client won't be automatically propagated back to the Meteor object. No True


Newly created AngularMeteorObject object with the following set of methods:

save saves the current value of the object to the server.returns a promise with an error in case for an error or a number of successful docs changed in case of success.
reset reset the current value of the object to the one in the server
subscribe Go to reference
getRawObject Go to reference


// Define a new Meteor Mongo Collection
Parties = new Mongo.Collection('parties');

if (Meteor.isClient) {

  angular.module("socially").controller("PartyDetailsCtrl", ['$scope', '$stateParams', '$meteor',
    function($scope, $stateParams, $meteor){

      $ = $meteor.object(Parties, $stateParams.partyId);

      $scope.partyNotAuto = $scope.$meteorObject(Parties, $stateParams.partyId, false);

      $ = function() {
          console.log('save success doc affected ', numberOfDocs);
        }, function(error){
          console.log('save error', error);

      $scope.reset = function() {

      // Query selector example
      $scope.partyOfUser = $meteor.object(Parties, {userId: Meteor.userId()});