MentorAnswerCollection

api/mentor. MentorAnswerCollection

Represents a mentor answer.

Constructor

new MentorAnswerCollection()

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Creates the Mentor Answer collection.

Extends

Methods

assertAllDefined(names)

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Verifies that the list of passed instances are all members of this collection.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
names

Should be a list of docs and/or docIDs.

Throws:

If instances is not an array, or if any instance is not in this collection.

Type
Meteor.Error

assertDefined(name)

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Verifies that the passed object is one of this collection's instances.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
name String | List

Should be a defined ID or doc in this collection.

Throws:

If not defined.

Type
Meteor.Error

assertValidRoleForMethod(userId)

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Implementation of assertValidRoleForMethod. Asserts that userId is logged in as an Admin, Advisor or
Mentor.
This is used in the define, update, and removeIt Meteor methods associated with each class.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
userId

The userId of the logged in user. Can be null or undefined

Throws:

If there is no logged in user, or the user is not an Admin or Advisor.

Type
Meteor.Error

checkIntegrity() → {Array}

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Returns an array of strings, each one representing an integrity problem with this collection.
Returns an empty array if no problems were found.
Checks questionID, mentorID

Returns:

A (possibly empty) array of strings indicating integrity issues.

Type
Array

count() → {Number}

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Returns the number of documents in this collection.

Returns:

The number of elements in this collection.

Type
Number

define(question, mentor, text) → {String}

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Defines the mentor answer for a given question.

Example
MentorAnswers.define({ question: 'data-science-career-prep',
                       mentor: 'rbrewer',
                       text: 'Understanding the incredible amount of data that humankind is constantly producing is one of the fundamental challenges facing society. The best way to learn is to pick a topic that interests you, find a public source of data in that area, and start actually looking at the data. What patterns can you see? Start asking questions, and figure out how to answer them from the data. Quick plug: Tableau is great for exploring data graphically, and answering questions about data. It's free for students (http://www.tableau.com/academic/students), and Tableau Public (https://public.tableau.com/s/) is a great place to find interesting public data sets and visual analytics based on the data.',
                       });
Parameters:
Name Type Description
question

The question (slug or ID).

mentor

The mentor who answered the question (slug or ID).

text

The answer itself.

Throws:

If question or mentor is undefined.

Type
Meteor.Error
Returns:

The docID of the answer.

Type
String

dumpAll() → {Object}

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Returns an object with two fields: name and contents.
Name is the name of this collection.
Contents is an array of objects suitable for passing to the restore() method.

Returns:

An object representing the contents of this collection.

Type
Object

dumpOne(docID) → {Object}

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Returns an object representing the MentorAnswer docID in a format acceptable to define().

Parameters:
Name Type Description
docID

The docID of a MentorQuestion.

Returns:

An object representing the definition of docID.

Type
Object

find(selector, options) → {Mongo.Cursor}

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Runs find on this collection.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
selector Object

A MongoDB selector.

options Object

MongoDB options.

Returns:
Type
Mongo.Cursor

findDoc(name) → {Object}

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A stricter form of findOne, in that it throws an exception if the entity isn't found in the collection.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
name String | Object

Either the docID, or an object selector, or the 'name' field value.

Throws:

If the document cannot be found.

Type
Meteor.Error
Returns:

The document associated with name.

Type
Object

findOne(selector, options) → {Mongo.Cursor}

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Runs findOne on this collection.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
selector Object

A MongoDB selector.

options Object

MongoDB options.

Returns:
Type
Mongo.Cursor

getAnswers(questionID)

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Returns the text for the given questionID.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
questionID

the id of the question.

getCollectionName() → {string}

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Returns the collection name.

Returns:

The collection name as a string.

Type
string

getPublicationName() → {String}

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Return the publication name.

Returns:

The publication name, as a string.

Type
String

getType() → {String}

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Return the type of this collection.

Returns:

The type, as a string.

Type
String

isDefined(name) → {boolean}

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Returns true if the passed entity is in this collection.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
name String | Object

The docID, or an object specifying a documennt.

Returns:

True if name exists in this collection.

Type
boolean

publish()

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Default publication method for entities.
It publishes the entire collection.

removeAll()

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Removes all elements of this collection.
This is implemented by mapping through all elements because mini-mongo does not implement the remove operation.
So this approach can be used on both client and server side.
removeAll should only used for testing purposes, so it doesn't need to be efficient.

Returns:

true

removeIt(docID)

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Remove the mentor answer.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
docID

the ID of the answer.

removeQuestion(question)

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Removes all the MentorAnswers to the given MentorQuestion.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
question

the question's ID or slug.

removeUser(user)

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Removes all the MentorAnswers associated with the given user.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
user

the user's ID or username.

restoreAll(dumpObjects)

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Defines all the entities in the passed array of objects.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
dumpObjects

The array of objects representing the definition of a document in this collection.

restoreOne(dumpObject) → {String}

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Defines the entity represented by dumpObject.
Defaults to calling the define() method if it exists.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
dumpObject

An object representing one document in this collection.

Returns:

The docID of the newly created document.

Type
String

subscribe()

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Default subscription method for entities.
It subscribes to the entire collection.

toString() → {String}

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Returns a string representing all of the documents in this collection.

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Type
String

update(docID, text)

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Updates the mentor answer.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
docID

the docID of the mentor answer.

text

the updated text.