meteor Basic Subscription and Publication


Example

First, remove autopublish. autopublish automatically publishes the entire database to the client-side, and so the effects of publications and subscriptions cannot be seen.

To remove autopublish:

$ meteor remove autopublish

Then you can create publications. Below is a full example.

import { Mongo } from 'meteor/mongo';
import { Meteor } from 'meteor/meteor';

const Todos = new Mongo.Collection('todos');

const TODOS = [
  { title: 'Create documentation' },
  { title: 'Submit to Stack Overflow' }
];

if (Meteor.isServer) {
  Meteor.startup(function () {
    TODOS.forEach(todo => {
      Todos.upsert(
        { title: todo.title },
        { $setOnInsert: todo }
      );
    });
  });

  // first parameter is a name.
  Meteor.publish('todos', function () {
    return Todos.find();
  });
}

if (Meteor.isClient) {
  // subscribe by name to the publication.
  Meteor.startup(function () {
    Meteor.subscribe('todos');
  })
}