TypeScript SDK

TypeScript SDK contains CUBA data model (entities and enums), rest services and queries as TypeScript classes.

The SDK is framework-agnostic, meaning that in addition to using it with e.g. our React client, you can use it with any TypeScript-compatible framework such as Angular of Vue.

It’s possible to generate the following configurations of SDK depending on your needs (see usage instruction):

  • gen-cuba-front sdk:model - generates entities and enums.

  • gen-cuba-front sdk:all - generates all toolkit - entities, enums, queries and services.

SDK can be used for front-end clients and Node.js-based BFF (Backend for Frontend) development.


Persistent Entities

Consider the Role entity class of CUBA Framework generated in TypeScript:


export class Role extends StandardEntity {
    static NAME = "sec$Role";
    name?: string | null;
    locName?: string | null;
    description?: string | null;
    type?: any | null;
    defaultRole?: boolean | null;
    permissions?: Permission[] | null;
  • You can easily access entity name using static NAME property: Role.NAME.

  • Role class contains all properties of the domain model entity including those from the class hierarchy. Reference fields have corresponding types as well, so that you can work with them in a type-safe manner:

    function changeRole(role: Role) {
      role.defaultRole = true;   // ok
      role.defaultRole = 'foo';  // compilation fails

Non-persistent Entities

CUBA Platform supports non-persistent entities. Entity class should be annotated with com.haulmont.chile.core.annotations.MetaClass, and extended from com.haulmont.cuba.core.entity.BaseUuidEntity. Class properties annotated with com.haulmont.chile.core.annotations.MetaProperty will be included in the generated model.


package com.company;

import com.haulmont.chile.core.annotations.MetaClass;
import com.haulmont.chile.core.annotations.MetaProperty;
import com.haulmont.cuba.core.entity.BaseUuidEntity;

@MetaClass(name = "SampleUserInfo")
public class SampleUserInfo extends BaseUuidEntity {

    public String firstName;

    public String lastName;



export class SampleUserInfo {
    static NAME = "SampleUserInfo";
    firstName?: string | null;
    lastName?: string | null;


CUBA REST API module uses enum’s constant name in client-server communication. SDK contains generated string enums e.g.:

export enum CarType {
    SEDAN = "SEDAN",

In order to get enum id and localized caption, you can query full information about enums in runtime using loadEnums method of CUBA REST JS:

import {EnumInfo, initializeApp} from "@cuba-platform/rest";

const cubaREST = initializeApp();
    .then(((enums: EnumInfo[]) => {
        console.log('enums', enums)

Response example:

    "name": "com.company.mpg.entity.CarType",
    "values": [
        "name": "SEDAN",
        "id": "SEDAN",
        "caption": "Sedan"
        "name": "HATCHBACK",
        "id": "HATCHBACK",
        "caption": "Hatchback"