The Sails application object contains all relevant runtime state for a Sails application.
By default, it is exposed globally as
sails and accessible almost anywhere in your code.
Most users of the framework will only need to know about the
sailsapplication object in order to access a few basic methods and their custom configuration. Less commonly used methods can be found in the advanced usage section.
The application object has a number of useful methods and properties.
The officially supported methods on the
sails object are covered by the other
pages in this section. Here are a few of its most useful properties:
A dictionary of all loaded Sails models, indexed by their identity.
By default, a model's identity is the lowercased version of its filename, without the .js extension. For example, the default identity for a model loaded from
api/models/PowerPuff.js would be
powerpuff, and the model would be accessible via
sails.models.powerpuff. A model's identity can be customized by setting an
identity property in its module file.
A dictionary of all accessible helpers, including organics.
The full set of configuration options for the Sails instance, loaded from a combination of environment variables,
.sailsrc files, user-configuration files, and defaults. See the configuration concepts section for a full overview of configuring Sails, and the configuration reference for details on individual options.
A set of convenience methods for low-level interaction with connected websockets. See the
sails.sockets.* reference section for details.
For more options and implementation details (including instructions for programmatic usage) see Advanced usage.