Commanded v1.2.0 Commanded.Event.Upcaster protocol View Source

Protocol to allow an event to be transformed before being passed to a consumer.

You can use an upcaster to change the shape of an event (e.g. add a new field with a default, rename a field) or rename an event.

Because the upcaster changes any historical event to the latest version, consumers (aggregates, event handlers, and process managers) only need to support the latest version.


defimpl Commanded.Event.Upcaster, for: AnEvent do
  def upcast(%AnEvent{} = event, _metadata) do
    %AnEvent{name: name} = event

    %AnEvent{event | first_name: name}


The upcast/2 function receives the domain event and a map of metadata associated with that event. The metadata is provided during command dispatch.

In addition to the metadata key/values you provide, the following system values will be included in the metadata:

  • application - the Commanded.Application used to read the event.
  • event_id - a globally unique UUID to identify the event.
  • event_number - a globally unique, monotonically incrementing integer used to order the event amongst all events.
  • stream_id - the stream identity for the event.
  • stream_version - the version of the stream for the event.
  • causation_id - an optional UUID identifier used to identify which command caused the event.
  • correlation_id - an optional UUID identifier used to correlate related commands/events.
  • created_at - the datetime, in UTC, indicating when the event was created.

These key/value metadata pairs will use atom keys to differentiate them from the user provided metadata which uses string keys.

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upcast(event :: struct(), metadata :: map()) :: struct()