February 15, 2018

Angular Combine Multiple Subscription Requests

When using the async pipe with multiple subscriptions on the store there will be multiple options requests, the actual requests are combined to one request. To combine the different request we can use share().

HTML template example:

<ama-module-menu [course]="course | async"></ama-module-menu>
<ama-module-content [course]="course | async"></ama-module-content>

Your filling the course observable use the share() operator.

ngOnInit() {
    this.course = this.activatedRoute.paramMap
        .takeWhile(() => this.alive)
        .tap(params => this.store.dispatch(new LoadCourseAction({ id: params.get('courseId') })))
        .switchMap(() => this.store.select(getCourse))

ngOnDestroy() {
    this.alive = false;

Side note: If you use *ngIf result binding you avoid the duplicate requests as well.

<ama-module-menu *ngIf="course | async as c" [course]="c"></ama-module-menu>

Source: RxJS Antipatterns

© Ellen Langelaar 2018