Assets

Documentation of how to use assets in Meteor.

Currently, it is not possible to import Assets as an ES6 module. Any of the Assets methods below can simply be called directly in any Meteor server code.

Assets allows server code in a Meteor application to access static server assets, which are located in the private subdirectory of an application’s tree. Assets are not processed as source files and are copied directly into your application’s bundle.

Retrieve the contents of the static server asset as a UTF8-encoded string.

Arguments

assetPath String

The path of the asset, relative to the application's private subdirectory.

asyncCallback Function

Optional callback, which is called asynchronously with the error or result after the function is complete. If not provided, the function runs synchronously.

Retrieve the contents of the static server asset as an EJSON Binary.

Arguments

assetPath String

The path of the asset, relative to the application's private subdirectory.

asyncCallback Function

Optional callback, which is called asynchronously with the error or result after the function is complete. If not provided, the function runs synchronously.

Server [Not in build plugins]

Get the absolute path to the static server asset. Note that assets are read-only.

Arguments

assetPath String

The path of the asset, relative to the application's private subdirectory.

Static server assets are included by placing them in the application’s private subdirectory. For example, if an application’s private subdirectory includes a directory called nested with a file called data.txt inside it, then server code can read data.txt by running:

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var data = Assets.getText('nested/data.txt');

Note: Packages can only access their own assets. If you need to read the assets of a different package, or of the enclosing app, you need to get a reference to that package’s Assets object.

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