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Transforming values

Transformers are functions that converts value from provider. @pallad/config has few built-in transformers but you can write your own, which is just any function that accepts input value and returns transformed one.


Converts value to int. Throws an error if cannot be converted.

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';



Converts value to number. Throws an error if cannot be converted.

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';



Converts value to boolean. Throws an error if cannot be converted. Uses glorious yn library so boolean-ish values like yes, no, y, on, off etc are allowed.

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';




Note about type safety.

Many providers does not provide type safety. For example, environment variables are always strings but values from aws-secret-manager are not therefore enforcing type of string by using transformer is advised way to ensure type safety.

Ensures that value is a string and got trimmed from whitespaces at the beginning and the end.

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';



Ensures that value is an URL, throws an error otherwise.

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';


You can enforce certain protocols like http or https

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';

env('FOO').transform(type.url.options({protocols: ['http', 'https']}));


Ensures that value is a valid ISO duration string and transforms it to Duration object. Throws an error otherwise.

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';


Type of Duration object

export interface Duration {
years?: number;
months?: number;
weeks?: number;
days?: number;
hours?: number;
minutes?: number;
seconds?: number;

See docs for iso8601-duration package docs for more details and helpers function such toSeconds that allow to convert duration object to seconds.


I wish we could use new standard Temporal's Duration but polyfill is experimental and not ready for production yet.

Validate duration min and max values

Ensures that value is between a second or a day. min and max options are optional.

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';

min: {seconds: 1}, // or `PT1S`
max: {days: 1} // or `P1D`

Splitting by separator

Splits value into an array by given separator (by default ","). All array values are trimmed and empty values got removed.

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';


Custom separator

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';


Protecting from accidental leak via @pallad/secret

@pallad/secret is a tool that wraps any value and prevents it from being logged, converted to string, inspected etc. Therefore it will help protect your configuration and secret from accidental leak.

Wrapping value with Secret

import {env} from '@pallad/config';
import {secret} from '@pallad/config';


Converts value to int and wraps with secret

import {env, type} from '@pallad/config';
import {protect} from '@pallad/config';


Custom transformer and validation

As mentioned before, transformer is just a simple mapping function that accepts loaded value as input, returns transformed value or throw an error if value is invalid.

import {env} from '@pallad/config';

function upperCase(value: string) {
// you can validate input value and throw an error if something is wrong
return value.toUpperCase();