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AngularFire2 Getting Observable Of Type Specific Object

I'm working on my first project using Angular and Firebase. Even thou everything works, I have a question about getting specific types of object. For example, I have a service that has a method called getAllNews(), but I want this return to be a type News (created by me, there is a NewsModel file) but when I set the type, I get this from TSLint: [ts] Type 'Observable<{}[]>' is not assignable to type 'EventModel[]'. Property 'length' is missing in type 'Observable<{}[]>

Can anybody shine a light here for me? Thank you so much!

Here is my code:

newsService.ts

import { Injectable } from '@angular/core';
import { AngularFireDatabase, AngularFireList } from '@angular/fire/database';
import { News } from '../news/news.model';
@Injectable({
  providedIn: 'root'
})
export class NewsService {

  NODE = 'news/';
  news: AngularFireList<News[]>;

  constructor(private db: AngularFireDatabase) { }

  getAllNews() {
    const localNews = this.db.list(this.NODE);
    return localNews.valueChanges();
  }

  getNews(id: string) {
    return this.db.object(this.NODE + id);
  }
}

news.model.ts

export class News {
    id: string;
    title: string;
    subtitle: string;
    article: string;
    picture: string;
}

news.component.ts

import { News } from './news.model';
import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';
import { NewsService } from '../services/news.service';
import { Router } from '@angular/router';
import { NavController } from '@ionic/angular';

@Component({
  selector: 'app-news',
  templateUrl: './news.page.html',
  styleUrls: ['./news.page.scss'],
})
export class NewsPage implements OnInit {

  news: any;

  constructor(private newsService: NewsService, private router: Router, private navController: NavController) { }

  ngOnInit() {
    this.news = this.newsService.getAllNews();
  }

  go(id: string) {
    this.navController.navigateForward('news/' + id);
  }
}

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Answer

You need to explicitly type what is coming back from the AngularFireDatabase. You're trying to assign an Observable to EventModel[]. Observables aren't arrays, but they can emit arrays. Implicit typing for the Observable is {}.

What I don't understand is where the EventModel[] typing is coming from. It's almost like news: any on news.component.ts was originally news: EventModel[] and Intellisense is being laggy. Either way, try:

  getAllNews() {
    const localNews = this.db.list<News>(this.NODE); // now should return Observable<News[]>
    return localNews.valueChanges();
  }

in news.component:

  news: Observable<News[]>;

  constructor(private newsService: NewsService, private router: Router, private navController: NavController) { }

  ngOnInit() {
    this.news = this.newsService.getAllNews();
  }
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source: stackoverflow.com
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