# MutationActions

If you have understood how Actions and Mutations work you might have requirements for some functions that -

  1. first do an asynchronous action
  2. and then commit the resultant value to the store via a mutation

This is where a @MutationAction comes to picture.

Here is a basic example

import {VuexModule, Module, MutationAction} from 'vuex-module-decorators' 

@Module
class TypicodeModule extends VuexModule {
  posts: Post[] = [] 
  users: User[] = [] 

  @MutationAction 
  async function updatePosts() {
    const posts = await axios.get('https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts')

    return { posts }
  }
}

That gets converted to something like this


const typicodeModule = {
  state: {
    posts: [],
    users: []
  },
  mutations: {
    updatePosts: function (state, posts) {
      state.posts = posts
    }
  },
  actions: {
    updatePosts: async function (context) {
      const posts = await axios.get('https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts')
      context.commit('updatePosts', posts)
    }
  }
}

NOTE

Note that if S denotes the type of state, then the object returned from a MutationAction function must of type Partial<S> The keys present inside the return value (for eg, here posts) are replaced into the store.