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A set of operators to transform actions payload or an atoms state in a FRP style. Simply put, this package is convenient for reactive processing of actions and effects. But some operators could be useful for data processing too, like filter, delay (debounce, throttle) and sample.

included in @reatom/framework


Simple map utility, which allow you to receive previous dependency state by a second optional argument.

import { mapState } from '@reatom/lens'
// this is a typical code which have a problem with extra updates
// in case when an element of the list changes not `myProp`
export const filteredListAtom = atom((ctx) =>
ctx.spy(listAtom).map((obj) => obj.myProp),
// `mapState` could help to solve this problem, as it pass previous state as a second argument
export const bAtom = listAtom.pipe(
mapState((ctx, list, prevState) => {
const newState = => obj.myProp)
return isShallowEqual(newState, prevState) ? prevState : newState


Sometimes you already have filteredListAtom from the previous example and it have no internal memoization. So you could use filter operator to prevent extra updates.

Updates filtered by comparator function, which should return true, if new state should continue to propagate. It uses isShallowEqual from utils package by default.

import { filter } from '@reatom/lens'
import { isShallowEqual } from '@reatom/utils'
export const listMemoAtom = filteredListAtom.pipe(filter())
// equals to
export const listMemoAtom = filteredListAtom.pipe(
filter((ctx, next, prev) => !isShallowEqual(next, prev)),

This operator could filter actions too!

import { filter } from '@reatom/lens'
export const linkClicked = onDocumentClick.pipe(
filter((ctx, event) => === 'A'),


Map payload of each action call. Resulted action is not callable.

import { mapPayload } from '@reatom/lens'
export const changeFullname = changeName.pipe(
mapPayload((ctx, { firstName, lastName }) => `${firstName} ${lastName}`),

You could pass initial state by first argument to create an atom.

import { action } from '@reatom/core'
import { mapPayload } from '@reatom/lens'
export const onInput = action('onInput')
export const inputAtom = onInput.pipe(
mapPayload('', (ctx, event) => event.currentTarget.value, 'inputAtom'),


Map fulfilled value of async action call. Resulted action is not callable.

import { mapPayloadAwaited } from '@reatom/lens'
export const newData = fetchData.pipe(mapPayloadAwaited())
// OR pick needed value
export const newData = fetchData.pipe(
mapPayloadAwaited((ctx, response) =>,

You could pass initial state by first argument to create an atom.

import { mapPayloadAwaited } from '@reatom/lens'
export const dataAtom = fetchList.pipe(
mapPayloadAwaited((ctx, response) =>,


Create action which map input to passed action / atom.

import { atom } from '@reatom/core'
import { mapInput } from '@reatom/lens'
export const inputAtom = atom('', 'inputAtom')
export const changeInput = inputAtom.pipe(
mapInput((ctx, event) => event.currentTarget.value, 'changeInput'),


Delay updates by timeout.

import { action } from '@reatom/core'
import { debounce, mapPayload } from '@reatom/lens'
export const startAnimation = action()
export const endAnimation = startAnimation.pipe(debounce(250))


Delay updates until other atom update / action call.

This code is taken from this example.

import { mapPayload, sample } from '@reatom/lens'
export const lastRequestTimeAtom = fetchData.pipe(
mapPayload(0, () =>, 'fetchStartAtom'),
mapState((ctx, start) => start && - start, 'lastRequestTimeAtom'),


Convert an action to atom with optional init state.

import { mapPayloadAwaited, toAtom } from '@reatom/lens'
export const dataAtom = fetchData.pipe(mapPayloadAwaited(), toAtom([]))


Removes all extra properties, useful for exports cleaning.

import { plain } from '@reatom/lens'
const _fetchData = reatomFetch('...')
// ... some module logic with `_fetchData.retry` etc
// allow external modules only fetch data and not manage it by other ways
export const fetchData = _fetchData.pipe(plain)


Removes all callable signature, useful for exports cleaning.

import { readonly } from '@reatom/lens'
const _countAtom = atom(0)
export const changeCount = action((ctx) => {
// the module extra logic here
// disallow atom to be mutated outside the module
export const countAtom = _countAtom.pipe(readonly)


Recursively unwrap all atoms in an atomized structure. Useful for making snapshots of reactive state. Uses ctx.spy if it’s available.

parseAtoms: persistence example

import { action, atom, Action, AtomMut } from '@reatom/core'
import { withLocalStorage } from '@reatom/persist-web-storage'
import { parseAtoms, ParseAtoms } from '@reatom/lens'
export type Field = {
id: number
name: string
value: AtomMut<string>
remove: Action
const getField = (id: number, name: string, value: string): Field => {
return {
value: atom(value),
remove: action((ctx) => {
// ...
export const listAtom = atom<Array<Field>>([], 'listAtom').pipe(
toSnapshot: (state) => parseAtoms(state),
fromSnapshot: (snapshot: any) =>
getField(,, snapshot.value),

parseAtoms: shortcut example

You can use parseAtoms to reduce the amount of . Let’s suppose you have the following structure:

interface User {
name: AtomMut<string>
bio: AtomMut<string>
website: AtomMut<string>
address: AtomMut<string>

And use it like this:

import { useAtom } from '@reatom/npm-react'
export const User = ({ user }: { user: User }) => {
const [name] = useAtom(
const [bio] = useAtom(
const [website] = useAtom(
const [address] = useAtom(user.address)
return <form>...</form>

With parseAtoms you can refactor usage to look like this:

import { parseAtoms } from '@reatom/lens'
import { useAtom, useAction } from '@reatom/npm-react'
export const User = ({ user }: { user: User }) => {
const [
name, //
] = useAtom((ctx) => parseAtoms(ctx, user))
return <form>...</form>


Creates an atom that depending on some condition or data patterns, which can be an atom too. Useful for describing UIs with @reatom/jsx or any other renderers. Here is the example of routing description from the base template (Vite, TypeScript, React, Reatom).

export const routes = match(isLoggedAtom)
.default(() => <Auth />)
match((ctx) => ctx.spy(urlAtom).pathname)
.is('/me', () => <Profile />)
.default(() => <Home />),

You can call match with any primitive value, computed function, or existing atom. The returned atom depends on the initial expression and contains the undefined state by default. To add handlers and complete the state type, use chain methods. Each chain mutates the original atoms. It is a good practice to use it in the same place where atom was created.

  • default for replacing undefined fallback state
  • is for strict comparison
  • truthy (MDN) and falsy (MDN) for empty things handling
  • with structural handling


Bind action or atom update function with passed callback.

import { action, createCtx } from '@reatom/core'
import { bind } from '@reatom/lens'
const doSome = action()
const ctx = createCtx()
export handleSome = bind(ctx, doSome)
// 123


Adds reset action to reset the atom state.

For example, clear state after all dependencies and subscribers are gone.

import { atom } from '@reatom/core'
import { withReset } from '@reatom/lens'
import { onDisconnect } from '@reatom/hooks'
export const dataAtom = atom([], 'dataAtom').pipe(withReset())
onDisconnect(dataAtom, dataAtom.reset)


Sometimes you need to get computed value from an atom in another computer, but you don’t want to trigger other recomputations if the computed value is not changed. It is the common case for reatomComponent from reatom/npm-react package. The select allows you to perform and memorize some computation by a simple inline callback. It is specially useful when you can’t create separate memorized function because your target atom is dynamically created.

import { select } from '@reatom/framework'
import { reatomComponent } from '@reatom/npm-react'
export const ListSize = reatomComponent(({ ctx }) => {
// wrong way, the component will rerender on each element update
const length = ctx.spy(listAtom).length
// correct optimal way, the component will rerender only on `length` change
const length = select(ctx, (ctx) => ctx.spy(listAtom).length)
return <div>{length}</div>
}, 'ListSize')

Under the hood select creates additional atom, so you can perform all regular tasks in the callback of the select, just like in the regular computed atom.

Important note is that you could use only one select in each atom, this is done for performance reasons and API simplicity. If, for some reason, you really need a few select, you could nest it and call one in another and so on.