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Session: How to Get Entity Change-Vector

The change-vector reflects the cluster-wide point in time where something happened. It includes the unique database ID, node identifier, and the Etag of the document in the specific node. When a document is downloaded from the server, it contains various metadata information e.g. ID or current change-vector. Current change-vector is stored within the metadata in session and is available for each entity using the getChangeVectorFor() method from the advanced session operations.


instance object Instance of an entity for which an Etag will be returned.
Return Value
string Returns the current change-vector for an entity. Throws an exception if the instance is not tracked by the session.


const employee = await session.load("employees/1-A");
const changeVector = session.advanced.getChangeVectorFor(employee);