Other APIs

Here are some other JavaScript APIs provided by the Monaca Backend.

Method/Property Description
monaca.cloud.setTimeout() Set the timeout duration for Ajax request
$.Promise An object returned from Monaca Backend
Chaining Promises Chaining promises together without nesting

Timeout Setting

Set the timeout duration for Ajax request.

monaca.cloud.setTimeout(msec: number)


Name Type Description
msec Number The duration of the timeout in millisecond. The default value is 30000 (=30 secconds).

Return Value

  • None


The following line of code shows how to set the timeout to 5 seconds.



A $.Promise is a jQuery object to promise that the callbacks will be executed when a job has succeeded or failed. In this case, a job means an operation request (e.g. save or update) to the Backend server. It contains 3 callbacks such as:

Function Description
done() This callback will be executed on success.
fail() This callback will be executed on failure. monaca.cloud.Error passed to the callback contains error code.
always() This callback will be executed after either success or failure.


var Diary = monaca.cloud.Collection("Diary");
var criteria = monaca.cloud.Criteria('title == "Monaca"');
        console.log("This message will always appear.");

Chaining Promises

There is a then method, which is a pair of callbacks, in each promise. If the promise is resolved, the first callback is called. Otherwise, the second callback is called if the promise is rejected.

Moreover, you can chain promises together without nesting them. In other words, if a callback for a promise returns a new promise, then the first one will not be resolved until the second one is. Therefore, multiple actions can be done without incurring the pyramid code you would get with callbacks.


var memo = MC.Collection("memo_collection");
    .then(function(item) {
        item.title = NEW_TITLE;
        return item.update();
    }, function(err){
        console.log('Error: ' + JSON.stringify(err));
        return null; })
    .then(function(updatedItem) {
        console.log('Updating is success!' + JSON.stringify(updatedItem));

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