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Vinicius Kiatkoski Neves Author

Hey Adam, I'm glad that you liked it!

Let me try to help you from your gist.

You've a computed property called user which comes from your store, right? You don't watch computed properties (vuejs.org/v2/guide/computed.html). The computed property will have a set/get methods that you can customize for our needs. So you know when it changes (set is called).

If you want to watch, you can still do watch the getters.user so whenever the user changes (I'm assuming that is what you want here) this watcher will be called. I've tried to copy from your example the code below and adapt it but please double check the calls.

this.unwatch = this.$store.watch(
  (state, getters) => getters.user,
  (newUser, oldUser) => {
    this.$bind('handles', firebase.firestore().collection('handles'))
  },
)

What is happening here is:

  • You watch getters.user so I assume you've some user state that gets committed and a getter that maps to this state
  • Whenever the getters.user changes (new entry/property - watch out for Vue.set in this case) the watcher is called (where you want to call firestore)

I hope it is what you want (as I don't know in details it gets a bit tricky to fully understand the example). Let me know if I helps or let me know if anything else is needed.

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Adam Beguelin

Yes, you're correct. user is in the store and I'm trying to get data from Firestore when user changes. But this.$store.watch never gets invoked. If I console.log it in mounted it's null. But when I console.log it in beforeUpdate it's set. Yet, this.$store.watch is never called.

If I use the normal watcher on user it gets invoked, but the values don't seem to be there. I can log them and they are undefined. Perhaps this is because user is a Vuex computed property. I tried deep: true but then the (non-store) watcher is invoked twice, neither time with the data I need.

Any idea why the watcher isn't being called even through user is obviously changing?

Thanks for your help!

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Vinicius Kiatkoski Neves Author

Hey Adam, to help our discussion I've created this Codesandbox: codesandbox.io/s/agitated-haze-ojdun

Please check store.js and App.vue. I've tried to create a fetch logic (full user and just username). Please mind the comments and play with comment/uncomment the deep and immediate options.
Also mind the first warning here vuejs.org/v2/api/#vm-watch once you hit the Fetch new username button.