Global Context

Here you’ll find the complete description of global context.

What is it?

A Global Context is a variable that can assume as value of any type of variable, like a map defines a subset of key/value or complex JSONs objects that defines object trees.

It works exactly like the Context, however in a global scope, meaning that it will exists while the application is still running (even on the background), which allows it to be accessed from any application point, being a component or an action linked to a component or even programmatically.

How can you access it?

It can be accessed through an expression in a declarative page, for example, "@{global.user}" or programmatically from a GlobalContext.get() object

How to use it?

It is important to mention some information to use the Global Context:

  • Global context Global ins an object and is type is __ContextData
  • Global context can have as a VALUE, a complex JSON that can contain an object tree in it.
  • It is a Singleton.

How to create a Global Context?

Global context is created with the application and it is defined internally on Beagle as an object with ContextData type, that it will store any defined information on a global context.

How to define a Global Context?

A context to be global, it can be defined in two ways:

  • From a declarative component (using the SetContext action) or
  • Programmatically, using the set() function from the GlobalContext object.

1. Using SetContext

It is possible to define or modify a global context from the SetContext action. You have to identify a global context using an ID = "global" in the contextId property, as you can see below:

        children = listOf(
                Text(text = "@{global.myValue}"),
                Button(text = "Open Modal",
                       onPress = listOf(
                                   contextId = "global",
                                   path = "myValue",
                                   value = "Context has changed"

On the example above, the JSON object created on the context’s root it would be:

{"myValue" : "Context has changed"}

2. Using GlobalContext.set()

Global context can also be defined through a set method, that can be called from the GlobalContext object.

For this, it is used:

GlobalContext.set(value, path)

valueAnyIt represents an information that can be any kind, for example, other JSONs objects, an array or any other object.
pathStringIt represents the path that it will contain this information, like the example above, the path used was "myValue". The path parameter is not required, and when omitted it will define the value informed in the object’s root, overwriting any other information.

To define a global context, just like the example in this section, use the following command:

GlobalContext.set("Context has changed", "myValue");

On the web global context is one of BeagleService attributes, available by library beagle-angular and beagle-react.

Na web, o contexto global é um dos atributos do BeagleService, que a lib do beagle-angular e beagle-react disponibilizam.


To use the global context in any component of your application, you have to inject BeagleProvider in your components' constructor and use the getBeagleUIService function to have access to beagleService's object, access the globalContext and the globalText function you want. See below the code on how to use the set function:

import { BeagleProvider } from '@zup-it/beagle-angular';

constructor(private beagleProvider: BeagleProvider)


const beagleService = this.beagleProvider.getBeagleUIService()
beagleService?.globalContext.set(value, path)


To use global context in a React application, use the available context by beagle-react through useContext of the React and to have access to beagleService and through it access the globalContext and the function you want. See below the set function being used:

import context from '@zup-it/beagle-react/provider'


const beagleService = useContext(context)
beagleService?.globalContext.set(value, path)

In iOS the Global Context is a Beagle Dependencies attribute.

To use it in anywhere of your application you must to use the BeagleDependencies instance of your project as the example below:

  (value: "Context has changed"),
  (path: "myValue")

Recovering a Global Context

Global context can be recovered in two ways:

  • Using expressions (just like any other context) or
  • get function, called from the GlobalContext object.

1. Using the “@{global}” expression

To recover the value assigned to a global context, you have to use the “@{global}” expression.

The example on this section, the global context value was assigned using a "myValue" path, in order to recover it, you have to use the expression "@{global.myValue}" that it will return a “Context has changed” string.

  • If you only use the "@{global}" expression, the value will return a whole JSON object:
    • {“myValue” : “Context has changed”}

2. Using a GlobalContext.get()

Global context also can be recovered through a get method and it can be called from the GlobalContext object.

For this, it is used:


pathStringRepresents the path that it will contain the information, on the example above, the path used was "myValue". The path parameter is optional and if every value is passed, the global context will be returned.

Consider the previous example, to recover a Global context that is in the “myValue” path, use the following command:


The example above you could see all configuration to use set. The config to get is the same, however you have to change the globalContext method that it will be access:


Like the set method, it’s necessary to use the BeagleDependencies to call any Global Context method. Check the example below:

dependencies.globalContext.get((path: "myValue"));
  • The same way when using GlobalContext.get() without a path parameter, this method will return a whole JSON object -> {"myValue" : "Context has changed"}

Removing a Global Context

Global context can only be destroyed with the application closing, and even if it is empty, it can be called anywhere in the application, because it ‘‘exists’’ while the application ‘‘exists’’.

However, it can be reseted or it can have parts of its structure (objects inside the JSON object that represents the global context) removed, modifying the object’s structure.

Using GlobalContext.clear()

Global context can be deleted through clear method that can be called from the GlobalContext object.

It is used:


pathStringOptional. Represents the path you want to remove.

1. Removing all Global Context values

To remove Global context value as a whole, cleaning it, you have to use the clear command without informing a path. See below:


Remember that in the web the global context access is always made over the BeagleService


Remember that in the iOS the global context access is made over the BeagleDependencies


This way, the global context VALUE it will be completely erased and it will have an empty value (""), if called from its GlobalContext.get() function.

2. Removing a Global Context attribute/property

Imagine, for example, a global context that has two properties, like the following ones:

  • GlobalContext.set(path = "myValue1", value = "My Context Value1")
  • GlobalContext.set(path = "myValue2", value = "My Context Value2")
beagleService?.globalContext.set("My Context Value1", "myValue1");
beagleService?.globalContext.set("My Context Value2", "myValue1");

This global context is built by Beagle as a JSON object, like this:

    "myValue1":"My Context Value1",
    "myValue2":"My Context Value2"

Using the command:


The property represented by path “myValue1” will be completly removed from the glova context, that it will be:

    "myValue2":"My Context Value2"

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