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All Mify services have simple generated interface to read static (environment) and dynamic (Consul) configs.

Static configs

A static configuration provider is responsible for interacting with any kind of configuration which can't be changed during application execution. If such configuration changes, it requires application restarting. Now, this provider supports only ENV configuration.

Let's add such a configuration to counting-backend service from our guides. First, we have to create a new struct that will describe possible values in our new configuration. For that, navigate to the file with the previously implemented API handler (go-services/internal/counting-backend/handlers/counter/next/service.go).

Inside that file, create a new structure:

type CountingAppConf struct {
  IncStep int `envconfig:"INC_STEP" default:"1"`

This structure contains one int field "IncStep". This field will contain the value loaded from ENV variable with the name "INC_STEP" (which can be edited in the field tag). Also, we provided a default value "1" for this field. This value is used if env variable with the name "INC_STEP" doesn't exist.

Now we should access the defined configuration in our code. For doing that, find the line inside API handler where the counter is increasing (we have added this code in Implementing Counter Handler section), and modify this handler as shown below:

// CounterNextGet - get next number
func (s *CounterNextApiService) CounterNextGet(ctx *core.MifyRequestContext) (openapi.ServiceResponse, error) {
  svcCtx := apputil.GetServiceExtra(ctx.ServiceContext()) // get custom dependencies from context
  currentNumber := svcCtx.Counter

  cfg, err := core.GetStaticConfig[CountingAppConf](ctx)
    if err != nil {
        return openapi.ServiceResponse{}, err

  svcCtx.Counter += cfg.IncStep


  return openapi.Response(200, openapi.CounterNextResponse{
    Number: int32(currentNumber),
  }), nil

Also, another method to access config exists: MustGetStaticConfig. This method doesn't return any error but raises panic if any error occurred.

Building and testing

Now let's test our new code. Since we are using envconfig, we should specify the required env variable before the application is started. For doing that, just run your counting-backend like this:

$ INC_STEP=3 go run ./cmd/counting-backend

Now, you can use curl to validate the result. Don't forget that port in your case could be different:

$ curl 'http://localhost:33767/counter/next'
$ curl 'http://localhost:33767/counter/next'

Dynamic configs have the same interface as static configs.